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  1. zaleplon(Noun)

    A sedative hypnotic drug of the pyrazolopyrimidine class, mainly used to treat insomnia, rare among such drugs in having been found not to cause an increase in road traffic accidents.

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  1. Zaleplon

    Zaleplon is a sedative/hypnotic, almost entirely used for the management/treatment of insomnia. It is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic from the pyrazolopyrimidine class. Sonata is manufactured by King Pharmaceuticals of Bristol, TN; Starnoc has been discontinued in Canada. It's prescribed rarely in the United Kingdom; with zopiclone Imovane being the preferred "Z-drug" by the National Health Service, as zaleplon has been discontinued by the NHS.


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