Zaleplon Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Zaleplon is also known as: Sonata

Zaleplon Pregnancy Warnings

Zaleplon has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of reduced pre and postnatal growth. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Zaleplon should only be given during pregnancy when benefits outweigh risks.

Zaleplon Breastfeeding Warnings

Zaleplon is excreted into human milk in small amounts. Because small amounts of the drug in the breast milk may result in potentially significant concentrations in an infant and because the effects of zaleplon on nursing infants have not been reported, zaleplon should be considered contraindicated during breast-feeding.

The highest amount excreted has been reported approximately one hour after ingestion of zaleplon.

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