Zolon

Zolon

zopiclone

Manufacturer:

Taiwan Biotech

Distributor:

SS Health
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Zopiclone
Indications/Uses
Transient, short-term & chronic insomnia in adults including difficulties w/ falling asleep, nocturnal or early awakening.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 1 tab before retiring. Elderly & hepatic insufficiency Initially ½ tab.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Myasthenia gravis, resp failure, severe sleep apnoea syndrome. Severe hepatic insufficiency. Not to be used in childn.
Special Precautions
Not for depression. Anaphylaxis, angioedema; complex sleep. Prolonged use. Avoid abrupt discontinuation. Avoid alcohol consumption. May affect ability to drive. Hepatic & renal insufficiency. Pregnancy. Avoid use in lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Mild bitter or metallic after-taste; mild GI disturbances eg, nausea & vomiting, dizziness, headache. drowsiness, dry mouth, irritability, aggressiveness, confusion, depressed mood, anterograde amnesia, hallucinations, nightmares.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced sedative effect w/ alcohol. Enhanced euphoric effect of benzodiazepines & benzodiazepine-like agents w/ narcotic analgesics. Increased plasma levels w/ erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, ritonavir. Decreased plasma levels w/ rifampicin, carbamazepine, phenobarb, pheytoin, St. John's wort. Antipsychotics (neuroleptics), hypnotics, anxiolytics/sedatives, antidepressant agents, narcotic analgesics, anti-epileptic drugs, anaesthetics & sedative antihistamines.
MIMS Class
Hypnotics & Sedatives
ATC Classification
N05CF01 - zopiclone ; Belongs to the class of benzodiazepine related agents. Used as hypnotics and sedatives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Zolon FC tab 7.5 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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