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Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of insomnia. It helps to synchronize the body’s biological day-night rhythm. It resolves trouble falling asleep and ensures sound sleep.

Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet is to be taken on an empty stomach, preferably just before bedtime. However, it is advised to take it at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the blood. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. This medicine should not be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, diarrhea, and headache. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to note that this medicine should not be used for daily naps.

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 Zolsoma Tablet

Side effects of Zolsoma Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zolsoma

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Zolsoma 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. Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Zolsoma Tablet works

Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Melatonin and Zolpidem which work on your brain to make you feel relaxed and sleepy. Melatonin is a natural hormone which regulates the sleep-wake cycle and helps fall asleep. Zolpidem is a sedative which works by slowing activity of the nerve cells in the brain and helps sleep for longer.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet is safe as per American Association of Pregnancy.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, based on the limited information available it is advised that Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zolsoma 3 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zolsoma 3 mg/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.

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Fact Box

Habit Forming
Yes

Patient Concerns

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Am addicted with alprazolam , Zolsoma How can I quet please
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Addiction problems require understanding of patterns of abuse, withdrawal symptoms , underlying psychopathology followed by detoxification and rehabilitation plan. For further understanding of the issue, you may go through the following link- https://www.parashospitals.com/blogs/coping-with-alcohol-and-drug-addiction/
I m already taken 10 no of Zolsoma(zolpdam & melatonin acid
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Sleep problems are often caused by underlying physical and/ or psychological cause. This requires examination of the patient so that proper treatment can be initiated. Often stress/ anxiety/ depression or mood disorder needs to be dealt with and sleeping pills are not adequate treatment. Please go through the link below for further understanding- http://drjyotikapoor.com/2015/01/26/sleep-disorders/
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References

  1. Melatonin. Barcarena, Portugal: Iberfar - Indústria Farmacêutica S.A; 2018. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Zolpidem. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Melatoin. Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland: Flynn Pharma Ltd.; 2007 [revised 31 May 2018]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Zolpidem Tartrate. Guildford, Surrey: Zentiva; 2002 [revised 7 Dec. 2018]. [Accessed 23 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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