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Is Dayvigo addictive?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Jan 5, 2023.

Official answer


Dayvigo may be addictive in some people, particularly those with a history of drug or alcohol addiction, or in those who take more than the recommended dose. A small study (n=29) showed that when Dayvigo was given to people who have previously abused sedatives at twice the recommended maximum dose, they rated it as having “Good Drug Effects”, and reported that they would “Take the Drug again” and responded with other positive subjective measures such as “Drug Liking” and “Overall Drug Liking”. These responses were similar to those produced by sedatives such as Ambien (zolpidem) and Belsomra (suvorexant), and significantly more positive than those elicited by a placebo (an inactive substance made to resemble the medication).

Other research has indicated that long-term administration of Dayvigo is unlikely to produce withdrawal signs or symptoms when it is discontinued. This suggests that it lacks physical dependence; however, more research is needed.

Dayvigo is a Schedule IV controlled substance which means it has a low potential for abuse relative to substances in Schedule III, but a similar potential for abuse as other Schedule IV substances such as alprazolam (Xanax), carisoprodol (Soma), clonazepam (Klonopin), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), temazepam (Restoril), and triazolam (Halcion).

Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about Dayvigo being addictive.

  • Dayvigo (Lemborexant) Updated 06/2022. Eisai Inc.
  • Controlled Substances Schedule US Department of Justice.
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