Here is a list of all medications, alphabetically arranged) that are FDA-approved for the treatment of insomnia as of March 2019. Their brand names, if any, are in parentheses.
Prescription medications for insomnia
Note that the prescription medications FDA-approved for the treatment of insomnia (listed below) include (in no particular order):
- Benzodiazepines (estazolam, flurazepam, quazepam, temazepam, triazolam)
- The so-called “Z drugs” (eszopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem)
- A tricyclic antidepressant (doxepin)
- Melatonin receptor agonists (ramelteon, tasimelteon),
- An orexin receptor antagonist (suvorexant), and
- Barbiturates (butabarbital, secobarbital).
Zolpidem (Ambien®, Ambien CR®)
Zolpidem oral spray (Zolpimist®)
Zolpidem sublingual (Edluar®, Intermezzo®)
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for insomnia
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