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Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Zeclone Tablet

Zeclone Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Coordination impaired

How to use Zeclone Tablet

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. Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zeclone Tablet works

Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet 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.

Zeclone Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Zeclone Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zeclone 7.5 mg Tablet 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.
  • It may cause a bitter taste in your mouth or a dry mouth. Try sipping water and inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • 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. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zeclone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Terbicutis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zeclone

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Ayurveda
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FAQs

Q. Is Zeclone addictive?

Yes, Zeclone can be addictive. Although, this is more common in patients with pre-existing addiction or chemical abuse, or those having underlying psychiatric disorders.

Q. How long does it take for Zeclone to work?

Zeclone starts working shortly after you take it. The maximum levels of Zeclone are reached within an hour of taking it. Taking Zeclone may make you feel sleepy and sleepiness may persist for some time. This is the reason that you should prefer taking Zeclone immediately before you go to bed, or after you have gone to bed but could not fall asleep. Moreover, take Zeclone only if you know that you will be able to stay in bed for at least 7 to 8 hours after taking the medication.

Q. Does Zeclone have abuse potential?

Yes, Zeclone does have abuse potential. The risk of abuse increases with the dose and duration of treatment and concomitant use of other psychoactive drugs. The risk is also greater for patients who have a history of alcohol or drug abuse or history of psychiatric disorders.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Zeclone?

An overdose of medicine can lead to the following symptoms of feeling drowsy, confused, sleeping deeply and possibly falling into a coma. It may also reduce muscle strength (hypotonia), feeling dizzy, light headed, or faintness. Other symptoms could be falling over or losing balance or difficulty in breathing. The underlying reason could be low blood pressure.

Q. How long should I take Zeclone?

Treatment should be as short as possible and should not exceed four weeks which includes the period of slowly decreasing the dose. For transient sleeplessness, the recommended duration is 2-5 days and for short lived sleeplessness duration should be 2-3 weeks.

Q. Can I drink alcohol with Zeclone?

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Zeclone. Alcohol can increase the effects of Zeclone and make you sleep very deeply so that you do not breathe properly or have difficulty waking.

Q. Is Zeclone safe to take?

Yes, Zeclone is safe to take if taken at the prescribed dose and for a short duration (less than 4 weeks). If the dose and duration is increased then risk of abuse and dependence on the medicine is more likely to occur.

Q. Does Zeclone affect memory?

Memory impairment is rare, but may occur, especially when sleep is interrupted or there is a delay in going to bed after taking the tablet. Therefore to reduce such possibility of memory impairment, patients should ensure that they are taking when they are able to have a full night's sleep (uninterrupted sleep of about 7 to 8 hours).

Q. Can I drive after taking Zeclone?

Zeclone can cause slowing of your normal brain function (central nervous system depression) which may adversely affect the ability to drive or to use machines. It can be very unsafe if a patient drives within 12 hours of taking Zeclone.

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