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Quviviq User Reviews & Ratings

Quviviq has an average rating of 4.2 out of 10 from a total of 121 reviews on Drugs.com. 32% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 59% reported a negative experience.

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  • Yerts...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 8, 2023

For Insomnia "This one is unfairly maligned. It’s very new and for many, it’s expensive so they’re expecting gold. Most people usually only report bad experiences anyway. Please don’t be discouraged. I’ve tried them all. Ambien made me feel like a zombie all of the next day and made me wake up early so it was basically like passing out drunk. Benzos and Lunesta stopped working. It’s not long-term anyway because of the dependency issue. Everything else had bad side effects, rebounded, or didn’t help at all. Eventually, I had to create an expensive cocktail of OTC remedies including the Lunesta but this was not a long-term solution. I’m grateful I was given this Quviviq, It helps make me calm and tired without any dependency issues, and combined with occasional melatonin and L-Theanine I found rest. Time only makes it better so be patient:)"

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  • Deb
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 2, 2022

For Insomnia "This was horrible, if I slept it was short periods with vivid nightmares waking me up, body hurts legs restless. Sleepy all the next day worse than if I'm awake all night with no meds, this drug was overly advertised. I just spent 7 days with no sleep as I was told it would get better which it never did nightmare"

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  • Slumber...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 23, 2024

For Insomnia "First night on Quviviq 50 mg. I was scared to try it because of the reports of nightmares here. However, last night I got 5 solid hours of deep sleep, and a couple hours of pleasant twilight sleep. I even had a pleasant dream that I remembered (very rare for me to remember a dream). No drugged feeling at all and no hangover. It seems to just settle everything down like heart pounding, racing thoughts, fidgeting etc, and lets sleep take over naturally. Hopeful this will continue and get better after a few weeks. I'll update later."

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  • EBS
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 14, 2022

For Insomnia "After spending the past two and a half years sleeping in hell on Belsomra 10-20mg/night, I have finally found a caring physician willing to Rx me Quviviq 25-50mg/night. There are still some negative side effects, especially next-day anxiety. But I take a low dose of benzodiazepine to calm that down (but ask your Dr. whether that's okay for you, as everyone is different). At least there is much less anxiety and next day sleepiness with this than with Belsomra; it has a shorter half life. They both work equally well in the long-term, in my experience, and apparently based on their clinical trials. But again no drug is perfect. I cannot pretend to know whether this drug is right for all insomniacs, but so far it's the best thing out there that these sleep industries have to offer for me. Finally, I do not understand how this is a Schedule IV controlled substance. I cannot imagine getting high off of it. Just another barrier from gov't in the face of suffering patients."

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  • CNB
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 1, 2022

For Insomnia "I have had insomnia my entire life & this is the only thing I have taken that actually works with 0 side effects. All other medications I tried either didn’t work at all, or had horrible side effects. This is the first time in my life that I’ve consistently gotten 8 or more hours of sleep & I feel amazing."

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  • GRT
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 6, 2022

For Insomnia "I have never been so disappointed. I have been on Ambien for at least 12 years. I shared with my doctor that Ambien was no longer as effective as it use to be, which I thought!! It was suggested that I try Quviviq, which was a huge mistake. It takes at minimum 1-1.5 hours to get to sleep. Then the nightmares begin to overcome what little rest I get. At that point, I’m up again. I would absolutely NOT recommend this medication. Extremely disappointed,"

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  • Happy...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 5, 2022

For Insomnia "So far so good. It was was what I needed, my dose is 50mg. I sleep good. I can wake up. No side effects so far. My dreams are about the same. I do seem a little disoriented when i get up in night to pee, but nothing concerning. I could have a cup of coffee and be good to go in an emergency. Most people forget to leave good reviews, but post their bad experiences. I like the medicine, but wish it wasn't so expensive."

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  • Judyh
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 26, 2023

For Insomnia "I was very discouraged from trying Quviviq after reading patient reviews. But my close friend told me her doctor had recommended it. She and I have very similar sleep issues...cannot fall asleep for hours, cannot go back to sleep, wake at 3:00 a.m., groggy and dizzy upon waking, no energy. My friend got optimal results the very first night. She slept seven hours through the night with no waking. Upon waking, she felt refreshed with energy and a positive outlook for the day. My doctor prescribed it for me, and I have the same benefits..deep solid sleep, waking up refreshed. It has been a miracle for both of us. no more Ambien!!"

