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(zal' e plon)Zaleplon may cause serious or possibly life-threatening sleep behaviors. Some people who took zaleplon got out of bed and drove their cars, prepared and ate food, had sex, made phone calls, sleep-walked, or were involved in other activities while not fully awake. After they woke up, these people were unable to remember what they had done. These activities may occur with zaleplon whether or not you drink alcohol or also take other sleep medications. Tell your doctor if you have ever had an unusual sleep behavior while taking zaleplon. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows that these symptoms may be serious so they can call your doctor if any of these effects occur. Stop taking zaleplon and call your doctor right away if you find out that you have been driving or doing anything else unusual while you were sleeping.
Before taking zaleplon,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to zaleplon, aspirin, any other medications, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and drugs), or any of the ingredients in zaleplon capsules. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or promethazine; barbiturates; cimetidine (Tagamet); cough and cold medicines; erythromycin; ibuprofen; imipramine (Tofranil); ketoconazole (Nizoral); medications for allergies such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), depression, or mental illness; certain medications for seizures such as phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Epitol, Tegretol, others), and phenobarbital; pain relievers; promethazine (Promethegan); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); sedatives, other sleeping pills, thioridazine, and tranquilizers. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you drink or have ever drunk large amounts of alcohol and if you use or have ever used street drugs or have overused prescription medications. Also tell your doctor if you have ever thought about killing yourself or tried to do so and if you have or have ever had depression, mental illness, seizures, lung disease or breathing problems, or kidney or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking zaleplon, call your doctor.
- talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking zaleplon if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually take zaleplon because it is not as safe or effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking zaleplon.
- you should know that this medication may cause drowsiness, decreased mental alertness, prolonged reaction time, problems with coordination the day after you take it, blurry or double vision, and may increase the risk that you could fall. Take extra care to be sure you do not fall, especially if you get out of bed in the middle of the night. Your ability to drive or operate machinery the day after you take zaleplon may be impaired even if you feel fully awake. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how zaleplon affects you.
- do not drink alcohol while you are taking zaleplon. Alcohol can make the side effects of zaleplon worse.
- you should know that your mental health may change in unexpected ways while you are taking this medication. These changes may be caused by zaleplon or they may be caused by physical or mental illnesses that you already have or that you develop during your treatment. Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: aggressiveness, strange or unusually outgoing behavior, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), feeling as if you are outside of your body, memory problems, new or worsening depression, thinking about killing yourself, confusion, and any other changes in your usual thoughts or behavior. Be sure that your family knows which symptoms may be serious so that they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.
- lack of coordination
- numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
- loss of appetite
- vision problems
- eye pain
- sensitivity to noise
- distorted sense of smell
- painful menstrual periods
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes
- difficulty breathing or swallowing