STILNOX is used to initiate and maintain sleep in those with sleeping difficulties, also called insomnia in patients over 18 years of age. It is not recommended for use for more than 4 weeks at a time.

STILNOX has a different chemical structure to other sleeping tablets. STILNOX works by binding to special sites in the brain which produce sleep.

Your doctor, however, may prescribe STILNOX for another purpose.

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Do not take STILNOX if you have:

  • been drinking alcohol or you believe that you may have alcohol in your bloodstream
  • sleep apnoea (a condition where you temporarily stop breathing while you sleep)
  • myasthenia gravis (a condition in which the muscles become weak and tire easily)
  • severe liver problems
  • acute and/or severe lung problems
  • previously experienced complex sleep behaviours after taking this medicine including sleepwalking, sleep-driving, and/or engaging in other activities while not fully awake.

Do not take STILNOX if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include skin rash, itching, shortness of breath or swelling of the face, lips or tongue, which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.

Do not give STILNOX to a child or adolescent. There is no experience with its use in children or adolescents under 18 years of age.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have ever had a mental disorder or have abused or have been dependent on alcohol or drugs.

Do not take it after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack. If you take it after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.

Do not take it if the packaging is damaged or shows signs of tampering.

How much to take

STILNOX should only be taken when you are able to get a full night’s sleep (7 to 8 hours) before you need to be active again. It should be taken in one dose and not be re-administered during the same night.

The usual adult dose of STILNOX is one tablet (10 mg).

If you are over 65 years of age the dose is half a STILNOX tablet (5 mg).

If you have a liver problem, the usual recommended dose is half a STILNOX tablet (5 mg).

Your doctor may have prescribed a different dose. The lowest effective daily dose should be used and must not exceed 10 mg.

Ask your doctor if you are unsure of the correct dose for you. They will tell you exactly how much to take.

Follow the instructions they give you. If you take the wrong dose, STILNOX may not work as well. If you take too much your consciousness may be impaired (see ‘Overdose’ below).

STILNOX should not be given to children or adolescents less than 18 years of age.



Active Ingredient:

  • zolpidem 10mg

Inactive Ingredients:

  • lactose monohydrate
  • microcrystalline cellulose
  • hypromellose
  • sodium starch glycollate
  • magnesium stearate
  • titanium dioxide
  • macrogol 400

STILNOX does not contain gluten.

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