Zaleplon Oral Capsule 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Zaleplon: Oral capsule (10mg)

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Zaleplon 10mg Cap
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 888 54 888 
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Zaleplon 10mg Cap
Unichem Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc
Pill Identification: U 132 
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Zaleplon 10mg Cap
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93 5269 93 5269 
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Zaleplon 10mg Cap
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Zaleplon 10mg Cap

What is this Medicine?

ZALEPLON (ZAL e plon) is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Zaleplon: Oral capsule(10mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Zaleplon 10mg Capsule

NDC: 000540085
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Insomnia

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Zaleplon 10mg Capsule
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Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 888 54 888 
Shape: capsule
Color: green

Reported Side Effects for Zaleplon 10mg Capsule

Hostility Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hiccups Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Deafness Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dysarthria Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cyanosis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflammation Of The Lip Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Bleeding Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Retinal Detachment Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Irregular Periods Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Blockage Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cataracts Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Retaining Urine Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blood Clot In Lung Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Teeth Grinding Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Corneal Erosion Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Visual Impairment Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Trismus Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sleep-Walking Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Discoloration Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Bruises Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Drooping Eyelids Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Psychomotor Impairment Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Photosensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Parosmia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ear Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bleeding Within The Eye Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Muscle Twitches Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Lymphocytes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Discharge Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lactose Intolerance Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Overbreathing Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Excessive Mucle Tone Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperesthesia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Thyroid Gland Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Osteoporosis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Around The Heart Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Gallstones Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fluid Around The Lungs Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Psoriasis Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Muscle Tone Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Throat Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Tongue Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gum Inflammation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gout Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Scaly And Itchy Rashes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Tongue Discoloration Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Allergic Skin Reaction Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Bladder Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Sores Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heavy Menstrual Period Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Arthropathy Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Fainting Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Breast Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Stones Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bundle-branch Block Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Urinary Urgency Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Elated Mood Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Belching Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
High Cholesterol Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Double Vision Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperacusis Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
2.0-4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Eye Pain Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
3.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
5.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
5.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
6.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
7.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
30.0-42.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Zaleplon 10mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Zaleplon 10mg Capsule(Zaleplon)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Zaleplon)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
High Fat Foods and Zaleplon 10mg Capsule(Zaleplon)
High Fat Foods and Zaleplon(Zaleplon)
It is best to take Zaleplon before bedtime on an empty stomach or a light snack only. Ingesting heavy or high-fat foods before bedtime may reduce the effectiveness of Zaleplon.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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