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Doctor insights on: Belsomra 5 Mg

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How long does belsomra stay in the system?

How long does belsomra stay in the system?

Over 12 hours: The half life is 12 hours, meaning half of the medication is out of your system at 12 hours. It should be mostly out of your system in 24 hours. ...Read more

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How long can or should you take Belsomra for insomnia?

How long can or should you take Belsomra for insomnia?

4 weeks: Belsomra is one of the newest medications for insomnia so I have little experience with it. It works in a novel way by blocking orexin, a hormone the brain produces to keep us alert and activated. It is currently approved for four weeks. It's advantage is that there's no dependency likely. The long term risk may be depression. ...Read more

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I am stopping 30 mg of Temazepam and starting 10 mg of Belsomra. Can I just stop the Temazepam and start the Belsomra? Thank you.

I am stopping 30 mg of Temazepam and starting 10 mg of Belsomra. Can I just stop the Temazepam and start the Belsomra? Thank you.

Warning: Depending on how long you have been using temazepam, you may experience either withdrawal symptoms or have a rebound insomnia when you stop this medication. If you experience any of these issues, you might want to go down to 15 mg for few days before completely stopping. ...Read more

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Are there any major interactions between norvasc and belsomra?

Are there any major interactions between norvasc and belsomra?

Drug interactions.: No interactions were noted on the Drugs. Com Drug interaction checker. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=3554-16862, 172-78 ...Read more

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How much more efficacious is suvorexant than Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

How much more efficacious is suvorexant than Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Unknown: As far as I know, suvorexant is not yet on the market in the us. ...Read more

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I know that it is always best not to rely on prescription medication for sleep. However, is the new med Belsomra showing effacacy among your patients

I know that it is always best not to rely on prescription medication for sleep. However, is the new med Belsomra showing effacacy among your patients

Sounds "hopeful": Since is a NEW STRUCTURE!!!!! It is not related to the existing medications! ANY SLEEP MEDICATION has problems of habituation and tachyphylaxis (larger doses required for same effects) after time.

Worth a try!!
Good luck!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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How to keep ambien (zolpidem) working? Only med that has ever worked for me. Will it have cross tolerance with other Meds like klonopin? I know it's short term but the belsomra rx I was given doesn't look promising at all.

How to keep ambien (zolpidem) working? Only med that has ever worked for me. Will it have cross tolerance with other Meds like klonopin? I know it's short term but the belsomra rx I was given doesn't look promising at all.

Not sure there is a: Way. The use of ambien (zolpidem) may not continue if you develop tolerance. You might ask your doc if the dose is right. You have not mentioned your dose, it can be taken up to 10 mg at bedtime. There is not much cross tolerance with klonopin but actually may be additive effects. Would not suggest taking them together if not needed. Try the belsomra at the max dose prior to giving up. Ask your doc ...Read more

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Which has less side effects like short term memory & more effective for a normal sleep? Clonazepam or Suvorexant? & which of this has more dependence

Which has less side effects like short term memory & more effective for a normal sleep? Clonazepam or Suvorexant? & which of this has more dependence

No difference: They both have advantages over insomnia therapies that carry a risk of dependency and abuse. Ask your doctor for your individual needs. ...Read more

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Does lymes flare up after five yrs?

Does lymes flare up after five yrs?

It can: Lyme bacteria can hide out in all different types of tissue and undergo changes from a bacteria to a cyst form. When conditions become favorable, it may change back from cyst to active bacterial form. So, yes, it can remain dormant. By the same token, you may also have gotten reinfected 5 years later and even with a different strain of the over 100 strains of lyme bacteria. ...Read more

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What are five medicinal uses of orange?

What are five medicinal uses of orange?

Medicinal, etc: 1) Orange Juice;
2) Orange Julius;
3) Deoderant;
4) Extract will clean dirt and kill roaches;
5) Most important: Screwdriver ...Read more

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What five foods not to eat before running?

What five foods not to eat before running?

Heavy foods: Best not to eat heavy foods

including
greasy/fatty
high protein (especially if large serving size)
large portions
usually acidic foods bother people (oj, tomato juice, citrus fruit)
physically hard foods (such as nuts). ...Read more

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Is five hour energy bad for you and how bad?

Is five hour energy bad for you and how bad?

Can be: The suplement can raise blood presure and heart rate. Pts with history of hypertension and arrythmias shouldn't use this. Pts with history of coronary atrery disease shouldn't take this as well. ...Read more

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I have been married for five without a child?

I have been married for five without a child?

Time for consult: If you have been trying for this long without success it is time to schedule a visit with a fertility center. Both you and your partner need an evaluation looking for fixable conditions. If nothing is found they can educate you on alternative methods to establish a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache for five month?

What to do if I have headache for five month?

