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Sobrium 5mg Tablets

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Sobrium 5 MG Description

Sobrium tablet is a prescription medication. It is used in the short-term management of insomnia or sleeplessness. Insomnia is a condition characterised by persistent problems in falling and staying

asleep. Zolpidem is particularly useful in the short-term management of insomnia where there is difficulty in falling asleep. It prevents frequent awakenings at night and lengthens sleep duration. The active ingredient in Sobrium tablets is Zolpidem 5 mg. Zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine sedative and hypnotic agent. Zolpidem has habit-forming potential and the potential to be misused. Directions for use of Sobrium tablets is necessary. Careful monitoring of the user on this medication must be done. Sobrium tablets should be taken as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause withdrawal effects. Taking the pill at the same time every day is advisable for maximum efficacy. Side effects of Sobrium tablets include drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhoea, hallucination, nightmares, agitation, headache, fatigue, and cold and cough.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹55.39
You Save₹7.55 (12% on MRP)
ContainsZolpidem(5.0 Mg)
UsesShort-term treatment of insomnia
Side effectsDrowsiness, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Nightmares, Agitation, Depression, Headache, Memory impairment, Fatigue, Cold, Cough
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Uses of Sobrium 5 MG

  • Sobrium tablets are used for the short-term treatment of insomnia.

Contraindications of Sobrium 5 MG

  • Do not take Sobrium tablets or use caution:
  • If you have an allergy or are hypersensitive to Zolpidem; this medicine is contraindicated in such persons
  • If you have respiratory insufficiency or obstructive sleep apnea
  • If you are a child; this medicine is contraindicated in children
  • If you have a history of psychotic symptoms
  • If you have liver failure; this medicine is contraindicated
  • If you have myasthenia gravis (a condition that affects muscles and respiration)
  • If you have rare, hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, total lactase deficiency, or glucose-galactose malabsorption; it is contraindicated in such persons

Side effects of Sobrium 5 MG

  • Side effects of Sobrium tablets include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hallucination
  • Nightmares
  • Agitation
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Cold and cough

Precautions and Warnings of Sobrium 5 MG



Can I take Sobrium tablets during pregnancy?
Sobrium tablets are considered unsafe in pregnancy. This medicine passes through the placenta and affects the foetus. It is a category-C medication. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive at the time of prescription.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Sobrium tablets while breastfeeding?
Sobrium tablets are considered unsafe during breastfeeding as they can be transferred to the nursing infant via breast milk. Discuss with your doctor for more information.


Is it ok to drive if I have taken a Sobrium tablet?
Driving and operating of other heavy machinery while on this medicine is not recommended as it causes light-headedness, sedation, and sleepiness. There are also reports of sleep-driving and sleep-walking associated with zolpidem.


Can I consume alcohol with Sobrium tablets?
Mixing alcohol with Sobrium tablets can cause life-threatening side effects such as respiratory depression and coma, leading to death. It is strictly contraindicated.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You do not see any improvements in your symptoms, even after 7-10 days of usage.
  • You have a history of addiction or substance misuse.
  • You take other medication. The ingredients of Sobrium tablets may react with these other medicines if they use the same pathway of metabolism in the body.
  • You experience any mood changes.

Mode of Action of Sobrium 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine sedative and hypnotic agent. It produces sedative effects on the brain by affecting certain chemical messengers or neurotransmitters. The most significant neurotransmi...
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Directions for Use of Sobrium 5 MG

  • Sobrium tablets should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take Sobrium tablets on a regular schedule and at the same time every day for optimal pharmacological effects.
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole. Sobrium tablets should not be crushed, chewed, or broken.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 7-10 days of usage, inform your doctor immediately.
  • Abrupt stoppage of Sobrium tablets can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • Sobrium tablets have habit-forming tendencies, so it is recommended that you follow the directions of your treating physician precisely and have regular follow-up

Interactions of Sobrium 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sobrium tablets can interact with many medicines and cause adverse side effects. It is advised to inform the doctor of all medication being taken to be checked for possible interaction issues. The fol...
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  • Combined use with CNS depressants like alcohol causes increased psycho-motor side effects.
  • The use of Sobrium tablets with Imipramine (a tricyclic antidepressant) results in decreased alertness in users.
  • Impaired alertness and psycho-motor performance are observed in persons who use zolpidem and chlorpromazine.
  • The concomitant use of rifampin and zolpidem decreases the efficacy of the latter.
  • Concomitant use of ketoconazole and zolpidem can decrease the efficacy of zolpidem.
  • The concomitant use of Sobrium tablets with opioids (like morphine and tramadol) is contraindicated, as it may cause respiratory depression, coma, and death.
  • Inform your doctor regarding your current medications at the time of prescription of Sobrium tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • Take Sobrium tablets before food. The absorption of Zolpidem is decreased when taken with or immediately after food.

Storage and disposal of Sobrium 5 MG

Store Sobrium tablets in dry conditions at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Check the expiration date before taking the tablet...
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Dosage of Sobrium 5 MG


A Sobrium tablet overdose may cause excessive sleepiness, double vision, slurring of speech, and poor motor functions. This may proceed to respiratory failure, fall in BP and heart rate, coma, cardiac...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Sobrium tablet, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your r...
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I have been using this tablet for a week now, but my symptoms have not improved. What should I do?

A: This medication is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia. If your symptoms do not settle within 7-10 days, inform your doctor immediately.

Q: I want to stop using this tablet. What should I do?

A: Abrupt stoppage of this medication can cause withdrawal symptoms that can be serious and debilitating. Consult your doctor for alternate solutions and guidance on safely stopping this medication.

Q: I took this tablet one night as I was having trouble falling asleep, but I felt drowsy the next day. Should I reduce the dose of the tablet?

A: Sobrium tablets should be taken in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. In case of any side effects, please inform your doctor so they can plan the treatment in the future.
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Last Updated on: 24 Mar 2022 | 09:40 PM (IST)

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