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Melatonin vs. Silenor for Insomnia

Melatonin

OTC
/ 185,550 posts
Other Names: Melatonin (With B6)

Silenor

Rx
/ 417 posts
Other Names: Doxepin   Sinequan
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 185,550 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 417 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr... Read more on Wikipedia
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By nurseknowledge
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
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What patients are saying about Melatonin vs. Silenor

43 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
well !!! Silenor did not work for me. I find Melatonin to...
Will silenor put me to sleep and keep me asleep? Hi Nate, sweet lemon needs sleep as well !!! Silenor did not work for me. I find Melatonin to be more effective. It is a natural...
up and started moving around I became incredably nauseous...
...diphenhydramine and some melatonin. I got a really bad night's sleep and when I woke up and started moving around I became incredably nauseous. I had to ...Tonight I'm taking Silenor (doxepin)...
rx called Silenor? It did not work well for me, but other...
...sleep aide supplements than melatonin and calmsforte? Hi Adrein, ...One product is Melatonin with Valerian ...just not come! Have you tried a new rx called Silenor? It did not work well for ...
tried melatonin, doesn't do anything for me. I got a few...
I've tried melatonin, doesn't do anything for me. ...got a few samples of Silenor which is a tricyclic anti-depressant. ...work alright, but I get so drowsy in the morning and...
DeepBreath, Have you given Silenor a go? Just a suggestion....
Hi DeepBreath, Have you given Silenor a go? Just a suggestion. ...have time, so I may be repeating someone.) Have you tried natural Melatonin? It might help. Best wishes and hope you get...
Melatonin? 'Tis OTC, yet I find it helps with insomnia....
...is also Lunesta and Silenor. Silenor is supposed to ...you could try it. I know you want non-OTC meds, yet have you ever tried Melatonin? 'Tis OTC, yet I find it helps with insomnia. Best wish...
Melatonin. I had to take 3 each, but it worked. Sweetlemon,...
...I have been on Ambian,Clonazepam,Amitriptyline and other ...we need you. I also tried Valarian with Melatonin. I had to take 3 each, but it worked. Sweetlemon, what is ...have not tried Silen...
Have you tried Melatonin? It is natural, our brains...
Hi Hernandez, Have you tried Melatonin? It is natural, our brains ...do NOT produce this chemical. Melatonin can be purchased at any ...a relatively new sleep med, Silenor, I didnt have success ...
for now.  It will be interesting when I get the Silenor...
...a couple of times so I've taken a break from it for now. I doubled the melatonin to 2mg and found that it ...increased morning grogginess for now.  It will be interesting when I get the Silenor...
Have you tried Melatonin? Tis an all natural...
...Hi healingwitch66, Have you tried Melatonin? Tis an all natural product ...well acquainted. Have you tried Benadryl? That is the mean ...are RX meds like Ambien, Silenor and Lunesta you could...
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