See a Dr. Asap: Headaches for 5 months is unfortunate and you need to be evaluated with a thorough history and exam. Triggers of the headache hopefully can be determined and then treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Had cough for five weeks should I be worried?

Had cough for five weeks should I be worried?

Prolonged cough: Viral infections can cause a cough that lasts up to 8 weeks or so. It depends on whether you have other symptoms such as shortness of breath, pain, fever, sputum production, or edema. If you have any of these then yes you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Is defecating four or five times a day normal?

Is defecating four or five times a day normal?

No: Most patterns are 1 or 2 per day. If you find you have to go every day 4-5 times you might need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist and something is irritating your colon. ...Read more

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Is five inches large or small for a 14 year old?

Is five inches large or small for a 14 year old?

Penis size: Are you talking about penis size?
Taken from a table in the textbook adolescent health care: a practical guide.
Average length at age 10 to 11: 1.6 inches (4 cm) to 3.1 inches (8 cm). ...Read more

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How much food should I give my five year old son?

How much food should I give my five year old son?

So he's not hungry: This seems obvious but it can be difficult, especially if they are being picky. A healthy 5 y/o won't starve, so if he's just occasionally picky, it's fine. There should be a small amount of meat, a decent amount of fruits and veggies during the day (about 1/2 cup or so at each meal), and some bread product, but not too much. If you're still not sure, or he's losing weight, discuss with your ped. ...Read more

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What is a suger lavel in fifty five year old man?

What is a suger lavel in fifty five year old man?

Depends on eating: Blood sugar (a test for diabetes) can be measured at various times. A fasting blood sugar should be less than 100 mg/dl, and a blood sugar taken randomly should not exceed 200 mg/dl. Blood sugar 2 hours after a meal should be less than 140. If you think you have high blood sugar, you should see your doctor for a blood draw. ...Read more

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Masturbating five times a day normal for a female?

Masturbating five times a day normal for a female?

Masturbation: The number of times people masturbate may vary greatly for an individual, male or female. Typically, males do it more than females however that isn't always true. As long as it isn't interfering with your life, or hurting anybody that is important to you than there isn't such a thing as too much masturbation. There is no such thing as a normal amount of masturbation. ...Read more

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I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

I've had five c-sections could I have another one?

Yes: The risk for complications with each cesarean is slightly higher after the second cesarean. That risk is not significantly different after the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight. Several studies have suggested that the risk does go up again after the ninth cesarean. ...Read more

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What can cause bleeding five days after cycle ends?

What can cause bleeding five days after cycle ends?

Hormone balance: Abnormal vaginal bleeding usually resulting from a hormonal imbalance.
The amount of estrogen needed in the proliferative stage varies for each woman. The type of abnormal bleeding is a
reflection of the level of estrogen released.
For example, women with lower-levels of estrogen will have intermittent spotting
while those with higher levels will have less spotting. ...Read more

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What are the five foods not to eat before swimming?

What are the five foods not to eat before swimming?

Subscience: Most advice about "what to eat and not to eat" is subscience. I'm a swimmer and looked around online for the origin of this tale -- it turned out to be warning not to be drunk or eat something that will make you pass a lot of intestinal gas or that adds a lot of weight just before a competitive swim meet. The tale about not eating before a recreational swim doesn't seem evidence-based. ...Read more

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What could cause pain after surgery five weeks ago?

What could cause pain after surgery five weeks ago?

Many different cause: Of coruse the type of surgery is a definite factor. One type of pain- neuropathic- can occur long after the "insult" to the body has healed. This type of pain responds to drugs like gabapentin, snri's and other drugs that work in the nervous system unlike narcotics. ...Read more

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How can I complete five axis diagnosis for someone?

How can I complete five axis diagnosis for someone?

Need training: Only those with psychological or psychiatric training should spend time diagnosing someone. ...Read more

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Why do I have a headache, that has lasted five days?

Why do I have a headache, that has lasted five days?

Urgent eval: You should be seen today to make sure not stroke, aneurysm, or other dangerous issue. ...Read more

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How do I safely lose two to five kilos in two months

How do I safely lose two to five kilos in two months

Lose 1 pound / week: You're talking about 5-11 pounds in 9 weeks. It is possible with an aggressive diet and exercise program to lose 1 pound a week; however, I have some warnings for you. The begining weight will be easy to lose because it is mostly water weight. After that, you will plateau. After you are finished with your wedding or 2-month goal date, your weight will return unless you keep up your whole new life. ...Read more

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Why do I have to set five alarms to finally wake up?

Why do I have to set five alarms to finally wake up?

Sleepiness: You have difficulty awakening and this sleepiness could be due to sleep apnea, circadian rhythm problems like late sleeping or early awakening with poor sleep hygiene or insufficient sleep. Other causes of poor and fragmented sleep needs to be considered as well. Early mornings we also have longer and deeper sleep periods called rem sleep and it is generally harder to awaken from them. ...Read more

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