- This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, within 30 minutes of bedtime.
- Do not take this medication within three hours of a meal. Food affects the way the body handles the medication. If you do take Silenor close to a meal, it will take longer to work and may result in more drowsiness the next day.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Silenor that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Silenor
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Silenor Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of SilenorJust like any medicine, Silenor may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Silenor include but are not limited to:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- High blood pressure (hypertension).
(Click Silenor Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)