Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Insomnia, Jet lag
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Medicine Overview of Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet


Uses of Melatonin

Melatonin is used in the treatment of insomnia and jet lag.

How to use Melatonin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet works

Melatonin works like a chemical messenger in the brain that helps to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Uses of Zolpidem

Zolpidem is used in the treatment of insomnia.

Side effects of Zolpidem


Sleepiness, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movements, Memory impairment, Nervousness, Headache.


How to use Zolpidem

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet works

Zolpidem belongs to a group of medicines called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity of the nerve cells in the brain and helps fall asleep.

In Depth Information on Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet

Expert advice for Melatonin

  • Do not drive or use machinery after taking melatonin since it can make you feel drowsy.
  • Smoking may make melatonin less effective since it can increase the metabolism (breakdown) of melatonin by the liver.
  • Alcohol reduces the effectiveness of melatonin so must be avoided before, during or after taking melatonin.
  • Do not take melatonin if you are allergic to melatonin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Do not take melatonin if you are suffering from liver or kidney problems; if you have intolerance to some sugars; or have been suffering from an autoimmune disease (where the body is ‘attacked’ by its own immune system).

Expert advice for Zolpidem

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zolpidem to help you fall asleep faster and sleep for longer.
  • Take Zolpidem once while going to bed and do not repeat in the same night.
  • Not for long-term use as it can be habit-forming.
  • Along with taking Zolpidem, follow simple tips to establish a sleep routine: Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day; avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, or consuming coffee/tea four to six hours before going to bed; avoid large meal before bedtime; do not exercise right before going to bed; make sure the bedroom is quiet and dark; avoid daytime nap.
  • Do not abruptly stop the medicine if you have been regularly using it.
Special precautions for Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet
Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Taking melatonin with alcohol may cause sleepiness and the effects may become even stronger.
Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet is safe as per American Association of Pregnancy.
Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, based on the limited information available it is advised that Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease.
Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

There is very limited experience on use of Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet in patients with underlying liver disease.
Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet is generally started at a low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lexa 3mg/10mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Melatonin

Q. Is Melatonin safe/ safe for kids?
Melatonin is safe when taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It is however not recommended for use in children
Q. Can I take Melatonin for a nap?
Melatonin is to be taken if you have persistent difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep or poor quality of sleep, that has no apparent cause. It should not be used for naps. Use should be strictly as per doctor's advice
Q. Is Melatonin addictive or habit forming?
No. Melatonin doesn't have addictive or habit forming potential as long as it is taken as advised by doctor
Q. Can I take Melatonin with Ambien/ Zoloft/ Prozac/ Lexapro/ prednisone/ Nyquil/Advil/ Klonopin/ Cymbalta/ wine?
Melatonin increases the calming or sleep inducing effects of Ambien (Zolpidem), Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin (clonazepam). No major interactions are reported during usage of Melatonin and Zoloft (sertraline)/ Lexapro (escitalopram)/ prednisone/ Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine and pseudoephedrine)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Cymbalta (duloxetine). Alcohol in wine reduces the sleep inducing effect of Melatonin
Q. Is Melatonin a hormone?
Melatonin is a natural, non-addicting hormone supplement that helps induce sleep by setting biological clock of the body
Q. Is Melatonin available in India?
Yes, Melatonin is available in India
Q. Can I take Melatonin for an insomnia/ anxiety?
Melatonin has been indicated for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness) but not anxiety
Q. Can I take Melatonin for long periods of time?
Melatonin should be taken only for a period of 3 months (13 weeks) at a time. Further use should be strictly as per the doctor's advice
Q. Does Melatonin cause headaches/ constipation/ cancer/ acne?
Melatonin causes headaches and constipation in some patients. No data is available on whether it causes cancer or acne
Q. Does Melatonin expire?
Like other medications, Melatonin also expires. Expiry date is printed on medicine package/box, beyond which the medicine should not be used.

Frequently asked questions for Zolpidem

Q. Does Zolpidem make you high?
Zolpidem produces a calming effect on the brain and induces sleep. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, Zolpidem may also make an individual dependent such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it
Q. Does Zolpidem have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it?
No, Zolpidem does not have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it
Q. Does Zolpidem expire?
Like all medicines, Zolpidem has an expiry date, which is printed on the tablet strip or bottle. Zolpidem should not be taken beyond this date.
Q. Can I take Zolpidem with prednisone?
No drug-drug interactions have been found Zolpidem taken with prednisone. However always consult with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does Zolpidem help with anxiety?
Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia, which may help ease anxiety in some patients, although doctors do not prescribe Zolpidem for anxiety alone because it does not work in the same manner as other sedatives anti-anxiety drugs

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