Short-term (7–10 days) treatment of insomnia.
7.5mg–30mg at bedtime. Elderly or debilitated: 7.5mg. Max 1 month/℞.
<18yrs: not recommended.
Drug or alcohol abuse. Suicidal tendencies. Depression. Renal, hepatic, or respiratory impairment. Reevaluate if used ≥2–3 wks. Sleep disturbances after stopping drug. Avoid abrupt cessation after prolonged use. Nursing mothers.
Potentiates CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants.
CNS depression, complex sleep-related behaviors (eg, sleep-driving), lethargy, confusion, weakness, ataxia, paradoxical excitement, euphoria; anaphylaxis, angioedema.
7.5mg, 22.5mg—30, 100; 15mg, 30mg—100, 500