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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Silenor oral.

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30 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
9/22/2014 2:42:10 PM

Reviewer: mikecantsleep, 25-34 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on Ambien for ~ 2 years. My body built up tolerance for it, and I would begin waking up at 3:00am each night. Doctor told me to combine Ambien and Silenor . Been working great so far.

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
2/24/2014 10:32:30 AM

Reviewer: Patricia, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I feel nauseous and often have headaches if I don't get enough sleep on it. Sometimes it's challenging trying to manage the "3 hours after a meal" especially when I want to have a snack before bedtime. It is not the perfect case scenerio.

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
8/2/2013 2:19:08 PM

Reviewer: toddone46, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have trouble with stressful sleep, and staying asleep. I started taking Silenor about two weeks ago and it has worked very well. It doesn't knock you out hard like other sleep meds. do, it's more of a gentle drowsiness. It works very well in keeping me asleep though, and if I do wake up in the middle of the night, I can easily fall right back to sleep. And I can keep on sleeping p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
7/29/2013 2:32:57 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I read the previous reviews and would agree initially this drug was not very effective. However! The key is to take it continuously for 4-5 weeks. I was about to give up and go back on Ambien CR at week 3 but stuck with it. Around week 4 I noticed a change, sleep came much easier and I was able to sleep restfully through the whole night. I have been on it for almost 6 months now and can even f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Trouble Sleeping
7/18/2013 1:23:14 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking Ambian CR for several months, tried the 3 mg. Silenor. Still can't sleep and have the most vivid nightmares all night. Will go back to Ambian CR.

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