Zaleplon – 5mg Generic Capsules**
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This is a summary of the most important information about Zaleplon. For details, talk to
your healthcare professional.
What is Zaleplon used for?
Zaleplon is used to treat short-term difficulty in falling asleep.
Zaleplon has been shown to decrease the
time to sleep onset for up to 30 days in clinical studies.
Zaleplon has not been shown to increase your total sleep time
or decrease the number of times you wake up after falling asleep.
In general, medications used to bring on sleep should only be
used for 7- 10 days.
Who should not take Zaleplon?
Do not take Zaleplon if you are allergic to Zaleplon or any of its
ingredients. Zaleplon contains FD&C Yellow No. 5 dye (tartrazine)
which may cause allergic reactions in certain people such as
asthma-like symptoms and difficulty breathing. Patients who are
allergic to aspirin may be more likely to have a reaction to Zaleplon.
General Precautions with Zaleplon:
- Zaleplon, like all sleep medicines, may make
you drowsy during the day. The amount of drowsiness you feel
depends upon how your body reacts to Zaleplon and the dose of Zaleplon
you are taking. If you experience drowsiness during the day, talk
to your doctor.
- If your sleep problems do not get better or
you begin to have unusual thinking or behavior changes while you
take Zaleplon, they may be due to another medical reason. Tell your
doctor right away.
- If you abruptly stop taking Zaleplon you may
experience withdrawal symptoms.
- You may have more trouble falling asleep the
first few nights after you stop taking Zaleplon than before starting
Zaleplon, (rebound insomnia). This problem usually goes away on its
own after 1-2 nights.
- Withdrawal symptoms may occur when sleep
medicines are stopped suddenly after being used daily for a long
time. In some cases, withdrawal symptoms may include unpleasant
feelings. In severe cases, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting,
sweating, shakiness, and rarely seizures may occur. These more
severe withdrawal symptoms are very uncommon. Although withdrawal
symptoms have not been observed in studies of Zaleplon so far, there
is, nevertheless, the risk of such events in association with the
use of any sleep medicines.
- There is a chance that you may experience a
certain type of memory loss (amnesia). This can usually be avoided
by taking Zaleplon only when you are able to get 4 or more hours of
sleep before you need to be active again. If you do have memory
problems while taking Zaleplon, tell your doctor.
- There is a risk of becoming dependent on
Zaleplon, as with any sleeping medication. However, if you have a
history of addiction to alcohol or drugs your risk of your
becoming dependent on Zaleplon is higher. Be sure to tell your
doctor about any previous addictions to alcohol or drugs before
you start taking Zaleplon.
- Until you know if Zaleplon causes you
drowsiness during the day, be extremely careful while doing
anything that requires your complete attention, or physical
coordination, like driving a car, or operating machinery.
- Never drink alcohol while you are taking
Zaleplon or any other sleep medication. Alcohol can increase the
side effects of Zaleplon.
What should I tell my doctor or healthcare provider?
Tell your doctor if you or your family notice any changes in your
thinking, or any new behaviors. Some people using sleep medications
- More outgoing or aggressive behavior than
- Change in personality
- Strange behavior
- Worsening of depression
- Suicidal thoughts
Because certain other medications can interact with Zaleplon,
review all medications that you are taking with your doctor, or
healthcare provider, including those you take without a
Tell your healthcare provider if you are trying to become
pregnant, are already pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Zaleplon is not
recommended during pregnancy or nursing.
Tell your doctor if you have or have had a history of
liver problems. Your doctor will evaluate and decide Zaleplon is right
What are some possible side effects of Zaleplon? (This is
complete list of side effects reported with Zaleplon. Your healthcare
provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
- Difficulty with coordination
For more detailed information about Zaleplon, ask your healthcare