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User Reviews for Suvorexant

Also known as: Belsomra

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Insomnia 226 reviews 109 medications
   
3.8
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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "It should be an over the counter drug. It does not induce sleep in fact doesn't do anything Merck should be embarrassed. My sorry insurance company made me switch from generic Lunesta because that have this stupid rule about prior authorization . My doctor does not give prior authorizations ( I will be changing doctors soon). This drug is not even worth the insurance discount I get, it's not even worth being on the market. I feel stupid paying 35 bucks for it, couldn't imagine being stupid enough to pay more than that for it."

   
1.0

H Victor (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Tried the 20 mg 10 pack free trial... tried it 5 times and saw absolutely no results... woke up every hour and a half or so the entire night. Did not feel foggy in the morning. With my insurance the Rx would have been $90 a month. NO THANKS!"

   
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sparky! March 16, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Did not work the first night, was awake all night, felt so bad I called in sick the next day. It took about 3 nights before it did anything at all. Lunesta is a much better choice. My insurance won't even cover generic lunesta, somebody must be getting paid off."

   
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Swampbelly (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "My Dr wanted to change my prescription of ambien CR. And put me on belsomra. Didn't sleep for more than 10 minutes at a time, then couldn't tell if I was asleep or awake. Probably the worst nights sleep I've ever not had. On top of this, I also suffer from depression. If you do, DON'T take this drug. The next day all my work colleagues kept asking me why I was so sad. I know you are supposed to take it for a few days. I can't take that risk. I'll just buy ambien if I have to. I've been taking it for 10 plus years and have never had any side effects just good night's sleep. I can't believe how depressed I'm still feeling. "

   
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Sad and sleepy March 11, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "My insomnia has gotten out of hand recently and diphenhydramine and melatonin were no longer working for me. I received the sample pack of suvorexant from my doctor. I took 20 mg and it had absolutely no effect on me at all. Took a few hours to go to bed and woke up less than 4 hours later. What a joke! Maybe it works for others and maybe I have some problem with my thyroid for example (still waiting to receive results from my bloods) that causes this not to work for me."

   
2.0

Haxus March 10, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I had terrible nightmares on this drug. Strange sensations. Felt anxious and afraid. Would never take this drug again. Kept waking and then falling into deep anxious sleep. I normally take Ambien and feel sleepy but normal"

   
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Sandy J March 10, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I took it because it has a different mechanism of action than most benzos and its an alt to zolpediem (ambiem). But it really didn't do much of anything. I gave it a 2 because it had no side effects. Still, I didn't even feel drowsy after taking it. Big let down! Its expensive and totally ineffective..."

   
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Proemed (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Paid a lot of money for Belsomra, needed a good night sleep, was up all night, have a lot of pills left I refuse to take anymore. Not pleased at all"

Doe1759 March 8, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "This medication did not help me fall asleep at all. I would feel like I was about to doze off when all of a sudden I would become very aware of my surroundings and become very awake. Feeling of weakness and inability to move during the night and I don't know if I was sleeping and having nightmares or was Hallucinating. I thought there where ghostly figures in my room and felt like I heard screaming. The next day was spent dealing with a bad headache, sick stomach, foggy head and on and off again napping. Did not drive as I felt that I was not capable of operating a vehicle safely. I will never take this Medication again."

   
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wanting a good nights sleep (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I was skeptical about taking his medicine, I did not sleep any last night because I was reading all of the reviews. I have tried everything under the sun nothing worked, the doctor prescribed me 15 milligrams I took 20 milligrams did not sleep at all. Thank God my insurance paid for all of it but $3. The worst $3 I have ever spent in my life! NOJOKE!!"

   
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LSS1515 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I was very happy with Belsomra till one night when both my legs went into unbearable spasms, my feet twisting inward. There was no other culprit for that strange and painful behavior, so I stopped taking it."

   
4.0

Jeedoo (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I've had insomnia for years and used only natural remedies to cope. Eventually none of the things worked, so I went to a sleep disorder clinic. The doctor gave me free samples of Belsomra 10, 15 & 20 mg. I started by cutting all the pills in half and taking only 5 mg.- that worked for a couple of nights only. I then had to up the dose to 7.5 mg (by combining the cut pills). After a few nights of each dosage, I have to up the dose. I don't use Belsomra every night because it doesn't work consistently. I still mix up the nights with a Melatonin spray. Although I get a decent sleep with the Belsomra (when it works), the next day I have a heavy head, like brain fog. I won't be paying for this when my free samples run out."

