Sonata Uses

How Sonata Works

Sonata is part of a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics, which are known more commonly as sleep medicines. In clinical studies, Sonata has been shown to help people fall asleep faster. However, studies have not shown Sonata to be effective in helping people stay asleep longer. This is because Sonata is cleared from the body very quickly and is most effective during the first part of the night. Other insomnia medications may be more effective for people that have trouble staying asleep.
 
Like many other sleep medications, Sonata is a controlled substance and may be abused, especially in people with a history of drug or alcohol abuse (see Sonata Addiction). The drug has not been adequately studied for long-term use, and using Sonata for long periods may increase the risk of dependence or abuse.
 

Sonata Use in Children

Sonata has not been tested in people under the age of 18. Therefore, Sonata use in children is not recommended. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about other ways to deal with childhood insomnia.
 

Off-Label Sonata Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Sonata for treating something other than the conditions listed above. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no universally recognized off-label uses for Sonata.
 

Sonata Drug Info

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