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Daridorexant (Quviviq) for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 11, 2022;  (Issue 1654)
The FDA has approved daridorexant (Quviviq – Idorsia), an orexin receptor antagonist, for treatment of sleep-onset and/or sleep-maintenance insomnia in adults. Daridorexant is the third orexin...
The FDA has approved daridorexant (Quviviq – Idorsia), an orexin receptor antagonist, for treatment of sleep-onset and/or sleep-maintenance insomnia in adults. Daridorexant is the third orexin receptor antagonist to be approved for this indication; suvorexant (Belsomra) and lemborexant (Dayvigo) were approved earlier.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Jul 11;64(1654):107-10 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Lemborexant (Dayvigo) for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 29, 2020;  (Issue 1601)
The FDA has approved lemborexant (Dayvigo – Eisai), an orexin receptor antagonist, for treatment of sleep-onset and/or sleep-maintenance insomnia in adults. It is the second orexin receptor antagonist to...
The FDA has approved lemborexant (Dayvigo – Eisai), an orexin receptor antagonist, for treatment of sleep-onset and/or sleep-maintenance insomnia in adults. It is the second orexin receptor antagonist to be approved for this indication; suvorexant (Belsomra) was the first.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Jun 29;62(1601):97-100 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Melatonin for Insomnia in Children

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 29, 2020;  (Issue 1601)
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Over-the-counter products containing melatonin are widely used as sleep aids in children and adults.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Jun 29;62(1601):103-4 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Table: Treatments Considered for COVID-19 (online only)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 6, 2020;  (Issue 1595)
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View the Table: Treatments Considered for COVID-19
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Apr 6;62(1595):e1-289 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Advice for Travelers

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • October 7, 2019;  (Issue 1582)
Patients who receive pretravel advice can reduce their risk for many travel-related conditions. Vaccines recommended for travelers are reviewed in a separate...
Patients who receive pretravel advice can reduce their risk for many travel-related conditions. Vaccines recommended for travelers are reviewed in a separate issue.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Oct 7;61(1582):153-60 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Chronic Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • December 17, 2018;  (Issue 1562)
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended for initial treatment of chronic insomnia. Pharmacologic treatment should be used in addition to CBT-I when CBT-I alone is not...
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is recommended for initial treatment of chronic insomnia. Pharmacologic treatment should be used in addition to CBT-I when CBT-I alone is not effective.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2018 Dec 17;60(1562):201-5 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 6, 2015;  (Issue 1472)
Pharmacological treatment of insomnia includes prescription drugs, non-prescription medications, and "natural" remedies. Behavioral approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which are not...
Pharmacological treatment of insomnia includes prescription drugs, non-prescription medications, and "natural" remedies. Behavioral approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which are not discussed here, are also used. Pharmacologic treatment and behavioral therapy are often combined.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2015 Jul 6;57(1472):95-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Advice for Travelers

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 13, 2015;  (Issue 1466)
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask for information about prevention of diarrhea, malaria, and other travel-related conditions. Vaccines recommended for travelers based on their...
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask for information about prevention of diarrhea, malaria, and other travel-related conditions. Vaccines recommended for travelers based on their destination, length of stay, and planned activities were reviewed in a previous issue.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2015 Apr 13;57(1466):52-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Tasimelteon (Hetlioz) for Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 28, 2014;  (Issue 1441)
The FDA has approved the melatonin receptor agonist tasimelteon (Hetlioz – Vanda) for treatment of non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (non-24), which is common in totally blind persons. Tasimelteon is the...
The FDA has approved the melatonin receptor agonist tasimelteon (Hetlioz – Vanda) for treatment of non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (non-24), which is common in totally blind persons. Tasimelteon is the first drug approved for this indication and the second melatonin receptor agonist approved for use in the US; ramelteon (Rozerem) was approved earlier for treatment of insomnia. Melatonin itself has not been approved by the FDA for any indication; it is available in the US as a dietary supplement and is promoted as a sleep aid.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2014 Apr 28;56(1441):34-5 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 1, 2012;  (Issue 119)
Pharmacological treatment of insomnia includes prescription drugs, non-prescription medications and "natural" remedies. Behavioral changes are often needed as...
Pharmacological treatment of insomnia includes prescription drugs, non-prescription medications and "natural" remedies. Behavioral changes are often needed as well.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2012 Jul;10(119):57-60 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Advice for Travelers

