Brand Names : Sonata
Zaleplon (ZAL-e-plon) belongs to the group of medicines
called central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that make you
drowsy or less alert). Zaleplon is used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping).
In general, when sleep medicines are used every night for a long time, they
may lose their effectiveness. In most cases, sleep medicines should be used
only for short periods of time, such as 1 or 2 days, and generally for no
longer than 1 or 2 weeks.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.