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Sonata Sleeping Pill: The Dangers

Sonata is a prescription sleep aid also called Zaleplon. The medication has the potential to be abused, as you can see in the infographic. The authors of AddictionResource think that patients taking this medication and loved ones of people taking it should be aware of the risks of addiction, as well as of potential adverse effects.
Common side effects are drowsiness, lightheadedness, poor coordination, dizziness, “pins and needles” feeling on your skin. Severe effects include abnormal thoughts and behavior (depressed mood, confusion, agitation, hallucination, etc.), memory loss, and allergic reactions. Taking the drug properly before going to bed will reduce these risks.
Some patients using Sonata have engaged in cooking, eating, driving, talking on the phone and other activities, all with no memory of doing these. If this happened to you, don’t take this drug anymore and ask your physician to prescribe another one.

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