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Does zaleplon interact with any other medications?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are using azelastine nasal spray, doxylamine, orphenadrine, paraldehyde, sodium oxybate, or thalidomide, zaleplon can lead to side effects and should be avoided.

If you are taking another central nervous system depressant, zaleplon may not be a good option for you.

If you take zaleplon, you should avoid kava kava. 

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