What Is Sonata?
Sonata is a new medicine on the market might give millions some relief.
Called Sonata, the drug is a sleeping pill with a short 'half-life,' or
period of influence in the body: Its sedating effect only lasts one to
three hours. Most sleeping pills make users sleepy for at least eight
What is the most important information I should know about
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other
hazardous activities. Sonata will cause drowsiness and may cause
dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these
activities. Sonata should be taken just before bedtime but you may
experience some carryover effects (drowsiness, difficulty
concentrating, memory loss) the next day. Do not take Sonata unless you
are able to get 4 or more hours of sleep before you must be active
again. Do not drink alcohol while taking Sonata. Alcohol will increase
drowsiness and may increase dizziness while you are taking Sonata,
which could be dangerous
How should I take Sonata?
Take Sonata exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not stop taking
Sonata suddenly if you have been taking it for several days. Stopping
suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms and make you uncomfortable.
Store Sonata at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of a Sonata overdose may
include sleepiness, confusion, dizziness, low blood pressure, difficult
or slow breathing, unconsciousness, and death.
What are the possible side effects of Sonata?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop
taking Sonata and seek emergency medical attention: an allergic
reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of
your lips, face, or tongue; or hives) hallucinations (hearing or seeing
things that are not real), abnormal behavior, or severe confusion.; or
suicidal thoughts. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely
to occur. Continue to take zaleplon and talk to your doctor if you
experience day-time drowsiness; dizziness or lightheadedness;
unsteadiness and / or falls; double vision or other vision problems;
agitation; confusion; headache; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or
abdominal pain; depression; muscle weakness; tremor; vivid or abnormal
dreams; or memory difficulties or amnesia. Sonata is can be habit
forming. Stopping this medication suddenly may cause withdrawal effects
such as mood changes, anxiety, and restlessness if you have taken it
continuously for several weeks.
What other drugs will affect Sonata?
Before taking Sonata, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the
following medications: rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); phenytoin (Dilantin);
carbamazepine (Tegretol); phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB). You may require a dosage adjustment
or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the
medicines listed above. Sonata may increase the effects of other drugs
that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol,
antihistamines, other sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain
relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor
about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine
unless your doctor approves.