Zaleplon Drug Info
Zaleplon (Sonata®) is a controlled substance used to treat insomnia. This prescription drug belongs to a class of medications called sedatives or hypnotics. Because it may be habit forming, zaleplon is designed for short-term use only (a few days). Most people tolerate it well, but side effects are possible and may include nausea, headache, and dizziness.
Before using zaleplon, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Zaleplon to learn more about this drug, including information on other side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and whether the medication is available in generic form.)