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Drug information on Zolcent (Zolpidem) from Crescent Therapeutics Ltd

Zolcent

  Tablet  
Crescent Therapeutics Ltd
Generic : Zolpidem
 41.05
5mg
10 Tablets

Drug Name : Zolpidem

Zolpidem(Ambien) generic Zolcent is a sedative-hypnotic, prescribed for insomnia (sleeplessness). It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Zolcent may be prescribed


Side effects of Zolcent

   Infections : Influenza and stomach flu.

   Metabolic : Appetite disorder.

   Central Nervous system : Headache, drowsiness, dizziness, memory disorders, balance disorder, disturbance in attention, incoordination, tingling, hallucinations, disorientation, anxiety, depression, psychomotor retardation, binge eating, depersonalization, loss of inhibition, emotion, mood swings and stress symptoms.

   Eye and ENT : Visual disturbances, redness, blurred vision, unsteadiness and ringing in the ear.

   Respiratory : Throat irritation.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, constipation, abdominal discomfort, abdominal tenderness, frequent bowel movements, gastroesophageal reflux disease and vomiting.

   Skin : Rash, skin wrinkling and hives.

   Musculoskeletal : Back pain, muscle pain, neck pain and menstrual cramps.

   General disorders : Fatigue, weakness, chest discomfort, increased body temperature, blood pressure and bruising.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- The recommended dose is 12.5 mg once daily immediately before bedtime.

How to use Zolcent?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

When is Zolcent not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Zolcent

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, lung or breathing problems (e.g chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], sleep apnea), myasthenia gravis, metabolism problems, heart or blood pressure problems, or very poor health, mental problems (e.g depression), suicidal thoughts or behaviors, or alcohol or substance abuse or addiction, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It should not be used in children.

Other Precautions for Zolcent

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Zolcent

Store between 15°-25°C.



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