ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE is used to treat insomnia. It reduces sleep onset time and frequent awakening at night. This medicine improves sleep maintenance and therefore ensures sound sleep.

ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably before going to bed. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it is habit-forming. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include lightheadedness, impaired coordination, and tingling sensation. However, these are temporary and resolve on their own after some time. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you and do not take alcohol with it as it may worsen the dizziness. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Before taking ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking, so that your doctor can advise if taking this medicine is right for you. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are suffering from any liver or kidney problems. You should avoid smoking and alcohol while using this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not use this medicine. However, if the need arises, please consult your doctor before using it.

Uses of Zanlop Capsule

Benefits of Zanlop Capsule

In Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in which there is difficulty in falling or staying asleep at night. ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE helps treat insomnia as well as improves the quality of sleep. ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. This helps you relax and feel more energetic. It also helps you concentrate better and improves your quality of life.

Side effects of Zanlop Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zanlop

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use Zanlop Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zanlop Capsule works

ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic. Along with sedative, it may also have anxiolytic (panic-reducing or antianxiety), muscle relaxant properties. It works by binding GABA-A/chloride ion channel receptor complex (receptor), thus relaxes the nerves and brain. This is how it helps you to fall asleep.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Zanlop Capsule?

If you miss a dose of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE to help you fall asleep faster and sleep for longer.
  • It is best taken without food as a high-fat meal can reduce its absorption and effect. 
  • Take it 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime and only when you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • It makes you feel dizzy next morning. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It does not affect total sleep time. However,  it reduces sleep onset time and frequent awakening at night.
  • Never share your medication with any other person who also has a sleep problem.
  • Inform your doctor if your sleep doesn’t improve after 7 to 10 days of treatment.
  • Stop taking medication and inform your doctor If you experience sleep driving or memory loss.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly as it may lead to anxiety, mood changes, and restlessness. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrazolopyrimidine Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z Compounds)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zanlop with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Body temperature is high but no fever symptoms during night i can't able to deep sleep
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
For insomnia consult a psychiatrist
I can not sleep more than 5 hours,i had thyroid problem,for that thyroid .75 is taking,also taking asomax for b p problem though it is 130/90, my main problem sins is I can't sleep more than 5 hours ,
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Consult a psychiatrist for insomnia
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FAQs

Q. Does ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE have abuse potential?

Yes, ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE has abuse potential. However, it is more commonly seen in patients with a history of drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and drug addiction. Therefore, doctors should carefully take history of drug abuse from the patient. Moreover, patients with a history of drug abuse or addiction should be closely monitored during ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE therapy.

Q. What are the symptoms of an overdose of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE?

The symptoms of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE overdose include drowsiness, confusion, problems with coordination, floppy muscles, slow or difficult breathing, and even coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time).

Q. What should I should avoid when taking ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE?

ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE can make you drowsy during the daytime and also decrease your mental alertness. Therefore, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery until and unless you know how ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE affects you. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE. Alcohol can make the side effects of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE even worse.

Q. Who should not take ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE?

You should not take ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. You should also avoid ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts. A person having a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction, having kidney or liver disease, having a lung disease or breathing problems should avoid ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE. Also, its consumption is not recommended if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Q. Can I take ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE with food?

No, do not take ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE with or shortly after a heavy, high-fat meal. ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE may not work well if it is taken with high-fat foods.

Q. Can ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE be taken everyday? How long should it be taken?

ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE is used for short-term (2-4 weeks) treatment of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep). It should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration of treatment should not be exceeded else it may lead to dependence (addiction towards medicine).

Q. Does ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE cause dry mouth and affect weight?

Yes, dry mouth is a common side effect of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE, whereas weight gain is less common with ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE. If you experience weight gain, it could be due to increased appetite.

Q. How long does ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE take to start working?

ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE starts working as soon as you take it and may make you very sleepy. You may remain sleepy for some time after you take the medication. Plan to go to bed right after you take ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE and to stay in bed for 7 to 8 hours. Do not take ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE if you will be unable to go to bed right away.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE?

Do not stop taking ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking ZANLOP 5MG CAPSULE, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as unpleasant feelings, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and rarely, seizures.

Q. How can I improve my sleep without medicines?

You can improve your sleep by avoiding caffeine and nicotine, especially late in the day. Avoid exercise during the four hours before bedtime; daily exercise is beneficial to sleep, but can interfere if done close to bedtime. Avoid large meals in the evening. Avoid taking naps. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. Keep the bedroom as dark as possible and maintain a comfortable temperature. Set aside a time to relax before bed and use relaxation techniques.

Q. What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People with insomnia experience trouble in falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep, and they may not feel refreshed after waking up.

Q. What are the causes of insomnia?

Insomnia can be of two types- primary or secondary. In primary insomnia, the cause is not known. It can be triggered by life-style changes including long-lasting stress and emotional upset. Whereas, secondary insomnia can be caused due to various reasons such as certain medical conditions (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease), medicines, sleep disorders, and substances (caffeine and other stimulants, tobacco and other nicotine products, and alcohol).

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