Compare Sonata vs. Estazolam
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps you fall sleep.
Sonata (zaleplon) aids in falling asleep, but it's not as good with helping you stay asleep or with waking up in the middle of the night.
2.9/ 5 average rating with 175 reviewsforSonata
Helps you stay asleep longer.
Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.
- Effectively helps people fall asleep faster.
- Doesn't last as long in the body like some other sleep medicines, so it may cause less side effects the next morning.
- Generic is available, so it's affordable.
- Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
- Not typically used for long-term treatment because it can be habit-forming and hasn't been shown to be effective for chronic insomnia.
- Doesn't last as long in the body as other sleep medicines, so it's not as good at helping you stay asleep.
- Not recommended if you can't sleep at least 7-8 hours a night.
- Might not be safe if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, lungs, or if you have a history of depression.
- Prosom (estazolam) isn't recommended if you're age 65 or older because the side effects can be more intense.
- You can become dependent on Prosom (estazolam) if you take it for more than a few weeks.
- If you stop Prosom (estazolam) suddenly after taking it for a while, your insomnia might come back even worse than when you started.
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18possible side effects
- Lack of energy7%
- Abdominal pain6%
- Memory problems4%
- Menstrual cramps4%
- Burning/prickling sensation3%
- Eye pain3%
- Loss of appetite2%
- Feelings of detachment2%
- Decreased touch sensations2%
- Abnormal vision2%
- Increased sensitivity to sound2%
- Smell disorder2%
19possible side effects
- Difficulty controlling muscles8%
- Abnormal coordination4%
- Leg and foot pain3%
- Common cold symptoms3%
- Back pain2%
- Body pain2%
- Abnormal dreams2%
- Abnormal thoughts2%
Risks and risk factors
- Dependence and withdrawal
- Continuous use of Sonata (zaleplon) for 2 weeks or more
- Hangover feeling the next day
- Taking other medications that make you less alert
- Less than 7 hours of sleep
- CNS depressants and abnormal thoughts
- Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions
- Performing activities while asleep
- Taking Sonata (zaleplon) with alcohol or drugs that cause drowsiness
- Serious allergic reactions
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Women of childbearing age
- Tolerance and addiction
- Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
- Behavior changes
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking sedative medicines
- Hangover effect
- People age 65 or older
- Allergic reactions