Introduction to Zixol 10mg Tablet
Zixol 10mg Tablet is used for short-term treatment of insomnia. It reduces sleep onset time and frequent awakening at night. This medicine improves sleep maintenance and therefore ensures sound sleep.
Zixol 10mg Tablet is never used for long-term treatment of insomnia, because of its high habit-forming potential. It should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably just before going to bed. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it is habit-forming. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms.
Some common side effects of this medicine include mild bitter or metallic taste in your mouth, dry mouth, and feeling drowsy or sleepy. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own after some time. Consult your doctor if these bother you or do not away. They may be able to suggest ways to reduce or prevent the side effects.
Zixol 10mg Tablet can dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you and do not take alcohol with it as it may worsen the dizziness. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.
Before taking Zixol 10mg Tablet, inform your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking, so that your doctor can advise if taking this medicine is right for you. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are suffering from any liver or kidney problems. You should avoid smoking and alcohol while using this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not use this medicine. However, if the need arises, please consult your doctor before using it.
Uses of Zixol 10mg Tablets
Child under 10 kg: 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) 2 times daily after food. Child between 10-30 kg: 10 ml (2 teaspoonfuls) 1-3 times daily after food. Adults and child over 30 kg: 20 ml (4 teaspoonfuls) 1-3 times daily after food. This drug is most effective if they are taken at least 1 hour before or 2 hour after meals. However, if causes stomach upset, this may be taken with a meal.
How Does Zixol 10mg Tablets Works?
Zopiclone is usually taken once a day at bedtime.
This medicine is taken on an as-needed basis. You should not take it more often than 24 hours unless told by the doctor to do so.
Side Effects of Zixol 10mg Tablets
Side effects of taking Zopiclone may include but not limited to: day-time drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, stomach upset, dry mouth, and unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
If adverse effects or severe allergic reactions occur, or the above symptoms do not go away, discontinue use and promptly discuss with your physician.
Taking Zopiclone (ZOP) does come with some side effects which include, Bitterness, and sometimes mood swings.
Common Side Effects
- Bitter or Metallic Taste
- Dizziness or Lightheadedness
- Fatigue or Weakness
- Muscle Weakness
- Confusion or Disorientation
- Unpleasant Dreams or Nightmares
- Agitation or Anxiety
- Dependence or Withdrawal Symptoms
- Memory Problems
- Visual Disturbances
Serious Side Effects
- Severe Drowsiness or Confusion
- Dependence and Withdrawal
- Hallucinations or Delusions
- Depression or Suicidal Thoughts
- Severe Skin Reactions
- Breathing Problems
- Memory Impairment
- Changes in Libido or Sexual Function
- Unusual Behavior or Thoughts
Rare Side Effects
- Severe Mood Changes
- Visual or Auditory Hallucinations
- Unusual Behavior
- Difficulty Breathing or Swallowing
- Severe Skin Reactions
- Liver Problems
- Low Blood Sodium Levels (Hyponatremia)
- Changes in Blood Pressure
- Changes in Heart Rate or Rhythm
- Changes in Blood Sugar Levels
- Abnormal Bleeding or Bruising
Dosage of Zixol 10mg Tablets
The dosage of Zixol 10mg Tablet (which contains the active ingredient Zopiclone) should be determined and prescribed by a qualified healthcare professional based on individual factors such as age, specific condition being treated, and overall health. It’s crucial to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully. However, here are some general guidelines for the dosage of Zixol 10mg Tablets:
Zixol 10mg is a sleep aid that may be purchased over the counter. Doctors prescribe a variety of dosages to their patients, including the 10mg dose. As a result, the Zixol 10mg is by far the most potent dosage available. Remember that the doctor is the best person to help you choose the proper dose with so many possibilities.
- Elderly or Debilitated Patients
- Duration of Use
- Anxiety Disorders
- Dry Mouth
- Lower Dosage
- Dose Adjustments
- Duration of Treatment
- Initial Dose
- Maintenance Dose
- Elderly or Frail Individuals
How To Manage Side Effects
- Contact Your Healthcare Provider
- Follow Dosage Instructions
- Adjust Dosage
- Monitor for Serious Side Effects
- Address Drowsiness
- Stay Hydrated
- Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
- Report Any Mood Changes
- Address Memory Issues
- Manage Nausea
- Avoid Alcohol
- Discuss Alternative Medications
- Monitor for Signs of Dependence or Withdrawal
- Regular Follow-ups
Warning & Precautions
- Risk of Dependence and Withdrawal
- Concomitant Use with Other Central Nervous System Depressants
- Driving and Operating Machinery
- Elderly or Frail Patients
- History of Substance Abuse
- Liver Impairment
- Respiratory Disorders
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Children and Adolescents
- Allergies and Sensitivities
- Be Aware of Drowsiness
- Inform Your Healthcare Provider
- Avoid Abrupt Discontinuation
- Store Safely
- Do Not Share Medication
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Monitor for Side Effects
- Regular Follow-ups
- Emergency Information
- Avoid Grapefruit
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Zixol 10mg Tablet addictive?
Ans. Yes, Zixol 10mg Tablet can be addictive. Although, this is more common in patients with pre-existing addiction or chemical abuse, or those having underlying psychiatric disorders.
2. What are the symptoms of overdose of Zixol 10mg Tablet?
Ans. An overdose of medicine can lead to the following symptoms of feeling drowsy, confused, sleeping deeply and possibly falling into a coma. It may also reduce muscle strength (hypotonia), feeling dizzy, light headed, or faintness. Other symptoms could be falling over or losing balance or difficulty in breathing. The underlying reason could be low blood pressure.
3. Can I take Zixol 10mg Tablets with other medicines?
Ans. No, taking the dose of Zixol 10mg Tablets isn’t recommended, especially with the dose of Rifampicin, where the effects can be life-threatening, while with the other medications like Clotrimazole, Fluconazole and Itraconazole, the dose can have some serious side effects. So, make a wise choice.
4. How long does it take for Zixol 10mg Tablet to work?
Ans. Zixol 10mg Tablet starts working shortly after you take it. The maximum levels of Zixol 10mg Tablet are reached within an hour of taking it. Taking Zixol 10mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy and sleepiness may persist for some time. This is the reason that you should prefer taking Zixol 10mg Tablet immediately before you go to bed, or after you have gone to bed but could not fall asleep. Moreover, take Zixol 10mg Tablet only if you know that you will be able to stay in bed for at least 7 to 8 hours after taking the medication.