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Brand name: Tagvigo
Oral tablet (10 mg or 5 mg)
Drug class: Other anxiolytics (sedatives, hypnotics)

What is Lemborexant?

Lemborexant, a sleep medication used to treat insomnia, is used by people who have trouble falling or staying asleep.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for Lemborexant.

Side effects of Lemborexant

If you experience symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat - please seek medical assistance immediately.People who use lemborexant may have performed activities while not fully awake and then had no memory about them. This could include driving, walking, eating, having sexual relations, or even making a phone call. Call your doctor immediately if this happens.

Lemborexant may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • You may have difficulty moving or speaking when you wake up.
  • A weak feeling in the legs
  • Unusual thoughts or behaviours
  • Anxiety, agitation, depression;
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion, hallucinations,
  • Depression or thoughts of self-harming

Lemborexant can cause drowsiness in older adults.Lemborexant can cause a number of side effects.

  • Lemborexant can cause drowsiness throughout the day.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Contacting the FDA with side effect reports is simple at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Lemborexant should be taken right before going to bed. This medicine should not be taken if you have less than 7 hours of sleep before getting up.You may not be able to react as well the morning following your lemborexant dose. Do not drive or perform any other activity that requires you to be alert. Drowsiness may cause accidents or serious injuries.

Before you take this drug

Lemborexant should not be used if:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Severe liver disease.

Inform your physician of any of the following issues:

  • Depression, mental illness, or thoughts of suicide are all examples of depression.
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs;
  • Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that occurs during sleep.
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Sudden muscle weakness;
  • Excessive sleepiness in normal waking hours
  • If you've ever fallen asleep unexpectedly,

Inform your physician immediately if you become pregnant or nursing.You may find your name on a registry for pregnant women to track lemborexant's effects on the child.Lemborexant should not be used by anyone under the age of 18.

How to take Lemborexant?

Read all the instructions on the label of your medication and follow them. Lemborexant should never be used in higher amounts or for a longer period than prescribed. If you are feeling the urge to take more lemborexant, tell your doctor.Lemborexant can be addictive.Misuse of drugs may result in addiction, overdose and ultimately even death.Store it in a safe place that others cannot reach. It is illegal to sell or give away this medication.Lemborexant should only be taken once a night, just before going to bed.If you take the medication soon after eating, it may take the medicine longer to start working.Lemborexant makes you sleepy. This medicine should not be taken if you have less than 7 hours of sleep left before your next activity.While you're falling asleep, it may be difficult to speak or move. You may need more time to get up, talk, or move when you awaken. After waking up, you may still feel as if you're dreaming.If your insomnia symptoms don't improve or worsen after taking lemborexant for 7–10 nights in a row, call your doctor.Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Track your medication. Be aware of anyone who is misusing your medicine or using it without a valid prescription.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Insomnia:

5 mg taken orally at night
Maximum dose: 10 mg once at bedtime
Use: To treat insomnia characterised by difficulty with sleep onset or sleep maintenance.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Lemborexant can be taken at bedtime only if necessary, so you won't miss a dosage. Do not take this medication if you have less than 7 hours of sleep before your next activity.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

You may not be able to react as well the day after taking lemborexant. Avoid driving or doing anything else that requires alertness. Drowsiness may cause accidents or serious injuries.Don't drink alcohol. Side effects can be dangerous.

Interaction with other drug

Lemborexant can make you more drowsy. Before taking an opioid, a sleeping tablet, a muscle-relaxing medication, or medicine to treat anxiety or seizures, consult your doctor.It is sometimes not safe to take certain medications together. Some drugs may affect the blood levels of drugs that you are taking, increasing side effects or making them less effective.Lemborexant may be affected by other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the medicines you are taking and those that you stop or start using.




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