Eplon is a prescription medicine used to treat insomnia. It reduces sleep onset time and frequent awakening at night. This medicine improves sleep maint... View More
Uses of Eplon
Side effects of Eplon
How to use Eplon
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Eplon is to be taken empty stomach.
How Eplon works
Eplon is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic. Along with sedative, it may also have anxiolytic (panic-reducing or antianxiety), muscle relaxant properties. It ... View More
What if you forget to take Eplon?
If you miss a dose of Eplon, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
May be taken with or without food. Do not take w/ or immediately after a heavy or high fat meal.
Oral Insomnia Adult: 5-10 mg before bedtime. Max: 20 mg daily. Elderly: >65 yr: 5 mg before bedtime. Max: 10 mg daily. Hepatic impairment: Mild ... View More
Renal Impairment Mild to moderate impairmet: No dose adjustment necessary Severe impairment: Not studied
Hypersensitivity. Severe hepatic impairment. Lactation.
Mode of Action
Zaleplon, a pyrazolopyrimidine, is a sedative and hypnotic agent structurally unrelated to the benzodiazepines and other sedative-hypnotic agents. It is... View More
May precipitate new psychiatric abnormalities. Depression; hepatic impairment. History of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse, elderly and debilitated p... View More
>10% Headache (38%) 1-10% Dizziness (7-9%),Nausea (6-8%),Abdominal pain (6%),Weakness (5-7%),Dysmenorrhea (3-4%),Eye pain (3-4%),Amnesia (2-4%),Par... View More
Additive CNS effects may occur with CNS depressants e.g. TCA, alcohol, antihistamines, narcotic analgesics, thioridazine and diphenhydramine. Cytochrome... View More