What Is Sonata
A broad range of negative side effects, up to and including death by respiratory depression or suicide are shown by the popular sleeping pill.
Zaleplon is the general name for Sonata which is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, recommended for use in curbing the anxiety illness and restlessness. It is included in the famous prescription "Z-drugs" Lunesta and Ambien as a chief sleep aid in America.
People who use Sonata enjoy a healthier sleep since the drug slows down the brain by acting on neurotransmitters.
This drug is taken through the mouth by abusers as a pill that discharges its substance with time. Just like other sleeping prescription drugs this comes with other nicknames like tranks, sleepeasy and downer.
Sonata Abuse And Effects
One of the fastest-acting sleeping pills available, with a terminal half-life of an hour is Sonata. Therefore, Sonata is a main focus for accidental and recreational abuse, as people might overuse the drug as an urgent sleep help.
Sonata is classified as a Schedule four controlled substance just like Ambien and Lunesta. Any dosage exceeding or straying from the official prescription is considered as abuse.
A little feeling of ecstatic pressure, ascribed with a short mental disorder and loss of consciousness or irregular amnesia, are likely symptoms suffered by Sonata addicts.
The reaction of Sonata drugs and its psychological effects are heightened when users tear the pill apart and inhale the substance. A person may also engage in certain activities that they may not be aware of while under the effect of the drug such as eating, walking and even driving while completely asleep. Involuntary actions may increase if the person is forced to wake up. Misusing Sonata can result in
- A state of confusion
- Nausea and sickness
- Loss of memory
- Lack of sensation
- Delusional feelings
- Decreased coordination
There is still a possibility of the drug being abused despite it not being as strong as other Z-drugs. 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.
Sonata abuse are linked to suicide attempt cases handled at the ER.
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Signs Of An Sonata Addiction
It may not be as easy to distinguish the signs of Sonata addiction. Sometimes, addiction may be confused with using the drug as per the doctor's instructions.
But clear signs of abuse are if the person starts having several prescriptions of Sonata of doctor shopping.
Increased dosage due to tolerance or manifestation of any of the aforementioned side effects may also signal the abuse of this drug.
Abusers are commonly predisposed to rebound insomnia as the body build tolerance and anticipation of the drug. The prolonged exposure or use of Sonata may render the patient to be unresponsive to the sedative effects of the drug. To been able to say if someone is an addict it is necessary knowing the criteria used by doctors.
Treatment Of Sonata Addiction
After a long time using Sonata, this one can cause addiction even when their effects are not strong as the others from Ambien or Lunesta.
Once the patient's system has developed tolerance to the drug the intervals between dosage may exhibit manifestations of withdrawal symptoms.
Addiction sufferers are made particularly incapable of operating without it as a result of Sonata's impact on brain chemistry. Seizures, hallucinations and convulsions can all occur as a result of suddenly stopping Sonata use.
Sonata Abuse And Statistics
Tragedy can be shown and caused by suicidal ideation as well. To have a good supervision on the behaviour of the addict and helping him to decrease the impact of quitting, it is necessary having a detox with the help of a doctor. Assisting Sonata addiction sufferers recover mentally and physically, as well as lessening the probability of relapse is the target of the treatment centres across the country.
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There is still hope for the many people who are addicted to prescription sleeping medication. Whether it is inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, support systems and community groups are accessible to help recovering addicts. Break free from Sonata abuse now call 0800 772 3971.