The decision to treat, the treatment choice, and when to end treatment are based on risk/benefit ratios (including the risk of not treating). In addition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs, many medications are used “off-label” to treat insomnia.
The following sections describe:
- Sedating Antidepressants
- Other Agents to Treat Insomnia
- Over-the-Counter Medications