Zalep 10mg Capsule

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Composition for Zalep 10mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Zalep Capsule

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Uses of Zalep Capsule

Zalep 10mg Capsule is used in the treatment of insomnia.
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Side effects of Zalep Capsule

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

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How to use Zalep Capsule

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zalep 10mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Zalep Capsule works

Zalep 10mg capsule 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 Zalep Capsule

Expert advice for Zalep Capsule

  • Inform your doctor if you suffering from sleep apnea (common disorder that causes breathing to stops while sleeping); lung disease such as asthma, bronchitis (inflammation of air passages), emphysema (lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; lung disorder in which the flow of air to the lungs is blocked) or other breathing problems.
  • Take special precautions if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts, drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Never share this medicine with another person, especially with someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Take extreme caution while taking zaleplon as it can be habit-forming, even at regular doses. 
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop sleep-related behaviors such as driving a car (sleep-driving), walking (sleep-walking), having sex, making phone calls, or preparing and eating food while asleep or not fully awake. 
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as zaleplon makes you feel sleepy.
  • Do not drink alcohol along with zaleplon as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zalep 10mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Zalep 10mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zalep 10mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
Zalep 10mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Zalep 10mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Zalep 10mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zalep 10mg Capsule is recommended.

Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Canditz 100mg Capsule, Fixtral 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Zaleplon, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zalep 10mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Zaleplon

Zalep is a hypnotic agent with a chemical structure unrelated to benzodiazepines
It does not contain aspirin
Yes, Zalep is a controlled substance and can be addictive, even at regular doses
Zalep is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Is zaleplon like zolpidem (Ambien)?
Zaleplon and zolpidem are hypnotics used for sleeplessness with unrelated chemical structure. Though they work by acting specifically on receptors in the brain called GABA-A receptors, their effects are different
Weight gain and hair loss are rare or uncommon side effects of Zalep. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking Zalep immediately.
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