This medication is used to treat insomnia issues (insomnia). It might allow you to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen just how often you wake up during the so you can get a better night's rest night. Eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
Use of this medication is frequently restricted to short treatment periods of 1 or 2 months or less. If your insomnia continues for a longer time, talk to your medical professional to see in the event that you need other treatment.
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist you get a refill before you start using eszopiclone and each time. If you have any relevant questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by lips as directed by your doctor, usually just before you can get into bed. Do not take it with or immediately after a high-fat or heavy meal since it may not work as well. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, liver function, other medications you may possibly be using, and reaction to therapy. Usually do not take more of this medication than recommended because your risk of side effects will increase. The starting dose is 1 milligram at bedtime as directed. That dosage lessens the risk of having trouble safely doing activities requiring alertness the next day (such as driving or operating machinery). Also, you may not be fully alert the next day, yet you would imagine you might be completely alert. You should not do activities the next day that require alertness if you are prescribed the 3 milligram dosage of eszopiclone. Ask your pharmacist or doctor to get more details.
You have liver disease, a low dose will usually be prescribed to lessen the risk of being impaired the next day if you are an older adult or. Do not stop your medication without talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not just take a dose of this drug unless you have actually time for a night that is full sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours. If you have to wake up before that, you may have some memory loss and may have trouble safely doing any activity that requires alertness, such as driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
This medicine may cause withdrawal responses, especially if it offers been used regularly for a time that is long in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur if you suddenly stop applying this medication. To stop withdrawal reactions, your physician may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to get more details, and report any withdrawal reactions appropriate away.
When this medicine is used for a time that is long it may well not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Along with its benefits, this medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in days gone by. Just take this medication just as prescribed to lessen the possibility of addiction.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You have trouble sleeping the first nights that are few you stop taking this medication. This is called rebound insomnia and is normal. It shall usually go away after 1 or 2 nights. If this effect continues, contact your doctor.
Dizziness, dry mouth, unpleasant taste, or difficulty with coordination might occur. If any of these impacts persist or worsen, tell your pharmacist or doctor promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness or falling, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or position that is lying.
This medication can make you sleepy during the time. Tell your physician when you yourself have daytime drowsiness. Your dose might need to be modified.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects because he or. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Tell your physician right away in the event that you have adverse that is serious, including: memory loss, mental/mood/behavior modifications (such as new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, ideas of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after using this drug, people have gotten out of bed and driven vehicles whilst not fully awake ("sleep-driving"). Individuals have sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made phone calls, or had sex while not fully awake. Often, these social people do not remember these events. This problem can be dangerous to you or to others. If you find out that you have done any of these activities after taking this medication, tell your doctor right away. Your danger is increased if you use alcohol or other medications that can make you drowsy while taking eszopiclone.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any outward indications of a serious hypersensitive reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially for the face/tongue/throat), serious dizziness, trouble respiration.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Before taking eszopiclone, tell your medical practitioner or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to zopiclone; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic responses or other dilemmas. Talk to your pharmacist for more information.
A certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis) before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, lung/breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, sleep apnea), mental/mood problems (such as depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol/other substances, personal or family history of sleepwalking.
The results with this drug can last even after you get up the next day. You sleepy or are more sensitive to this drug, you may feel alert but not think clearly enough to drive if you did not get 7 to 8 hours of sleep or took other medications that made. Wait at least 8 hours after using this drug before driving, nor drive, use machinery, or do any activity that needs alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid beverages that are alcoholic. The next day if you take the 3 milligram dosage of eszopiclone, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness.
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Older adults may be much more responsive to the side effects of this medication, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and drowsiness that is excessive. These side effects can increase the risk of falling. Also see the How To Use part.
This medicine should be used just when demonstrably needed during pregnancy. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your physician. Infants born to moms who just take this medicine near the time of distribution could have effects that are undesirable as exorbitant sleepiness. Tell your doctor in the event that you notice such effects in your newborn.
It's unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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