When and How to Take It

General considerations to keep in mind include the following:
  • The medicine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth at bedtime.
  • The medication can be taken with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. ProSom may cause serious problems if you take it in higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see ProSom Abuse).

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click ProSom Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of ProSom

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with ProSom. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of ProSom include but are not limited to:
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow or sluggish muscle movement
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination problems.
(Click ProSom Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

ProSom Drug Information

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