Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet


Uses of Zilion SL Tablet
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia.
Zilion SL Tablet side effects
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Memory impairment
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
How to use Zilion SL 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. Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Zilion SL Tablet works
Zilion SL 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.
Zilion SL Tablet related warnings
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet 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.
Zilion SL 5 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.
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet is safe as per American Association of Pregnancy.
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.
Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zilion SL 5 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 Zilion SL Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Zilion SL 5 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 Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet to help you fall asleep faster and sleep for longer.
  • Take Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet 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 Zilion SL 5 mg Tablet, 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zilion SL with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zilion SL

Stress and insomnia problem please medicine prescribe
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Follow Dos and Avoid DONOTSDo's Maintain regular hours of bedtime and arising If hungry have a light snack before bedtime Regular exercise schedule Take an hour to wind down before going to bed If worried about something, write it down and deal with it in morning Keep the bedroom cool Keep the bedroom dark Keep the bedroom quietDONTS take nap Watch the clock so u know how bad ur insomnia is Exercise right before going to bed Watch TV in bed when u can't sleep Eat a heavy meal before bedtime Drink coffee in evening Use alcohol to help going to sleep Smoking Read in bed when u can't sleep Exercise in bed Talk on phone in bed"
I am feeling higher stress, phobia, severe anxiety, insomnia etc
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Other somatic symptoms can also be seen like feeling of obstruction in throat or thrust tightness, stomach ache, nausea, recurrent vomiting, increased body temperature, feeling of electrical sensations or ants on skin ( paresthesia) etc. The interest in routine activities like eating, socialising with friends and family and sex goes down. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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Q. Does Zilion SL make you high?
Zilion SL 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, Zilion SL may also make an individual dependent such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it
Q. Does Zilion SL have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it?
No, Zilion SL does not have paracetamol (acetaminophen) or aspirin in it
Q. Does Zilion SL expire?
Like all medicines, Zilion SL has an expiry date, which is printed on the tablet strip or bottle. Zilion SL should not be taken beyond this date.
Q. Can I take Zilion SL with prednisone?
No drug-drug interactions have been found Zilion SL taken with prednisone. However always consult with your doctor before taking these medicines together.
Q. Does Zilion SL help with anxiety?
Zilion SL is used to treat insomnia, which may help ease anxiety in some patients, although doctors do not prescribe Zilion SL for anxiety alone because it does not work in the same manner as other sedatives anti-anxiety drugs
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th Apr 2017.
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