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Zedtime 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Zedtime Tablet

Zedtime Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness

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

How Zedtime Tablet works

Zedtime 10 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.

Zedtime Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zedtime 10 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
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet is safe as per American Association of Pregnancy.
Driving
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zedtime 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zedtime 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zedtime 10 mg Tablet is generally started at a low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Zedtime Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zedtime 10 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.
  • 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 Zedtime 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
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Terbicutis
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
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FAQs

Q. Does Zedtime make you high?

Zedtime produces a calming effect on the brain and induces sleep. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, Zedtime may also make an individual dependent such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it.

Q. Does Zedtime have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it?

No, Zedtime does not have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it.

Q. Does Zedtime have abuse potential?

Yes, Zedtime has abuse potential. However, it is more commonly seen in patients with a history of drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and drug addiction. Therefore, doctors should carefully take history of drug abuse from the patient. Moreover, patients with a history of drug abuse or addiction should be closely monitored during Zedtime therapy.

Q. Can I take Zedtime with prednisone?

No drug-drug interactions have been found Zedtime taken with prednisone. However always consult with your doctor before taking these medicines together.

Q. Does Zedtime help with anxiety?

Zedtime is used to treat insomnia, which may help ease anxiety in some patients, although doctors do not prescribe Zedtime for anxiety alone because it does not work in the same manner as other sedatives anti-anxiety drugs

Q. What are the symptoms of an overdose of Zedtime?

The symptoms of Zedtime overdose include drowsiness, confusion, problems with coordination, floppy muscles, slow or difficult breathing, and even coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time).

Q. What should I should avoid when taking Zedtime?

Zedtime can make you drowsy during the daytime and also decrease your mental alertness. Therefore, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery until and unless you know how Zedtime affects you. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Zedtime. Alcohol can make the side effects of Zedtime even worse.

Q. Who should not take Zedtime?

You should not take Zedtime if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. You should also avoid Zedtime if you have a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts. A person having a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction, having kidney or liver disease, having a lung disease or breathing problems should avoid Zedtime. Also, its consumption is not recommended if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Q. Can I take Zedtime with food?

No, do not take Zedtime with or shortly after a heavy, high-fat meal. Zedtime may not work well if it is taken with high-fat foods.

Q. Can Zedtime be taken everyday? How long should it be taken?

Zedtime is used for short-term (2-4 weeks) treatment of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep). It should be taken exactly as prescribed by the doctor. The dose and duration of treatment should not be exceeded else it may lead to dependence (addiction towards medicine).

Q. Does Zedtime cause dry mouth and affect weight?

Yes, dry mouth is a common side effect of Zedtime, whereas weight gain is less common with Zedtime. If you experience weight gain, it could be due to increased appetite.

Q. How long does Zedtime take to start working?

Zedtime starts working as soon as you take it and may make you very sleepy. You may remain sleepy for some time after you take the medication. Plan to go to bed right after you take Zedtime and to stay in bed for 7 to 8 hours. Do not take Zedtime if you will be unable to go to bed right away and remain asleep for 7 to 8 hours after taking the medication.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Zedtime?

Do not stop taking Zedtime without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Zedtime, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as unpleasant feelings, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and rarely, seizures.

Q. How can I improve my sleep without medicines?

You can improve your sleep by avoiding caffeine and nicotine, especially late in the day. Avoid exercise during the four hours before bedtime; daily exercise is beneficial to sleep, but can interfere if done close to bedtime. Avoid large meals in the evening. Avoid taking naps. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. Keep the bedroom as dark as possible and maintain a comfortable temperature. Set aside a time to relax before bed and use relaxation techniques.

Q. What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People with insomnia experience trouble in falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, they may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep, and they may not feel refreshed after waking up.

Q. What are the causes of insomnia?

Insomnia can be of two types- primary or secondary. In primary insomnia, the cause is not known. It can be triggered by life-style changes including long-lasting stress and emotional upset. Whereas, secondary insomnia can be caused due to various reasons such as certain medical conditions (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease), medicines, sleep disorders, and substances (caffeine and other stimulants, tobacco and other nicotine products, and alcohol).

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