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  • shb
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 23, 2023

For Insomnia "This drug has really changed my life. For someone who has suffered from severe insomnia for over 15 years (0-2 hours of sleep most nights in a bad patch), I have tried every non-pharmaceutical/ pharmaceutical therapy available. I am otherwise a very fit and healthy person, I exercise (run/cycle) every day and practice good sleep hygiene. Having tried lots of different medication that primarily work to make you feel drowsy, this feeling did not override my 'alertness' at night. I would take strong benzodiazapines and still have nights of 0 hours sleep. The next day I had awful hangover feelings and a very unclear head. Since taking Quviviq (it starts to work a few weeks in) my sleep cycle has completely returned to normal. It really targets my feelings of wakefulness, and I have very good quality sleep without any fogginess the next day. I can honestly say I have never experienced a drug like it."

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  • Ryan
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 4, 2024

For Insomnia "I have a long history of insomnia and trials of different drugs in nearly every class that haven’t worked. Quviviq is the only drug in its class that works for me, and I consistently get an additional 4-5 hours of sleep per night on this medication. No nasty side effects, no complaints, just much improved sleep! I would call this a moderate to heavy sleeper."

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  • Utah...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 13, 2024

For Insomnia "I've been on for 10 days. I'm falling asleep faster and sleeping through the night. No weird side effects. I hope it stays like this because my eyes finally look normal again. I tried hydroxyzine, doxepin, so many others with a time-limited effect. Had insomnia since a teen and now 40. So far so good."

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  • Hulkl...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 6, 2023

For Insomnia "The first night I took Quviviq, I experienced drowsiness that night, but I was still unable to sleep. I thought to myself, “What a lousy medication.” It wasn’t until I read that I had to continue taking the medication for longer periods to experience the benefits of Quviviq. I am glad that I decided to continue taking the medication. Now two weeks into it, I believe that Quviviq has saved my life. Even though I wake up groggy in the morning from the effects, it is still a much more welcomed effect than insomnia. Give this medication, it’s time to work as it keeps building in your system and will do the job. The best thing is that it’s also not habit-forming. It still teaches your body that nighttime is for sleep. I believe that once my rhythm gets back to normal, I will be free from taking the medication. I hope that this helps. Thank you Quviviq for giving me life back."

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  • Restl...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 20, 2022

For Insomnia "The sales rep really oversold this to my doc. This medication triggered restless legs all night long and mini migraines starting the next morning. Caused dizziness while Ambien did not. I take Cymbalta for depression. Without sleep my depression will get worse. He said it didn't have any side effects. NOT! I am not going to use this drug again."

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  • Sabel...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • July 28, 2023

For Insomnia "This is still a new medication for me, but so far it has worked. I have anxiety and depression, and when my anxiety is bad enough, I get severe insomnia. I started taking my Xanax (prescribed for my anxiety) to help me sleep, but I knew that wasn't a long-term solution. Benadryl does not work for me as far as making me drowsy, and Unisom will sometimes help me sleep, but I wake up SO groggy the next day. Thus far, Quviviq helps me fall asleep and stay asleep. The only “complaint” I'd have is the extremely vivid dreams, which tend to be more negative given my depression/anxiety/past life experiences. But this drug is also in the hypnotic family, so that is to be expected. Do your research. For me, waking up rested and alert is worth the crazy dreams. Best of luck, and hope this review helped!"

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 15, 2023

For Insomnia "THE worse sleeping medication ever! Takes too long for it to work. Tried it for a week, but I had multiple sleep paralysis, and horrible vivid dreams within dream every night! I had to hurt myself in my dreams to be able to wake up. I feared going back to sleep while cannot control myself. The experience was like some evil kept dragging you to hell. This medication should never have been approved for people to use!"

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  • John
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 6, 2023

For Insomnia "After a lifetime of insomnia, nothing like Ambien or Lunesta would work long term for my sleep. My doctor told me Quviviq was a new class of medication, and he wanted me to try it. I was anxious about some reviews but finally tried it. It took about a month, but I now sleep 7+ hours a night, and I’m finally relaxing about bedtime now. Some side effects like being woozy if I have to get up in the middle of the night to go pee. It is expensive but worth it for me."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 24, 2023

For Insomnia "I feel like this drug has gotten a bad rap on here, I wish I would have never read the reviews on here before I took it and gone in with an open mind. This drug works differently than Ambien and such. It will most likely not put you to sleep the first, second or third night. I was hit with sudden insomnia from stress and nothing was working for me, everything would put me to sleep but nothing kept me asleep. On my 4th night of Quviviq I slept 7 hours, with wake times but fell back asleep. Read the info on the website carefully before taking this, so you understand - it takes 7 days to fully start working and a month to get full results. I have been getting consistent 6-7 hours now the past week. Obviously everyone is different so it may not work for you. For me it was my prayers answered because the last step was seroquel. I haven’t had any side effects so far, just a little light headed maybe once in awhile. But no “Ambien hangover”."

