Sonata

Active Ingredient(s): Zaleplon
FDA Approved: * August 13, 1999
Pharm Company: * JONES PHARMA
Category: Sleep Aid

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Sonata Overview

Zaleplon (marketed under the brand names Sonata, Starnoc, and Andante) is a sedative-hypnotic, almost entirely used for the management/treatment of insomnia. It is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic from the pyrazolopyrimidine class.[1] Sonata (US) is manufactured by King Pharmaceuticals of Bristol, TN. Gedeon Richter Plc. manufactures zaleplon under the brand name Andante (RU). Starnoc has been discontinued in Canada but can be manufactured if a prescription is brought to a compoun...

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Sonata for sleep

Dr. put me on sonata 10 mg for insomnia, but I feel it puts me to sleep sometimes. However I wake up few times a night and getting less quality sleep, feel less functional next day because of less quality sleep. It has a 1 hr half life and is the mildest of all. I want to ask to try a diff sleeping pill, but nothing strong like ambien. Maybe lunesta? I don't want a next day hangover from one either. Any help would be great! Thanks. ## Hello, Ash! How are you? Lunesta could be a good choice to try next. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including dizziness, funny taste in mouth, headache and cold symptoms. Does anyone else have any ideas or suggestions?

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Ambien 10mgs vs. Sonata 20mgs

I was prescribed Ambien 10mgs, and it worked for a year. I started waking during the night and couldn't go back to sleep. My Psychologist prescribed me Sonata 10mgs a month ago, but it's not working. She is out of town this month, so I won't see her for a while. Is it ok to take 20mgs? I also take Lamictal 150mg and Effexor 225mg Clonazepam .5mg as needed ## Hello, Blackberry! How are you? I'm sorry that you're unable to sleep. No, you should not adjust the dosage, without your doctor's approval, especially while taking the Clonazepam, it could be dangerous. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Sonata as including dizziness, funny taste, headache, dry mouth and back pain. How often do you take the Clonazepam? That can also help with sleep issues.

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Will Sonata be effective if I have an Ambien tolerance?

Hi all. I've been on Ambien for about 5 years. I know I should only take them for 2 weeks at a time, however I have chronic insomnia and cannot sleep without it. I've tried most of the other sleeping pills, (lunesta, restoril, trazodone, remeron, serequol, most of the benzos, and the OTC diphenhydramine and doxylamine succinate) however, the only thing I've ever had success with is the Ambien. But, my tolerance has become absurd. When I first started taking it 5-10mgs would knock me out, but due to taking them for so long, I've built a tolerance. I'm currently prescribed 20mgs a night, which doesn't even touch my insomnia.. I usually have to take 40mgs or more to get any sleep. I know this is unhealthy and I want to switch to something that will still work, but t...

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Sonata 10%

green and blue capsule says 10% and sonata on it I beleive it was prescribed for sleep? Sincerely, Sherilyn ## I took 10mg sonata, waited 2 hours, no sleep. Took another...no sleep. Drank 8oz vodka...went right to sleep. Seriously, sonata dis not work for me as well as vodka.

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Dangerous Drugs

BottomLine Health lists this as a dangerous drug Doctors still subscribe ## It is listed as dangerous probably because it can be addictive. It is really dangerous for someone who has a history of drug/alcohol addiction. It is only supposed to be used for short term sleeplessness though. ## The reality, on top of what nenene already said, is that ALL prescription drugs are dangerous. That is why they are controlled substances and require prescriptions to obtain them. They all have side-effects, it is a side-effect of their chemical make up that you are relying on when you take a drug. You will not be able to purchase any prescription drug that does not carry various dangers of some kind, there are even dangers with over the counter meds if you read all the packaging. So simply put, there...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Zaleplon
  • Capsule: 10mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Sonata: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 54868-4431 Sonata 10 mg Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5139 Sonata 5 mg Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 60793-145 Sonata 5 mg Oral Capsule by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 60793-146 Sonata 10 mg Oral Capsule by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc

Other drugs which contain Zaleplon or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Sonata for sleep
Dr. put me on sonata 10 mg for insomnia, but I feel it puts me to sleep sometimes. However I wake up few times a night a... 1 reply
Sonata 10%
green and blue capsule says 10% and sonata on it I beleive it was prescribed for sleep? Sincerely, Sherilyn ## I took 10... 1 reply
Will Sonata be effective if I have an Ambien tolerance?
Hi all. I've been on Ambien for about 5 years. I know I should only take them for 2 weeks at a time, however I have ... 5 replies
Ambien 10mgs vs. Sonata 20mgs
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