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Medically reviewed by  Jamie Winn, PharmD

Is NiceRx a Sonata coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Sonata patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Sonata samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Sonata coupons, discount cards, or Sonata copay cards.

Sonata patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

Can NiceRx help me get Sonata cheaper if I have insurance?

How much does Sonata cost without insurance?

Sonata prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer.

How much does Sonata cost with insurance?

The copay for Sonata will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Sonata with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Sonata?

Sonata is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Cerner Multum, Inc. It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants. It is one of the fastest-acting sleeping pills available and is used for the treatment of insomnia.

What doses of Sonata are available?

Sonata is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 5 mg.

Sonata should only be taken immediately before going to bed or after you have gone to bed and are experiencing difficulty falling asleep. Sonata is for short-term use. Do not take this medicine for longer than 5 weeks. Stopping Sonata suddenly after taking it over several days could cause withdrawal symptoms.

Store the tablets at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep out of the reach of children or pets. Please read the prescribing information and medication guide provided and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Sonata active ingredients

Sonata contains zaleplon as the active ingredient. Zaleplon is a sedative-hypnotic benzodiazepine medication. It works on the GABA receptors in your brain to help make you drowsy and sleepy. Sonata is classed as a Schedule IV controlled substance by federal regulation because it can be abused and may be habit-forming.

Sonata side effects

The most common side effects of zaleplon in clinical trials include:

  • Drowsiness, dizziness
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Rebound insomnia – feeling anxious or having trouble falling asleep after stopping this medication
  • Problems with coordination
  • Feeling numb, tingly, weak, or prickly feeling on your skin

In rare instances, Sonata can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Sleep-driving, sleepwalking, preparing or eating food, making phone calls, or having sex while not fully awake. If you find out that you have done any of these activities tell your doctor right away
  • Anxiety, depression, aggression, agitation
  • Memory loss, unusual thoughts or behavior
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Hallucinations

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Sonata against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Sonata to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Sonata drug interactions

Sonata can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Melatonin
  • Azole antifungals – ketoconazole
  • Cimetidine
  • Anticonvulsants – phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • Opioid pain or cough relievers
  • Other drugs for sleep or anxiety – alprazolam, eszopiclone, lorazepam, zolpidem
  • Muscle relaxants – carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine
  • Antihistamines – cetirizine, and diphenhydramine

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Sonata. Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take including prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Sonata contraindications

You should not use Sonata if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient zaleplon
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Sonata
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Talk to your doctor before using Sonata if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Sonata
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have a breathing disorder
  • Have depression, a mental health illness, or suicidal thoughts
  • Have a drug or alcohol addiction

Sonata generic

Sonata is the trademark brand name for zaleplon manufactured by Cerner Multum, Inc. A generic version of zaleplon is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Sonata savings through NiceRx.

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.