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.
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.
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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.
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.
Zaplon 10 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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.
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.
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.