All about Indiplon

May 2, 2009

in Indiplon, Sleeping Pills

Everyone likes to enjoy a good night’s sleep but not many are fortunate enough to get that every single day of their lives. Drugs such as Indiplon promise to help sort out this very problem.

Indiplon – Sleepless No More

Indiplon is an experimental sleep inducing drug which has been made primarily in two formulations, the immediate release version for sleep onset and the other which is a sustained release version, for sleep maintenance. Hence the administration of the drug can be varied depending on specific sleep problems as reported by the individuals seeking treatment. The immediate release formulation is believed to be effective for about three to four hours and helpful for those who have trouble falling asleep. The sustained release version lasts for about six to eight hours and works well on those who wake up frequently while sleeping. It has been successfully tested on rodents where quick and significant depression in locomotor activity was observed on administration and therefore believed to act more quickly and effectively than most sleep inducers.

Indiplon is a non-benzodiazepine agent which has a high affinity towards GABA-A receptors and binds itself to a GABA-A receptor inside the brain resulting in inducing of sleep. There are many sleeping pills like Ambien and Lunesta but Indiplon is expected to be ten times more effective than these drugs. Indiplon has a faster more effective result as it gets absorbed into the blood stream relatively quickly and gets metabolized faster as well, as a result of which the person will not feel sleepy or drugged when he wakes up in the morning. The main use of the drug is for two purposes. For an occasional good night’s sleep and for the cure of chronic insomnia.

Insomnia is a common disorder that affects a large part of the world’s population and originates dues to a number of reasons. Almost everyone experiences a few sleepless nights in a lifetime, but there are some who seem to take up a larger share. People suffering from insomnia either find it difficult to fall asleep or wake up in between sleep frequently, thereby ending up with a stressed and restless feeling when they wake up eventually in the mornings. Although in most cases treating the causative factors such as depression or stress may help relieve insomnia, in certain cases where there are no apparent or underlying causes the insomnia may need to be treated as a distinct problem by itself.

Although Indiplon is expected to help many distressed insomniacs enjoy a night of fitful uninterrupted sleep it is not without its share of side effects. Like almost all other hypnotic drugs prolonged use of non-benzodiazepine drugs such as Indiplon can cause serious damage to one’s body and is believed to cause cancer of the breast, lungs, heart, lung, brain and bowel. The dosage prescribed depends on the sleep patterns of individual cases. For a person who suffers from insomnia and is able to sleep for less than six hours a four weeks of dosage of 10 mg daily is recommended. What works in favor of Indiplon as compared to other sleep inducing drugs is the fact that unlike the other sedatives Indiplon does not leave a long lasting drowsy feeling.

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RHONDA February 18, 2013 at 12:54 am

ui have a penial syst. i think my melatonin maker is not funtioning properly. i have been taking zopiclone for about7 years now. i am groggy allthe time. is this medication any safer for me?? i have tried many many things. please help thank you

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