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What Are The Best Sleeping Pills In Pakistan To Date?

Assist. Prof. Dr. Syed Zahid Qutab

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Sleeping pills in Pakistan are sold under different brand names and prices, and most require a valid prescription for purchase. Your doctor may recommend sleeping pills if you have trouble falling asleep at night or suffer from a sleeping disorder such as insomnia.

Read on to know the types of sleeping pills in Pakistan, their prices, and their side effects.

What Are Sleeping Pills?

In most people, sleep occurs naturally without any abnormalities. However, others might have trouble falling asleep (insomnia) or might wake up during the night. For these people, sleeping pills can be recommended for use by a doctor.

They are usually indicated for insomnia and other sleep disorders that can cause sleep deprivation.

How Do Sleeping Pills Work?

Sleeping pills fall under the class of drugs called “sedative hypnotics.” They work by increasing drowsiness and producing a sedating effect that can make you feel relaxed.

Although all sleeping pills are designed to help promote drowsiness, not all sleeping pills work similarly to one another. For instance, some can regulate the chemicals in the brain that promote sleep. In addition, there are many types of sleeping pills with various risks and side effects associated with their use.

You should, therefore, only use sleeping pills if recommended by your doctor.

List Of The Best Sleeping Pills in Pakistan

Following are the best sleeping pills in Pakistan:

  1. Lexotanil
  2. Valium
  3. Zolp
  4. Ambin
  5. Somnia

1. Lexotanil


Lexotanil is an antidepressant that may be indicated for the treatment of insomnia. The medicine is manufactured by Martin Dow Pharmaceuticals (Pak) Ltd and is available for Rs. 255 in a 3mg pack of 30 tablets.

Lexotanil contains bromazepam as the main ingredient, a type of benzodiazepine used for anxiety disorders and insomnia. The medicine requires a valid prescription for purchase.

2. Valium


Valium is a Diazepam, a medicine used to treat anxiety disorders and muscle spasms. It is also used as a sedative. Valium is manufactured by Martin Dow and can lead to a sedating effect in patients to help them fall asleep faster.

Valium is available for the price of Rs. 41.24 in its 5mg pack of 30 tablets. You will need a doctor’s prescription to purchase valium.

3. Zolp


Zolp tablet is a sleeping pill in Pakistan that is effective for the short-term treatment of insomnia. It is a Zolpidem Tartrate sold for Rs. 420 by Adamjee Pharmaceuticals.

It is available in the strength of 10mg in a pack of 20 tablets. To purchase Zolp, you must have a valid prescription.

4. Ambin


Ambin is a sleeping pill that your doctor might prescribe you if you have sleep problems. It is manufactured by Pharma Health Pakistan. You can buy it online or from a medical store in Pakistan for Rs. 280.

It is a brand of Zolpidem Tartrate medicine. It requires a prescription for purchase.

5. Somnia


Somnia is a brand of sleeping pills in Pakistan manufactured by Wilshire Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. You can purchase it for the price of Rs. 325 in its 10mg variant, which has 20 tablets.

This drug is a Zolpidem Tartrate belonging to the category of hypnotics. The medicine requires a valid prescription for purchase.

What Are Some Other Names for Sleeping Pills?

Sleeping pills are also referred to as:

  • Sleep aids
  • Sleep medications
  • Tranquilizers
  • Hypnotics
  • Sedatives

How Effective Are Sleeping Pills?

Sleeping pills are not as effective as you might think. According to studies, sleeping pills can result in an 8-20 minute faster sleep. Moreover, they may only help add as little as 35 minutes to your sleep.

What Are the Side Effects of Sleeping Pills?

Sleeping pills, especially when used over a long period of time can be detrimental for your physical and mental health. You may start to depend on them for getting a shuteye. They should hence be used with caution.

Generally speaking, sleeping pills should only to be taken for short-term use for the treatment of insomnia or as prescribed by your doctor. Long-term use of sleeping pills can result in a myriad of side effects. Following are some of the side effects of sleeping pills:

  • Dependency with long-term use
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Gas
  • Drowsiness during the day
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Sleep walking
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory problems
  • Weakness
  • Heartburn


Sleeping pills in Pakistan are readily available. However, patients must be aware of the risks associated with their prolonged use.

Furthermore, you should never take these pills without consulting a doctor. If you have sleeping problems, you can book an appointment with the best psychiatrist in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, and many other cities of Pakistan using oladoc.com without any extra charges. Call 04238900939 right now to confirm your appointment by phone.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Syed Zahid Qutab
Assist. Prof. Dr. Syed Zahid Qutab - Author Assist. Prof. Dr. Syed Zahid Qutab is one of the best Psychiatrists in Lahore with over 10 years of experience in his field. You can book an appointment with him using oladoc.
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