Zaplon 10 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Zaplon Capsule

Zaplon 10 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of insomnia.

Zaplon Capsule side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Memory impairment
  • Nervousness
  • Headache

How to use Zaplon 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. Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zaplon Capsule works

Zaplon 10 mg 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.

Zaplon Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zaplon 10 mg 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.
Lactation
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Zaplon 10 mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zaplon 10 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Zaplon Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Zaplon 10 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zaplon 10 mg Capsule to help you fall asleep faster and sleep for longer.
  • Take Zaplon 10 mg Capsule 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 Zaplon 10 mg Capsule, 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zaplon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zaplon

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Stress and insomnia problem please medicine prescribe
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Follow Dos and Avoid DONOTSDo's Maintain regular hours of bedtime and arising If hungry have a light snack before bedtime Regular exercise schedule Take an hour to wind down before going to bed If worried about something, write it down and deal with it in morning Keep the bedroom cool Keep the bedroom dark Keep the bedroom quietDONTS take nap Watch the clock so u know how bad ur insomnia is Exercise right before going to bed Watch TV in bed when u can't sleep Eat a heavy meal before bedtime Drink coffee in evening Use alcohol to help going to sleep Smoking Read in bed when u can't sleep Exercise in bed Talk on phone in bed"
I am feeling higher stress, phobia, severe anxiety, insomnia etc
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Other somatic symptoms can also be seen like feeling of obstruction in throat or thrust tightness, stomach ache, nausea, recurrent vomiting, increased body temperature, feeling of electrical sensations or ants on skin ( paresthesia) etc. The interest in routine activities like eating, socialising with friends and family and sex goes down. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. Is Zaplon a benzodiazepine?

Zaplon is a hypnotic agent with a chemical structure unrelated to benzodiazepines

Q. Does Zaplon contain aspirin?

It does not contain aspirin

Q. Is Zaplon addictive or a controlled substance or narcotic?

Yes, Zaplon is a controlled substance and can be addictive, even at regular doses

Q. Is Zaplon safe?

Zaplon 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

Q. Does Zaplon cause weight gain or hair loss?

Weight gain and hair loss are rare or uncommon side effects of Zaplon. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking Zaplon immediately.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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