Zaplon 5 mg capsule: Uses, side effects and dosage

Manufacturer: Torrent (Mind)

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Trade name: Zaplon

Strength: 5 mg

Type: Capsule

Active ingredient: Zaleplon

Category: Zaleplon belongs to the group of drugs called central nervous system (CNS) depressants.

Pregnancy category: Zaleplon belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk cannot be ruled out).

Uses: Zaplon 5 mg capsule is used for the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep).

How to use: Take Zaplon 5 mg capsule orally with or without food. You need to take this medication if you have time to sleep for atleast 4 hours. With sleep less than 4 hours may have side effects such as memory loss, drowsiness. If you suddenly stop zaleplon you may have withdrawal symptoms such as unusual depressed mood, muscle cramps, seizures, vomiting, sweating.

Side Effects: Dizziness, drowsiness, lack of coordination, lightheadedness, anxiety, muscle pain, short-term memory loss.

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Dosage: Immediately before bedtime: 5 to 20 mg orally.

Written by: : team

Date last updated: September 02nd, 2016