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Re: Dalmane Elizabeth

Posted by Mitch on December 15, 2001, at 15:18:33

In reply to Re: Dalmane, posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 2001, at 11:33:07

> > The docs just don't seem to prescribe it anymore, instead they give Ambien (3.5 hr. half-life) or Sonata (1.5 hour half-life) with the result being the mid-night awakenings so frequently reported on this Board.
> I thought that Roche took Dalmane off the market -- does anyone know for sure?
> Anyway, my trick is to take Ambien twice a night -- once when I go to bed, and then again when I wake up in the middle of the night. (Unfortunately, I need 20 mg of Ambien -- 10 just doesn't do anything -- and you can imagine how eager most doctors are to prescribe 40 mg of Ambien per night.) Other people might do better to take Sonata after awakening again.
> -elizabeth

Hi Elizabeth,

Roche no longer makes Dalmane. However, Mylan is making generic flurazepam and it is available. I was given flurazepam in the early 80's and it worked great-especially if you have trouble with early morning awakenings associated with depression. The "hangover" wasn't that bad actually. However, beware of alcohol! You can drink a beer the next day in the afternoon and it will knock you on your ass!





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