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Revised: 5/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE OD TABLETS 10mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Zolpidem tartrate
 Dosage form:
slightly yellow tablet with split line, diameter 9.0mm, thickness 4.2mm
 Print on wrapping:
ゾルピデム酒石酸塩OD10mg「トーワ」, 10mg, 口腔内崩壊錠, 入眠剤, 就寝直前服用

Effects of this medicine

This medicine enhances the suppressive mechanism of the GABA system by acting on the benzodiazepine receptors in the central nervous system, thus exerting hypnotic and sedative effects.
It is usually used for the treatment of insomnia (excluding insomnia resulting from schizophrenia or manic-depressive psychosis).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have hepatic disorders, myasthenia gravis, acute narrow angle glaucoma, decreased respiratory function due to cor pulmonale, pulmonary emphysema, bronchial asthma or acute phase cerebrovascular disorders, etc.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 1 tablet (5 to 10 mg of the active ingredient) at a time just before bedtime. For patients who newly start the medicine, treatment should be started at a dose of 0.5 tablet (5 mg) at a time. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age, symptoms and disease; however, the dose at a time should not exceed 1 tablet (10 mg). Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor and pharmacist.
  • Since the medicine may cause amnesia; do not take it if you cannot take enough time to get started activities after getting up on the next morning or if you have to get up for temporarily work in the middle of the sleeping.
  • This medicine is orally disintegrating tablet. Take this medicine in either of the following ways:
    (1) Take this medicine with water or warm water as you do an ordinary tablet.
    (2) Moisten the tablet with saliva on your tongue and crush it lightly with your tongue, then swallow it with saliva. However, never take the tablet without water when you are in a lying position.
  • If you miss a dose, you may take the missed dose if you can get sufficient sleep time until getting up the next morning. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you are taking the medicine continuously, do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine on your own judgment without the instructions of your doctor. You may experience more adverse reactions of the medicine.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Alcohol intake just before or after taking this medicine may enhance a decrease in mental function, perception or motor function. Refrain from alcohol drinking as far as possible.
  • The effect of the medicine may persist after the next morning and induce sleepiness as well as a decrease in attention, concentration, and reflex movement, etc. Do not drive a car, work at heights or operate dangerous machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, light-headed feeling, sleepiness, headache, malaise, feeling of residual sleepiness, nausea and fall. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • inability to stop taking the medicine, anxious feeling and inability to sleep when reducing the dose or discontinuing the medicine [dependency, withdrawal symptoms]
  • hallucinations, decreased level of consciousness, impaired judgment [psychiatric symptoms, disturbance of consciousness]
  • inability to recall events that occurred before sleep or when the sleep was interrupted, dimmed consciousness [transient anterograde amnesia, twilight state]
  • difficulty with breathing [respiratory depression]
  • general malaise, anorexia, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eye [hepatic function disorder, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of infants and children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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