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Sonata and Amnesia - Sonata Uses
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- Sonata and Amnesia
Certain side effects may develop with Sonata, and amnesia is one that occurs in up to 4 percent of patients. This eMedTV resource explains that amnesia is more common when higher doses of Sonata are taken and usually lasts only a couple of hours.
- Sonata and Depression
There are many possible side effects of Sonata, and depression is one of the more common ones. This eMedTV segment contains a list of potential depression symptoms and explains what to do if you develop depression with Sonata.
- Sonata and Hair Loss
There are many rare but possible side effects of Sonata, and hair loss, as this eMedTV segment explains, is a problem seen in less than 1 percent of patients. Tell your doctor if you develop hair loss with Sonata so he or she can recommend treatment.
- Sonata and Impotence
There are many possible side effects of Sonata, and impotence is one that has been documented in studies. This eMedTV segment explains how common impotence is with Sonata and offers suggestions for helping with sexual side effects.
- Sonata and Pregnancy
Using Sonata during pregnancy is generally not recommended. As this eMedTV page explains, the risks of Sonata and pregnancy have not been studied in humans, but animal studies show possible side effects to a fetus when it is exposed to Sonata.
- Sonata and Weight Gain
As this eMedTV article explains, there are several side effects that may occur in patients taking Sonata, and weight gain appears to be one of them. This page explains how weight gain is reported in less than 1 percent of patients taking Sonata.
- Sonata Dosing
Sonata dosing for young and middle-age adults with insomnia generally starts at 10 mg daily. This eMedTV article also offers Sonata dosage recommendations for elderly adults, as well as for people taking cimetidine or who have liver disease.
- Sonata Drug Info
If you have insomnia, your healthcare provider may recommend a product called Sonata. This eMedTV selection briefly describes Sonata, with information on how it is taken and why it may not be suitable in all cases.
- Sonata Drug Interactions
When alcohol, certain antibiotics, or anticonvulsants are taken with Sonata, drug interactions may occur. This eMedTV page explains the problems that may occur as a result of Sonata interactions and lists other drugs that may cause an interaction.
- Sonata Overdose
Common signs of a Sonata overdose may include drowsiness, breathing problems, or passing out. This part of the eMedTV site discusses the other possible dangers of a Sonata overdose and describes the treatments that are available.
- Sonata Side Effects
Common side effects of Sonata may include weakness, nausea, and headache. This eMedTV page also lists rare problems seen with the drug, such as hair loss or weight gain, as well as more serious side effects, such as suicidal thoughts or confusion.
- Sonata Uses
Sonata uses are focused on helping people with insomnia fall asleep faster. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, because Sonata is cleared from the body quickly, it does not appear to be effective in helping people stay asleep longer.