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Zolfresh 20mg Tab

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Medical Description

Zolfresh 20 mg is a sedative-hypnotic. Doctors generally prescribe it for insomnia. Zolfresh 20 mg works by slowing the brain activity to allow sound sleep. It decreases the sleep onset time and preve...
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Product Summary

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ContainsZolpidem(20.0 Mg)
UsesHelps in treating Insomnia
Side effectsMemory loss, Vertigo, Vomiting, Back pain, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Stomach pain, Agitation, Double vision, Depression
ClassificationHYPNOTIC
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Uses of Zolfresh 20 MG

  • Insomnia

Contraindications of Zolfresh 20 MG

Allergy and Hypersensitivity to Zolfresh 20 mg Tab or its components. A history of mental disorders, depression, or any other mental illnesses. Patients taking any medicines for severe anxiety. Alle...
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Side effects of Zolfresh 20 MG

  • Memory loss
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Agitation
  • Double vision
  • Depression

Precautions and Warnings of Zolfresh 20 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Zolfresh 20 mg during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine can be unsafe for pregnant women. Studies have shown harmful effects of the medicines on the developing baby. Pregnant women should take the tablet only if recommended by your physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Zolfresh 20 mg while breastfeeding?
A:
The medicine might be unsafe and can lead to adverse effects. The tablet should not be taken without a doctor’s advice during breastfeeding. Studies show that a small amount of the drug may pass and enter the breast milk, harming the baby. The doctor should decide whether or not to prescribe this medicine to a breastfeeding mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Zolfresh 20 mg?
A:
The medicine makes you dizzy and interferes with your sleep. It may cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive. This makes driving dangerous for them. If any abnormal changes are noticed after taking the medicine, it is better that you avoid driving. Consult your doctor before taking this tablet.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Zolfresh 20 mg?
A:
Mixing medication with alcohol increases the risk of adverse reactions and complications. It also decreases the effectiveness of the medication or renders them useless. Interactions of the drug with alcohol may be harmful or toxic for the body. If you are taking this medicine, then consumption of alcohol is not advised. Please consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Zolfresh 20 mg should be taken in the dosage as advised by the doctor. It should be continued for as long as advised.
  • It should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor. If it is stopped abruptly it becomes sudden withdrawal which may cause adverse effects. Such sudden withdrawal adverse effects can incl...
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  • When taking medicines such as Zolfresh 20 mg, always keep your family members informed of your medication and make them aware of the serious side effects and when to call your doctor or emergency serv...
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  • Those with liver complaints should be careful about using Zolfresh 20 mg. The dose may need adjustment by your doctor.

Mode of Action of Zolfresh 20 MG

How Does It Work?

Zolfresh 20 mg Tablet is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic. The medicine has sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant properties. The tablet binds to the GABA receptor chloride channel macromolecular comple...
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Directions for Use of Zolfresh 20 MG

  • Zolfresh 20mg Tablet needs to be taken on an empty stomach.
  • It is preferred to be taken before going to bed.
  • However, the duration and dose have to be followed as is prescribed by the doctor.
  • It should be taken at a fixed time.
  • The medicine must not be taken more than the recommended dose.
  • The medicine can be swallowed with water immediately after it is opened from the strip. The tablet should not be crushed/broken/chewed.
  • It might take a few weeks for this medicine to work.
  • It should be taken regularly, even if you feel it is not doing very well for you.
  • You must not take the medicine if your doctor asks you to stop taking the medication.

Interactions of Zolfresh 20 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Zolfresh 20mg may interact with the following medicines
  • Macox
  • Coxid
  • Gocox
  • Rifampila
  • Rimactane
  • Tricin
  • Rifampicin
  • Rimpin

Interactions with food items

  • Taking Zolfresh 20 mg with food delays the onset of action of the drug. Zolfresh 20 mg, if taken with or immediately after a meal, can delay sleep onset. Taking it a little after a meal makes it easie...
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Storage and disposal of Zolfresh 20 MG

Keep the medicine out of reach of children. Keep the medicine in a cool place, away from moisture and heat. Check the expiry date of the medicine and don’t use the medicine beyond the date of expiry...
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Dosage of Zolfresh 20 MG

Overdose

In case of an overdose, you should look for the signs and symptoms like nausea, swelling of the face, severe dizziness, rashes, breathing difficulty, vision disturbances, and fever. Contact your docto...
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Missed a Dose

Avoid missing a dose. Take it as soon as you remember in such a case. If it is time for you to take the next dose, you should skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. You sho...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Zolfresh 20 mg used for?

A: Zolfresh 20 mg is a sedative-hypnotic and is prescribed for insomnia. It slows the activity in the brain and allows sound sleep.

Q: How does Zolfresh 20mg work?

A: Zolfresh 20 mg works by calming the brain.

Q: How should Zolfresh 20 mg be administered?

A: It is a tablet taken orally on an empty stomach. The recommended dose for adults is 12.5 mg once daily before bedtime.

References

Product Details
Brand
ZOLFRESH
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
21/08/2022
Last Updated on: 15 Apr 2022 | 05:38 PM (IST)
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