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 1, 2009;  (Issue 87)
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask physicians for information about appropriate vaccines and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. Guidelines are also available from the Infectious Diseases...
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask physicians for information about appropriate vaccines and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. Guidelines are also available from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2009 Nov;7(87):83-94 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • March 1, 2009;  (Issue 79)
The majority of patients with insomnia do not have a predisposing psychiatric disease. Rather, untreated insomnia may be a risk factor for development of psychiatric problems such as depression or...
The majority of patients with insomnia do not have a predisposing psychiatric disease. Rather, untreated insomnia may be a risk factor for development of psychiatric problems such as depression or anxiety.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2009 Mar;7(79):23-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Advice for Travelers

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 1, 2006;  (Issue 45)
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask physicians for information about immunizations and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. More detailed advice for travelers is available from the Centers...
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask physicians for information about immunizations and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. More detailed advice for travelers is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at 877-FYI-TRIP (877-394-8747) or www.cdc.gov/travel.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2006 May;4(45):25-34 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 1, 2006;  (Issue 42)
Many drugs are used to treat insomnia, but for some patients nonpharmacological treatments such as changing sleep habits, relaxation training and cognitive therapy may be more effective and durable than...
Many drugs are used to treat insomnia, but for some patients nonpharmacological treatments such as changing sleep habits, relaxation training and cognitive therapy may be more effective and durable than treatment with drugs. Hypnotic drugs are generally FDA-approved only for short-term use, but in practice they often are taken much longer.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2006 Feb;4(42):5-10 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Ramelteon (Rozerem) for Insomnia

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 7, 2005;  (Issue 1221)
Ramelteon (Rozerem - Takeda), a melatonin receptor agonist, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty falling asleep. Unlike all other prescription hypnotics, which are...
Ramelteon (Rozerem - Takeda), a melatonin receptor agonist, has been approved by the FDA for treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty falling asleep. Unlike all other prescription hypnotics, which are classified as schedule IV drugs, ramelteon is not a controlled substance.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 Nov 7;47(1221):89-91 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Advice for Travelers

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 1, 2004;  (Issue 21)
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask physicians for advice about immunizations and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. More detailed advice for travelers is available from the Centers for...
Patients planning to travel to other countries often ask physicians for advice about immunizations and prevention of diarrhea and malaria. More detailed advice for travelers is available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at 877-FYI-TRIP (877-394-8747) or www.cdc.gov/travel. Recommendations for the treatment of parasitic diseases are available in the public reading room of The Medical Letter's web site.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2004 May;2(21):33-40 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Problems With Dietary Supplements

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • September 30, 2002;  (Issue 1140)
Millions of people now take herbal products and other "dietary supplements." The Physicians' Desk Reference has published a PDR for Herbal Medicines listing their ingredients and indications, and the Drug...
Millions of people now take herbal products and other "dietary supplements." The Physicians' Desk Reference has published a PDR for Herbal Medicines listing their ingredients and indications, and the Drug Topics Red Book lists their prices.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2002 Sep 30;44(1140):84-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Hypnotic Drugs

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • August 7, 2000;  (Issue 1084)
Superseded by Drugs of Choice HandbookMany drugs are used to treat insomnia, but for some patients nonpharmacological treatments such as changing sleep habits, relaxation training and cognitive therapy may be...
Superseded by Drugs of Choice Handbook
Many drugs are used to treat insomnia, but for some patients nonpharmacological treatments such as changing sleep habits, relaxation training and cognitive therapy may be more effective than drugs.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2000 Aug 7;42(1084):71-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Hypnotic Drugs

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • July 5, 1996;  (Issue 978)
Superseded by Drugs of Choice HandbookInsomnia is a commom complaint, particularly among the elderly. Many drugs are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of insomnia, including...
Superseded by Drugs of Choice Handbook
Insomnia is a commom complaint, particularly among the elderly. Many drugs are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of insomnia, including five benzodiazepines and zolpidem (Ambien), a non-benzodiazepine that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. Some drugs marketed for other indications, such as antihistamines, antidepressants and antipsychotics, are also used as hypnotics. For many patients, nonpharmacological treatment of insomnia may be more effective than drugs, especially in the long term (CM Morin et al, Am J Psychiatry, 151:1172, 1994).
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1996 Jul 5;38(978):59-61 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Melatonin

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • November 24, 1995;  (Issue 962)
Several readers have asked the Medical Letter to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of exogenous melatonin for treatment of insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin has not been approved by the US Food and Drug...
Several readers have asked the Medical Letter to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of exogenous melatonin for treatment of insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but is available in health food stores and apparently is being used as self-medication to treat a wide variety of disorders.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 1995 Nov 24;37(962):111-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction