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Zaleplon Side Effects


Zaleplon interact with some medical conditions. Also it may interact with some other medicine. If you are taking any other herbal medicine or other medications while taking Zaleplon then you may have risk of Zaleplon side effects. Discuss with the physician first then take this medicine. Sometimes Zaleplon may cause a severe allergic reaction. Stop taking Zaleplon immediately and get emergency medical help if you have the following signs of allergic reaction –

– swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

– hives

– breathing problem

Some of the serious side effects of Zaleplon include –

В•  hearing or seeing things

В•  hallucination

В•  aggression

В•  agitation

В•  changes in behavior


Some of the less severe side effects include –

В•  headache

В•  nausea

В•  stomach pain

В•  nervous feeling

В•  problems with vision

В•  dry mouth

В•  cramps

В•  loss of appetite

В•  constipation

В•  day-time drowsiness

В•  dizziness

В•  memory loss

В•  concentration problem

В•  numbness

В•  tingling;

В•  anxiety

В•  depression

В•  muscle pain

В•  back pain

В•  mild skin rash

Important info about Zaleplon


– Take Zaleplon exactly the way it is prescribed

– Do not take more than one dose at a time

– Take it only before going to bed

– Do not take it if you are feeling sleepy

– Do not take it if you are an alcoholic

– Talk to your doctor if you are taking Zaleplon and still can not sleep at night

– Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicine

– Tell your doctor if you are addicted or were addicted


During the first 2 hours after you take the medication some side effects may occur. Such as dizziness, drowsiness, short-term memory loss etc. So take the medication before you go to bed. It will reduce your risk of having side effects. Contact your doctor if the situation is not improved.

Remember only a few patients suffer from side effects. Your doctor knows better than you. So you can ask your doctor if any question arise in your mind. Most of the side effects are caused because of the interaction of drugs. Most of the side effects are visible. So if you observe any change in you after taking Zaleplon then you can contact your doctor.

In very rare cases people have done sleep-driving after taking the drug in the previous day. Still do not be sure about it. It is recommended not to drive after taking sleeping pills. You may drive the next morning after taking Zaleplon. Drowsiness is not observed with Zaleplon. Allergic reaction is seen in some patients but this is a rare case. However, look for medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.

Researches are still going on to find more side effects of Zaleplon. So this may not be the complete list of side effects. Ask your health care provider for more info.




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