Anyone know about daridorexant (Quviviq) for insomnia?
I just very recently read about a new insomnia sleep medication by the company Idorsia. It is QUVIVIQ( daridorexant). I asked my PCP about it and he had not heard of it but did find it through his resources. Has anyone had any experience with this new drug? Also wondering, since it is new or relatively new whether most insurances will pay for it.
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Hello @chuckiepoo1, I couldn't find any members who have posted about Daridorexant for insomnia but did see the press release for it's approval and shared the link below. You will notice that we modified the title so that hopefully members with experience can share with you.
— Daridorexant Approved for Adults With Insomnia:
I thought you also might be interested in this article on the drug that contains some information on the costs:
— Quviviq: Side effects, cost, alternatives, uses, and more:
Are you able to discuss the cost with your health insurance company?
Similar to belsomra.
I wanted to try it but my insurance wouldn’t cover it because it had no generic yet and was very expensive. That was about 6 months ago so may be different now. I would like to hear if it works for folks who can’t sleep.
Welcome @sleepy40, I'm not sure if @chuckiepoo1 has tried Quviviq yet but hopefully might have some additional information to share with you. The company does have an assistance program that might be helpful listed on their website here – https://www.quviviq.com/savings/.
Has your doctor made any suggestions?
Yes he has allowed me to try any sleeping products my insurance covers but they have all failed. Ambien, Lunesta, and Seroquel are the ones I’ve tried. If anyone knows of another that might work I’m all ears.
How longs did you take the drugs you tried (Ambien, Lunesta and Seroquel) and did they ever work for you? My sleep Dr mentioned Belsomra for me, but wants to wait for the results of my sleep study next week. Most patient reviews I've read on Drugs.com are not favorable. In addition to the high cost, Belsomra and the other similar drugs are new, which is also a concern for me.
Thank you for the information. I have given all 3 of the sleep meds I mentioned several months to work for me and they have all failed for the most part.
Has anyone tried Quiviviq? If so, did it help? I have severe treatment resistant insomnia and have tried everything on the market.
Very expensive, no generic, not covered by insurance, poor reviews, so no, I haven't tried it. When you say everything on the market, I hope that includes measures such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or another form of insomnia therapy, abdominal breathing, relaxation, meditation, some non drug therapies. You won't develop dependence, tolerance, withdrawal or suffer side effects from non drug therapies, as you likely will with literally every single drug there is with the capacity to sedate.
CBT is definitely worth trying, but the psychologist I worked with was honest about the fact that it doesn't work for everyone suffering from depression and/anxiety. I've tried it twice and learned some valuable tools for coping with insomnia, but it didn't solve my sleep issues. I have recently returned to meditating daily and hope it will eventually prove helpful with sleep. My general anxiety is definitely less with meditation.