Stilnox 10mg Tablets
Stilnox is a prescription medication that’s used to treat insomnia. There are several forms of Stilnox that you can take to help you sleep, with varying degrees of speed and duration.
The immediate-release forms are Ambien (which comes in 5 mg and 10 mg doses), Intermezzo (which comes in 1.5 mg doses), Edluar (which comes in 2.5 mg doses), and Zolpimist (which comes in 4 mg doses). These medications work quickly to help you fall asleep, but their effects wear off once the medication leaves your system.
There’s also an extended-release form of Stilnox called Ambien CR, which comes in 6.25 mg and 12.5 mg doses. This form contains two layers of tablets: one that dissolves quickly and helps you fall asleep, and another that dissolves slowly so you stay asleep throughout the night.
Ambien is used to treat insomnia. It may be used for short-term treatment of chronic insomnia up to 4 weeks, or for long-term treatment of chronic insomnia up to 6 months.
What should I know before I take STILNOX?
There are a few things you should know about STILNOX before you take it.
1. Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to STILNOX or any of the ingredients listed at the end of the CMI.
2. Talk to your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, have been drinking alcohol, take any other medicines, or are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Dosage/Direction for Use
We’ve got some exciting news! We’re releasing three new dosage forms of ( Stilnox ).
The initial dose is now 5 mg for women, and 5 to 10 mg for men. The maintenance dose is the same as before, which is 5-10 mg once a day immediately prior to bedtime. And we’re adding two maximum doses: 10 mg for women and 15 mg for men!
We’re really excited about this new release because we know that many of you have been asking for these products in different dosage forms. We hope that these changes will make it easier for you to get the right treatment at the right time—and not worry about whether or not it’ll work out with your schedule.
How to take it?
STILNOX is a sleep aid and should only be taken when you are able to get a full night’s sleep before you need to be active again. It is not intended as a day-time treatment, it should be taken in one dose, and not re-administered during the same night.
How much to take?
The usual adult dose of STILNOX is one tablet (10 mg).
If you are over 65 years of age the dose is half a STILNOX tablet (5 mg).
If you have a liver problem, the usual recommended dose is half a STILNOX tablet (5 mg).
Always take the lowest effective dose of a medicine. Remember, if you feel that the dosage of medication is not effective to treat your condition or relieve the symptoms, inform your doctor.
Follow the instructions that you’re given by your doctor or pharmacist, or as described in the information leaflet or on the label. If you take STILNOX at the wrong dose, it may not work as well for you. If you take too much it can impair your consciousness (see ‘Overdose’ below).
STILNOX is a prescription medication and should not be given to children or adolescents less than 18 years of age.
When to take it?
STILNOX helps put you to sleep quite quickly. If you take STILNOX on an empty stomach it may work more quickly. Or, if your sleep problem is due to worry, nervousness or excitement, consider taking STILNOX half an hour before going to bed.
Always read the label. Follow the directions on the label. If you are unsure, ask your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional when to take it.
How long to take it?
Sleeping problems are most often due to general stress and tension. Medicines like STILNOX or any other sleeping medicine should only be used for a short period of time (2 to 4 weeks) and regularly re-evaluated by your doctor
If you are not sure how long to take this medicine ask your healthcare professional how long to take the medicine for.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Stilnox can cause side effects. However, not everybody gets them. They depend on the amount you take and how sensitive your body is to the drug.
The most common side effect is diarrhea, which usually goes away after a few days. Other side effects include nausea, vomiting and headache.
It is not known whether this medicine can cause angioneurotic edema (severe allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face).
**Rare Side Effects**
The following side effects occur infrequently (1 to 10 people in 1000). If any of the following side effects occur, stop taking this medication and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately:
- · Tingling sensation in the hands and feet (paresthesia),
- · Tremors,
- · Confusion,
- · Irritability,
- · Double vision,
- · Blurred vision,
- · Appetite disorders,
- · Joint pain,
- · Muscle pain,
- · Muscular contractions.
Stilnox Tablets Interactions
Hypnotics can be divided into two main categories: benzodiazepines and antihistamines. Currently, the most commonly prescribed hypnotics are either benzodiazepines or H1 antihistamines.
Benzodiazepines are associated with increased sedation when taken with other CNS depressants, such as alcohol or other drugs. They also increase the respiratory depressant effect of other sedatives, including barbiturates, opioids, and antipsychotics.
Antihistamines are associated with morphinomimetics (morphine-like compounds) and other benzodiazepines. These combinations are particularly dangerous in the elderly population because they can cause confusion and memory loss.
Stilnox Tablets and Driving
Every year, millions of people are injured or killed after being involved in a vehicle or machine accident when they have fallen asleep while driving. Drivers who have taken benzodiazepines can fall asleep while driving and thus pose a real danger. This risk is also increased with other medicinal products that suppress consciousness (anxiolytics, hypnotics and antidepressants), with alcohol consumption, if sleep time is insufficient or if the individual has decided to drive straight after waking up from sleep (see section Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction ).
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of your medication, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one that you missed and continue with your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Always read the label. Follow the directions on the label. If you are unsure, ask your pharmacist, doctor or other healthcare professional what to do.
What happen if the is stilnox overdose ?
The most important step would be to immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist and let them know that you took too much of this medicine!
This is just one of the many insomnia medications, which you can get many others like zopiclone, and zaleplon. All three of these have been around for a long time and have been considered by most doctors to be safe and effective