What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Zaleplon to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Neuro/Psych-Starting dose of 5 mg recommended up to a maximum of 10mg. Increased cognitive impairment, delirium, and fall risk in the elderly. Avoid chronic use over 90 days.

Giving Zaleplon to a child under 12

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established in pediatrics.

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