A broad range of negative side effects, up to and including death by respiratory depression or suicide are shown by the popular sleeping pill.
Sonata is the brand name for zaleplon, a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic prescribed to treat insomnia. Together with Lunesta and Ambien, it is among the most popular prescription drugs used to treat sleep disorders.
It works to help people to sleep by affecting the neurotransmitters in the brain and make it function at a slower rate.
Because Sonata comes in the form of pills it is taken orally. Just like other sleeping prescription drugs this comes with other nicknames like tranks, sleepeasy and downer.
Sonata Misuse Effects
Its terminal half-life of one hour makes it one of the fastest acting sleeping pill in the market. Therefore, Sonata is a main focus for accidental and recreational abuse, as people might overuse the drug as an urgent sleep help.
Sonata is federally regulated as a Schedule IV controlled substance, similar to Lunesta and Ambien. Any pattern of Sonata use diverting from a physician's consultation qualifies as abuse.
A mild, euphoric rush marked with bouts of hallucinations and "blackouts," or intermittent memory loss is experienced by those abusing Sonata.
The drug's "buzz" and hallucinatory properties may be enhanced by breaking the capsules open and snorting their contents by those abusing Sonata. Other perturbing effects of the drugs leads to unconscious activities such as sleep-eating, sleep-walking and even performing sexual intercourse while asleep. The risk of these unconscious activities are increased when the patient tries to resist its sedative effects. Misusing Sonata can result in
- Excessive sickness
- Temporary amnesia
- Tingling sensation
- Loss of coordination
- Head pain
Although Sonata is not as potent as some of its Z-drug counterparts, the risk of abuse continues. Although overdosing on Sonata alone is relatively uncommon; however, co-abusing the prescription drug in conjunction with other CNS depressants such as alcohol - which is quite common - can depress respiratory function to the point of failure and death.
Most cases that have ended up in emergency rooms that are connected to Sonata were cases of attempted suicide.
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Symptoms Of Sonata Dependency
Signs of a Sonata addiction can be difficult for friends and family to identify. Without any glaring physiological or behavioural deviation it can be difficult to identify the abuse of the prescription.
Amassing lots of medications and applying Sonata without any medical reasons could be very dangerous especially in the aspect of differences that occurs in attitude like the physician shopping.
A developed tolerance to the drug's effects and following withdrawals when quitting use is one indicative sign of Sonata addiction.
Another good sign of addiction is if the person starts to have harder sleeping issues. With sufficiently extended use, someone may not be able to fall asleep without taking Sonata. There are medical factors you should know, which doctors apply in identifying this abuse.
Treatment Of Sonata Addiction
It is still possible to become dependent on Sonata despite the fact that it is not as potent as Ambien and Lunesta.
Painful symptoms experienced during the termination process are likely to accompany the prevention process provided that the body and brain is enslaved by Sonata.
Sonata abusers inflicted by these symptoms find it difficult to perform other tasks without taking the substance due to the effects it creates in the brain. Paroxysms, mental delusion and even seizures results due to rapid prevention approach to Sonata.
Statistics Of Sonata Abuse
Tragedy can be shown and caused by suicidal ideation as well. Safe withdrawal can be managed effectively via supervised detoxification where physicians can record behavioural manifestations as well. There are various rehab centres who can help patients safely and effectively recover from Sonata abuse as well as combat relapse.
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There is still hope for the many people who are addicted to prescription sleeping medication. Victims can be supported by community support team and rehab scheme (for all patient) with every aid they need to combat the unbearable pain. Break free from Sonata abuse now call 0800 772 3971.