Nitrest 10mg Tablet
Nitrest 10 MG Description
Nitrest Tablet is a medication used in the treatment of sleep-related problems, which may be severely upsetting and may also interfere with the quality of everyday life. This could include the inabil
ity to fall asleep, awakening at night or waking up too early. Nitrest contains the active ingredient called zolpidem tartrate, which belongs to the class of medicines called hypnotics. It primarily acts on the CNS(central nervous system) to help one sleep. A thorough evaluation to identify the sleep issue and its cause will be done by your physician prior to starting therapy with Nitrest Tablet. If the sleep issue persists even after a 7-14 day course of the medication, the doctor may have to do regular follow-ups to treat any underlying disorder you may have. Nitrest is recommended only for short-term treatment of sleep problems (insomnia). It should not be used for a long time as there is an increased risk of dependence with an increase in length of treatment time, especially if used for more than 4 weeks. Dependence may pose a higher risk in individuals with a history of mental illness or alcohol/substance abuse. Informing the physician of any such prior issue is of utmost importance prior to starting treatment with Nitrest.
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|Uses||Sleep difficulties (insomnia) with short-term therapy in adults where the condition is causing extreme distress and affecting daily life.|
|Side effects||Impaired memory (amnesia) and unusual behaviour during the few hours after taking the medicine (sleepwalking, sleep-driving and other sleep-related behaviour), worsening sleep problems, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real), diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, headache, fatigue, bad dreams, feeling woozy, excessive sleepiness.|
Uses of Nitrest 10 MG
- Nitrest Tablet is used in,
- Short-term treatment of sleep difficulties (insomnia)
Contraindications of Nitrest 10 MG
- If you are allergic to zolpidem tartrate or any other ingredient of Nitrest Tablet.
- If you have any breathing difficulties (hypoventilation).
- If you have a breathing problem where you stop breathing for small intervals at night (sleep apnoea).
- If you have any history of mental illness (psychosis).
- If you have any liver disease.
- If you have a condition with extreme muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis).
Side effects of Nitrest 10 MG
- Impaired memory (amnesia) and unusual behaviour for a few hours after taking the medicine (sleepwalking, sleep-driving and other sleep-related behaviour)
- Worsening sleep problems
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there)
- Bad dreams
- Feeling woozy
- Excessive sleepiness
Precautions and Warnings of Nitrest 10 MG
Other General Warnings
- You are an alcoholic or have a history of substance abuse.
- You have lung disease or other breathing problems.
- You have a history of liver disease.
- You have a history of mental illness or depression.
- You have undergone treatment with either Nitrest or some other similar medication for greater than 4 weeks recently.
- You conceive during the course of medication or are planning a pregnancy.
Mode of Action of Nitrest 10 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Nitrest 10 MG
- Nitrest Tablet should be taken exactly as directed by the physician.
- It should be taken once just before bedtime and should not be repeated the same night.
- Nitrest Tablet should be taken by mouth.
- Swallow the tablet whole with water.
- Allow for at least an 8-hour gap after taking Nitrest Tablet and before undertaking any activity requiring your full attention.
Interactions of Nitrest 10 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Nitrest Tablets may show adverse effects if taken with the following medicines:
- Antipsychotics used to manage mental illness.
- Other medications used for relief of anxiety or treatment of sleep problems (hypnotics).
- Concomitant use with antidepressants such as bupropion, desipramine, fluoxetine, sertraline and venlafaxine may cause hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not actually there).
- Antifungal medications such as ketoconazole.
- Anticonvulsants used in the treatment of seizures (epilepsy).
- Antiallergic medications used in the treatment of allergies, rashes, or hay fever that may cause sleepiness (chlorphenamine or promethazine).
- Anaesthetics used to induce sleep during surgery.
- Narcotic pain medications used to alleviate moderate to severe pain.
- Concomitant use of Nitrest with medications such as fluvoxamine, ciprofloxacin or St. John’s Wort (herbal medicine) used to manage depression and mood swings is not recommended.
- Concomitant use of Nitrest with opioid medications, including those used for pain relief and cough, maybe potentially fatal due to the increased risk of breathing difficulty, excessive sleepiness, or coma....
Interactions with food items
- No known dietary restrictions.
Storage and disposal of Nitrest 10 MG
Dosage of Nitrest 10 MG
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Dr. Varsha Parihar
MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)