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  • Mackey
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 19, 2023

For Insomnia "First med that has ever helped me. Based on the low reviews, I thought 'not'. You MUST take this for at least 3 weeks to see if it works. I have no side effects except some drowsiness but I'll take that for sleep! This Orexin Antagonist really calms an active mind. Sleep comes naturally, not a zonk on the head. It seems to reset your circadian rhythm. I'm going to keep taking this for a while. After 20 years of bad insomnia, I finally found something with promise. Disregard the low ratings and try this for at least 3 weeks. You may need to adjust the dosage. Non-addictive and no withdrawal. Way way better than benzos, quasi benzodiazepines like Ambien, and better than antidepressants."

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  • Zacaack
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 13, 2022

For Insomnia "I've been taking 50mg Quviviq at night for insomnia. I was previously on Ambien and before that Trazedone (trash). It doesn't matter when or what time I take Quviviq it will not put me to sleep and will not make me tired. It does however calm me down at night. So I take 10mg melatonin to put me to sleep and Quviviq does really well and keeping me asleep. Melatonin alone fails to get me a full night sleep and on its own may get me to sleep fast but wake up after 2 or 3 hours feeling rested but then crashing. This is where Quviviq does well at keeping me asleep. The worse side effect (not that big a deal to me) is nightmares and very, VERY realistic dreams. I supposed this means that Quviviq is doing a good job at putting me into REM sleep. I'm not disappointed with this drug, although it does seem kind of weak considering I was on 25mg that doesn't work and upped my dosage to 50mg a night. I don't have other side effects. It does offer another way to sleep when my other drugs exhaust."

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  • Ellen
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 29, 2024

For Insomnia "Looking at the reviews, there are so many 1 out of 10, but also many 10 out of 10. I am also giving this a 10 out of 10. It is the first sleeping pill out of over 20 medications tried in the last 3 decades that actually works! Ambien does not work for me and I have tried it a few different times out of desperation - but I am one of those small percentages that have even worse ricochet insomnia when taking Ambien. I just started Quviviq - it was free with coupon. I have had 3 fabulous nights of sleep and all the 10 out of 10 reviews ring true for me. I cannot sleep more than 3 hours, and once I wake up in the middle of the night, it is almost impossible to fall back asleep. I finally found something that keeps me asleep for 6 hours in a row. All of the crazy comments from the 1 out of 10 reviews about nightmares, weird itching, etc - I experienced zero of that. Because this is working so well my biggest concern will be the cost if insurance isn't going to cover it. Consider trying it!"

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  • Texan...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 9, 2022

For Insomnia "Worst experience ever! After 2 doses, I've had enough to know that this drug is dangerous to your mental health. Did not help with falling asleep and didn't help with sleeping through the night. Like others, the sleep cycles were at most an hour throughout the night. I think they need to go back to the drawing board on this medication."

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  • HereW...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 28, 2022

For Insomnia "It's a bit too early to tell, but this works better than Belsomra (complete trash) and better than Dayvigo which only works for me about 1/5 times. I've taken Quviviq twice and both times slept about 7 hours with a couple of awakenings. The only downside I've noticed so far is next day headache and maybe a little feeling of unease. Fingers crossed for something else to add to the arsenal."

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  • Jan...
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • June 19, 2023

For Insomnia "First of all, this is the only medicine that truly helps me. Still takes me a very long time to go to sleep, but once I’m asleep, really helps me stay asleep. My favorite part is I don’t feel like I have a sleep hangover. Thank you Quiviviq."

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  • Sleep...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 26, 2023

For Insomnia "I've been on Ambien CR 12.5mg since 2006 when it came out and suffered insomnia all my adult life. I would have times where I would go 3-4 days without sleep, even after taking Ambien. I started 50 mg of Quviviq 3 weeks ago, and I've been getting better sleep, but I still wake up 3-4 times per night. The first night was 8 hours of sleep, but the week following was rough. I think that was a withdrawal side effect from getting off of Ambien. After starting this medication, I'm more clear-headed during the day, and my memory seems much better. I don't ever remember dreams, but since starting Quviviq, I do wake up in the morning with memories of dreams, but nothing extreme or bizarre. I just wish it was a little stronger."

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  • jerry...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 12, 2023

For Insomnia "DO NOT TAKE THIS IF YOU TAKE GABAPENTIN! I took one 25mg pill an hour before bed but it did not put me to sleep. The doctor said to double the dose if one doesn't work. Two worked and I slept without waking up. The next day I felt terrible. I would compare the feeling to a really bad hangover. I was very tired, headache, felt dehydrated, and just off. It's a miracle I made it through work. Went to sleep when I got home and did not take the meds again. It's day two and I feel better but still don't feel good. I googled meds not to take with Quivivq and gabapentin is on the list. It intensifies side effects such as grogginess, and headache. Due to my gabapentin prescription, I will no longer take Quivivq."

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