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Insomnia Medications (Names and Side Effects) Topic Guide

Insomnia Medications (Names and Side Effects) Insomnia Medications (Names and Side Effects):

Insomnia is a common problem for many people. Insomnia can be primary or secondary. Secondary causes of insomnia include medications, diseases, environmental factors, and pregnancy. Non-drug, home remedies, and OTC and prescription drugs that treat insomnia include:

Common side effects of sleeping pills include:

Insomnia Medications (Names and Side Effects) Topic Guide - Visuals

Insomnia Medications (Names and Side Effects) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ramelteon Ramelteon

Ramelteon is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It works by affecting certain substances in your body that help regulate your "sleep-wake cycle."

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eszopiclone Eszopiclone

Eszopiclone is a sedative that is used to treat insomnia. This medicine causes relaxation to help you fall asleep and stay asleep...learn more »

zaleplon Zaleplon

Zaleplon is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems (insomnia)...learn more »

zolpidem Zolpidem

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia. The immediate-release forms of zolpidem are Ambien, Intermezzo, Edluar, and Zolpimist, which...learn more »

triazolam Triazolam

Triazolam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) similar to Valium. Triazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced and cause sleep pr...learn more »

temazepam Temazepam

Temazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Temazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems (inso...learn more »