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Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sanofi India Ltd
Medicine composition: Zolpidem
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet acts as a sedative. 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. Any misuse or over dosage 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 daytime.

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.

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.

Especial precautionary measure are taken if the medicine is prescribed to patients below the age of 18 years.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Somnologist before using this medicine.

  • Insomnia

    Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of sleep disorder.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet.
  • 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.

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 instructions

    If you miss a dose of Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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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 Disease


    Stilnoct 12.5 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the history of depression or a family history of depression. The prescription size should be limited. Any symptoms of mood changes should be reported to the doctor immediately.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Opioids 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.


    You 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.
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