Why SILENOR®?

SILENOR® is nonaddictive and helps you stay asleep for up to 7 hours

Instead of putting you to sleep, SILENOR® helps you stay asleep during the night. It also helps to keep you from waking too early in the morning.

SILENOR® helps you stay asleep for up to 7 hours and

  • Is nonaddictive
  • Is non-narcotic
  • Has no evidence of physical dependence or withdrawal symptoms (based on studies)
  • Has morning-after side effects that are minimal and comparable to placebo (sugar pills) – even if you are age 65 or older

SILENOR® is a sleep medication available only by prescription. It is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep.

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Are you concerned about sleep medications?

It’s good to know that not all medications are alike.

Some prescription medications are more likely to cause physical dependence than others. Because of these risks, those medications are regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Importantly, SILENOR® does not cause physical dependence.

SILENOR® — the non-habit forming prescription sleep aid

You’re not alone in your struggle for a good night’s sleep. If you’re not sleeping well and are feeling the consequences the next day, ask your healthcare provider if SILENOR® may be right for you.

Remember, SILENOR®

  • Is nonaddictive and has no restrictions for regular use
  • Has no potential for abuse
  • Is non-narcotic
  • Has no evidence of rebound insomnia (insomnia that returns or worsens after stopping use of a sleep medication)
10% of 40 million Americans have chronic insomnia (lasting for more than one month)

Two-thirds of people surveyed said the “risk of dependence or addiction” was a top concern about taking a sleep medication.

20% say their chronic insomnia affects their relationships

The survey also showed that 4 out of 10 patients who were taking sleep medications had changed their medicine within the year.

Residual effects the next morning

Many people are concerned about feeling “hungover” the day after taking a sleep medication. If you’ve taken sleep medications in the past or have heard stories about people not feeling awake the next morning, there is good news!

Side effects the morning after taking SILENOR® are minimal and comparable to placebo (sugar pills) – even if you are 65 or older.

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How SILENOR® works

The science behind SILENOR®

Some sleep medications work by putting you to sleep. SILENOR® works by helping you stay asleep during the night. It also helps to keep you from waking too early in the morning. SILENOR® does this by working with the wake-promoting mechanism of your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle.

It is believed SILENOR® helps you stay asleep by blocking histamine, an important chemical messenger in the brain.

SILENOR® may be used regularly, and is not associated with a risk of abuse or physical dependence. It has a low rate of side effects, and has no evidence of rebound insomnia (insomnia that returns after stopping use of a sleep medication).

SILENOR® is available only by prescription. It is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep, the most common sleep problem.

SILENOR® is a prescription sleep medicine that is used to treat people with insomnia who have trouble staying asleep.

Important Safety Information

Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem.

Be sure that you are able to devote 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again. SILENOR® should be taken within 30 minutes of bedtime. Do not take with alcohol or with other medicines that can make you sleepy. If you are on a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or have taken a MAOI within the past two weeks, you should not take SILENOR®. You should not take SILENOR® if you have an eye problem called narrow angle glaucoma that is not being treated, if you have severe urinary retention, or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in SILENOR®. You should not drive or operate machinery at night after taking SILENOR®. Until you know how you will react to SILENOR®, you should be careful in performing such activities during the day following taking SILENOR®. Before you take SILENOR®, tell your doctor if you have a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts. You should call your doctor right away if after taking SILENOR® you walk, drive, eat or engage in other activities while asleep. Drowsiness is the most common adverse event observed in clinical trials. For more information, please see the complete Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.