Suicide Risk With Zaleplon

What Is a Lethal Dose of Zaleplon?

The normal dose of zaleplon for treating insomnia is 5 mg to 20 mg before bedtime. People have survived overdoses after taking as much as 100 mg. The lethal dose of zaleplon depends on several factors, including alcohol or other medications that may have been taken.

Suicide Risk With Zaleplon

Although increased suicide risk is not a side reported side effect of zaleplon, it may be something to watch out for. Depression is a possible side effect of zaleplon, and depression may lead to suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, talk to someone right away. A counselor or healthcare provider would be a good choice. If you do not have a counselor or healthcare provider, talk to someone else, such as a friend, relative, or coworker. If you think you are in immediate danger of committing suicide, seek medical attention immediately. Even if it feels like life is not worth living, suicide is not your only option.

Zaleplon Drug Info

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