Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet
Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet acts as a sedative and employed as a short-term treatment of insomnia. The drug is even known as a hypnotic. It acts on imbalanced chemicals of the brain in patients who suffer from insomnia, that is, problems with sleep.
Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet can result in an allergic reaction, thus the drug should be immediately stopped and medical aid should be sought in case you experience any symptoms like problems with breathing, hives, and inflammation of the throat, face or lips.
Avoid sharing the drug with anyone else. This is primarily because the dosage prescribed varies for both male and female. The drug is not meant for children. If you are prescribed Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet by your doctor, take it exactly as per his directions.
When considering the side effects of the drug, the most common are dizziness and a feeling of drowsiness. You may also experience nausea, anxiety, myalgia and hallucinations. Some major side effects of Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet are confusion, onset of depression, irregular heartbeat, mood swings and skin rashes.
If you experience any of the serious side effects or your symptoms persist for a long period of time it is best that you get in touch with your doctor. Any misuse or overdosage of Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet can result in serious consequences. The drug should not be taken if you have had alcohol before bed or during the daytime.
In the treatment for insomnia the initial dosage that may be prescribed for men is 10 mg and 5 mg in case of women. The dosage may then be increased accordingly as per the reaction of the body to the drug. The drug is generally not prescribed for a long period of time.
This medicine should be used only after the evaluation of potential causes of sleep disturbance. Failure of sleep disturbance to resolve after 7-10 days may indicate psychiatric or medical illness. Use with caution in patients with depression. Behavioural changes have been associated with sedative-hypnotics.
Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet causes CNS depression, which may impair physical and mental capabilities. Effects with other sedative drugs or ethanol may be potentiated. Closely monitor elderly or debilitated patients for impaired cognitive or motor performance; not recommended for use in children <18 years of age. Avoid use in patients with sleep apnea or a history of sedative-hypnotic abuse.
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How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7 to 8 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 1.6 hours for an immediate release tablet and 1.5 hours for an extended release table.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. It may cause respiratory depression in the neonates. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?Habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is known to excreted in breast milk. It is used in pregnant women only if necessary. Monitoring of excessive sleep, weakness and others changes in the behavior is necessary.
Does this affect kidney function?Limited information is available regarding the use of this medicine in patients with kidney disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patients with hepatic impairment. Adjustment of dose is needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Is It safe with alcohol?Consumption of alcohol must be avoided as it may cause additive effect on the CNS of the patient.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Patient must avoid driving while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsIf you miss a dose of Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet belongs to sedative and hypnotics. It works by blocking omega-1 type GABA receptors, results in increased chloride conduction and causes hyperpolarization. This effect will inhibit the action potential and decreases the excitability of cells and causes sleep.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
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OpoidsOpioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and blood pressure is necessary.
AntihypertensivesYou may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet has negative interactions with the following medicines- Rifampin, Phenytoin, Ritonavir, Nelfinavir, Isoniazid, Nevirapine.
Interaction with Food
It is generally advised to take Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet after food. However the medicine has no negative interaction with food. It may be consumed with or without food.
Interaction with Disease
Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet has negative interactions with the following diseases- Depression, Severe liver aliments, Obstructive sleep apnea, Myasthenia gravis, Pulmonary disease.
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