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Which of these meds have you seen work best for agitated patients who don't sleep for more than a couple of hours at a time AFTER being given insomnia meds?
When I worked inpatient we had big success with Seroquel and Benadryl. We didn't use a lot of Ambien when I was working on the unit.
In answer to another poster, we are having equal outpatient success with Lunesta and Ambien. We're having fair success with Rozerem.
We do quite a bit of education on non-pharmacologic relief for insomnia. We pretty much cured one lady's insomnia when we suggested she remove her TV from her bedroom.