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Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used for short term treatment of insomnia. It reduces sleep onset time and frequent awakening at night. This medicine improves sleep maintenance and therefore ensures sound sleep.

Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet is never used for long term treatment of insomnia, because of its high habit forming potential. It should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably just 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 metallic taste, drowsiness, sleepiness, and dry mouth. However, these are temporary and resolve on their own after some time. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not away.

Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet 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 Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet, 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 Zeclone Tablet

Side effects of Zeclone Tablet

Common
  • Metallic taste

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Metallic taste
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.

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 7.5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zeclone Tablet works

Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic. It has hypnotic and anxiolytic properties. It works by regulating the GABA receptor, thus relaxes the nerves and brain. This is how it helps you to fall asleep.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zeclone 7.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Zeclone Tablet?

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

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zeclone 7.5mg 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): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itracip
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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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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