Medications that may be compounded to meet the specific needs of a patient for the treatment of insomnia include:
Chloral Hydrate is a hypnotic and sedative with properties similar to those of the barbiturates. It is used in the short-term management of insomnia.
Diphenhydramine is a sedating antihistamine with anti muscarinic and pronounced sedative properties. It is used in a number of commercially non prescription sleep-aids.
Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine with anti muscarinic properties. It has been used in the treatment of insomnia at a usual dose of 25 mg to 50 mg.
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland from the amino acid tryptophan. It has been used in the management of various forms of insomnia, especially those associated with circadian rhythm disturbances.
Trazodone has sedative properties, and drowsiness, which usually disappears with continued treatment, may initially occur when beginning therapy. It has been used for short-term management of insomnia.