Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. Zolpidem affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems insomnia).
Ambien is used to treat insomnia. The immediate-release tablet is used to help you fall asleep when you first go to bed. The extended-release form, Ambien CR, has a first layer that dissolves quickly to help you fall asleep, and a second layer that dissolves slowly to help you stay asleep.
Buspar is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of anxiety disorders. Buspar may be used alone or with other medications.
Buspar belongs to a class of drugs called Antianxiety Agents, Anxiolytics, Nonbenzodiazepines.
Desyrel is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat the major depressive disorder (MDD). Desyrel belongs to a class of medicines known as SSRIs.
This medication is used to treat depression. It may help to improve your mood, appetite, and energy level as well as decrease anxiety and insomnia related to depression. Trazodone works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural chemical (serotonin) in the brain.
Lunesta is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of insomnia. Lunesta may be used alone or with other medications. Lunesta is a sedative/hypnotic drug. It is not known if Lunesta is safe and effective in children.
This medication is used to treat a certain sleep problem (insomnia). It may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen how often you wake up during the night, so you can get a better night’s rest. Eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics.
Stilnox is a sleep aid for the short-term treatment of various forms of severe insomnia, especially difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and waking up early in the morning in patients aged 18 and over. The active ingredient is zolpidem tartrate.
Temazepam is a benzodiazepine medication that is available on prescription in tablet form or oral solution. It is commonly sold under the generic and trade name of Restoril in the UK and Activas in the US.
Taking temazepam for longer than the guidelines recommend can lead to temazepam tolerance and physical addiction to the drug.