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Zalep 10Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Zaleplon
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

A sedative-hypnotic, Zalep 10Mg Capsule is entirely used for the management or treatment of insomnia. It has proven to be slightly more effective than other medicines which help you deal with difficulty in sleeping. It works by depressing the brain, causing drowsiness to help people fall asleep.

Seek medical attention if you experience side effects of this medicine like abnormal skin sensations, severe allergic reactions, decreased sensitivity to touch, abnormal thinking, dizziness, drowsiness, changes in personality, mood, or behaviour, incoordination, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, muscle pain and short-term memory loss.

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you are taking sodium oxybate. Inform your doctor if you have a history of mental illness, or alcohol or drug abuse, if you have severe liver or kidney problems or a breathing disorder. Tell him about other medications that you are taking and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Zalep 10Mg Capsule is to be taken by mouth with or without food. Its recommended dose is typically 5-20 mg taken right before going to bed. Avoid taking Zalep 10Mg Capsule right after a heavy or high-fat meal.

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.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Zalep 5mg capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Zalep 5mg capsule 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.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zalep 10Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Zaleplon, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Zalep 10Mg Capsule is a sedative that is used in the treatment of insomnia. It works by the modulation of the subunit receptor of the GABABZ chloride channel. It also selectively binds to the omega-1 receptors present in the brain.

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 Medicine

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    Ticin 150Mg Tablet

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