   
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7 of 9 February 15, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Works great for me I tried Seroquel, Lunesta, and Ambien with poor results Belsomra was the key the key I've found is following the directions of taking it on a empty stomach 30 minutes before you want to sleep. I have experienced no side effects fortunately I got approval from my insurance they pay the full amount"

   
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Rwinklejr (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 12, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I have been taking Belsomra for about 2 months now; but, not every night. My doctor took me off Ambien, which had worked GREAT for me with no side effects. I've found that Belsomra works sometimes and sometimes not. If I eat anything at all an hour or two before going to bed, (and I'm talking a very light snack), this med will NOT put me to sleep. I lie there for hours in a kind of twilight sleep, not being able to totally drift off. The next day it feels as if I haven't slept at all. I cannot count on this med to help me sleep. It does work on some nights and I have not been able to find the trigger that makes it work some nights and others not? I'm going to try it for a while longer; but, so far it's not worth the high price!"

   
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Aderriea February 10, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Was prescribed 20mg. TERRIBLE night horrors and sleep paralysis. Only taken two nights and I will never take it again. I have no idea why nightmares aren't listed as a side effect. I don't know how this is an approved drug either."

   
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Sbmw February 7, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Trouble sleeping my whole life. I tried taking other medications with mild results. Belsomra works great for me! Downfall is the price but it is absolutely worth it if you are one of the people it works for effectively. The trouble waking up is the only thing I would change about this medication."

   
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ANMH85 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 6, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Belsomra offers a voucher for FREE (10 days of 10mg, 10 days of 15mg and 10 days of 20mg) so I tried them all and now I am going to use the voucher for $3 ($90 a month) a pill if your insurance requires a payment of more than $150 and $1 ($30 a month) a pill if insurance requires a payment of less than $150 since I haven't met my deductible. I was just visiting this site to see how long it takes for the dosage to level off since I am feeling a little drowsy on the 20mg. So if you need to try it to save a little money use the vouchers. I love this pill since I was taking amitriptyline before and was always so exhausted the next day. I think I will try the 20mg for the month and back down to the 15mg if I am exhausted by the next refill"

   
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MYFR February 5, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Paid $369 since new deductible year - worthless - I can get much better results from tempazapan, triazolam, and ambien or ambien CR, even lunesta. Worst money I ever spent and now I have a 30 day dose. Have glass of wine and you will be better off.....total waste of money"

pollardski January 24, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I have insomnia so bad it doesn't help me at all. I get no sleep with it."

   
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Itiswatitis January 24, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I have been on trazodone for years. In the past I have tried all of the other sleep drugs but they weren't working well anymore so I was prescribed belsomra. WOW the nightmares are awful. You are awake but stuck in a purgatory with the shadow figures over me. I was trying to call to my wife to wake me but kept falling back into this elaborate intertwined nightmare it lasted for hours."

   
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Paul albany January 21, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "Doctor gave me this to help me sleep after the usual drugs (lunesta, ambien, etc) didn't help much and made me sleep walk. Been taking for 10 days now and the stuff is fantastic. I pretty much sleep through the night every night and no more sleep walking."

   
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ClydeW4 January 18, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I started on 15mg of Belsomra. The doctor said if this did not work he would put me on 20. I had trouble falling asleep and drifted in and out of sleep all night and felt like crap the next day. Constantly felt like the need for a daytime nap. He up the dosage to 20 mg and nothing changed. I could not get a good night's sleep. Never felt good day or night. We left for Florida after I was on the drug for a month plus and I could not keep the car on the road as I kept falling asleep. My wife became angry and made me stop taking the pills. What to do with them at that point??? I turned them in at the police station under the drug disposal plan rather than throw them in the garbage. They informed me they were a narcotic."

   
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Kingronnie January 9, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "So far not working for me. I have only taken 2 doses at 15 mg."

   
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Duckbill January 9, 2017

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I've been on Belsomra for 8 days and I am really starting to like it. I have had anxiety and sleep issues for the last six months and finally reached out to my GP to ask for help. She prescribed trazadone at first which just made my mouth really dry. Then I tried sonata which knocked me out good but I would wake up a two hours later and be wide awake for the rest of the night. Then I tried belsomra 15mg. First night I thought it worked ok didn't notice anything significantly better than no meds but the second night I slept great and had an incredibly vivid dream. Every night since I've slept well and had REALLY clear dreams. I'm actually going to try dropping down to 10mg bc there a little too vivid and I've been a little groggy."

   
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Anonymous December 31, 2016

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Belsomra (suvorexant) for Insomnia: "I swap between and Ambien 10mg and Ambien 12.5 CR and have take 1 one of those every night for 8 plus years. I started to notice a few years ago it wasn't working very well. My doctor tried all the usual suspects, Lunesta, Trazadone, Restoril, and all the over the counters you can think of. Recently we decided to try Belsomera 20mg, he gave me a 10day trial pack he told me it may take a week or so. The first few nights were same ol same ol, no sleep, tossing and turning, brain not shutting off as we all know....but the 4-6th night I started to notice I was actually getting sleepy after about an hour so, then by 7-10th I was falling asleep within a half hour to an hour and those last 2 nights I slept so good my wife told me I actually snored"

   
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JwB2016 (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2016

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