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Zaplon 10mg Capsule

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Composition for Zaplon 10mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Zaplon Capsule


Uses of Zaplon Capsule

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

Zaplon Capsule side effects


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

How Zaplon Capsule works

Zaplon 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 Zaplon Capsule

Expert advice for Zaplon Capsule

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zaplon to help you fall asleep faster and sleep for longer.
  • Take Zaplon 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, 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.
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Zaplon Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Zaplon Capsule
Zaplon 10mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Zaplon 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.
Zaplon 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.
Zaplon 10mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zaplon 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zaplon 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Zaplon 10mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Zaplon 10mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaplon 10mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Zaplon 10mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Nixitral 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 about Zaplon Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Zaleplon

Zaplon is a hypnotic agent with a chemical structure unrelated to benzodiazepines
It does not contain aspirin
Yes, Zaplon is a controlled substance and can be addictive, even at regular doses
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
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.

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