This medicine is used to treat sleep problems (insomnia). It may allow you to get to sleep faster, stay asleep longer, lower how frequently you wake throughout the night, to get a much better night's rest. Eszopiclone belongs to a class of medication called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your own brain to produce a calming effect.
Use on this medicine is usually limited to short treatment periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less. If your insomnia continues much more time, talk to your doctor to see if you may need other treatment.
Read the Medication Guide furnished by your pharmacist before you begin using eszopiclone and each time you recruit a refill. If you've got questions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your physician, usually just before you obtain into bed. Do not take it with or right after a high-fat or heavy meal mainly because it may not work as well. The dosage is based on your medical problem, age, liver function, other medications you may well be taking, and reaction to treatment. Do not take more with this medication than prescribed as your likelihood of unwanted side effects raises. The starting dose is 1 milligram at bed time as directed. That dosage lessens the likelihood of having problems safely doing activities requiring alertness the next day (including driving or operating machinery). Also, you might not be fully alert the following day, yet you believe you might be fully alert. If you are prescribed these milligram dosage of eszopiclone, you shouldn't do activities the following day that want alertness. Ask your medical professional or pharmacist for more information.
If you're an older adult or perhaps you have liver disease, a low dose will most likely be prescribed to cut back the likelihood of being impaired the next day. Do not stop your medication without actually talking to your medical professional or pharmacist.
Do not take a dose on this drug if you don't have enough time to get a full night's sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours. If you've to get up before that, you might have some loss of memory and might have trouble safely doing any action that will need alertness, including driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
This medication could potentially cause withdrawal reactions, in particular when it's been used regularly for any long time or perhaps high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (for example nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur in case you suddenly stop using prescription drugs. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your physician may reduce your dose gradually. Consult a medical expert or pharmacist for more information, and report any withdrawal reactions without delay.
When this medicine is used for any long time, it might not are well. Talk with a medical expert if this medication stops working well.
Along featuring its benefits, medicines may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk could possibly be increased in case you have abused alcohol or drugs during the past. Take prescription drugs exactly as prescribed to minimize the probability of addiction.
Tell your physician if the condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You could possibly have sleep problems the first few nights after you stop taking this medication. This is called rebound insomnia and is also normal. It will usually disappear after a few nights. If this effect continues, contact your medical professional.
Dizziness, dry mouth, unpleasant taste, or difficulty with coordination may occur. If all of these effects persist or worsen, tell your medical professional or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the chance of dizziness or falling, wake up slowly when rising from your sitting or lying position.
This medication could make you sleepy throughout the day. Tell a medical expert should you have daytime drowsiness. Your dose ought to be adjusted.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication while he or she gets judged that this help to you is greater than the chance of negative effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious negative effects.
Tell your doctor right away should you have any serious unwanted side effects, including: forgetfulness, mental/mood/behavior changes (like new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after taking this drug, folks have gotten up out of bed and driven vehicles while not fully awake ("sleep-driving"). People have also sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made phone calls, or had sex without fully awake. Often, these people do not remember these events. This problem can be dangerous for you in order to others. If you find out that you've done some of these activities after taking this medication, tell your physician without delay. Your risk is increased should you use alcohol or another medications that will allow you to drowsy while taking eszopiclone.
A serious hypersensitivity for this drug is rare. However, get medical help straight away if you notice any signs of a serious hypersensitive reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete set of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your medical professional or pharmacist.
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Call your physician for medical health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report unwanted effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report unwanted side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking eszopiclone, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you might be allergic to it; as well as to zopiclone; or in case you have another allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, that may cause hypersensitive reactions or any other problems. Talk to the pharmacist for additional information.
Before using medicines, tell your physician or pharmacist your history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, lung/breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, anti snoring), mental/mood problems (like depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of medicine/alcohol/other substances, personal or genealogy of sleepwalking, a specific muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
The effects on this drug can last even when you wake up the next day. If you didn't get 7 to 8 hours of sleep or took other medications that made you sleepy or tend to be sensitive for this drug, you might feel alert however, not focus enough to drive. Wait no less than 8 hours after investing in this drug before driving, and usually do not drive, use machinery, or do any pursuit that needs alertness until you are sure it is possible to perform such activities safely. Avoid booze. If you take the 3 milligram dosage of eszopiclone, don't drive, use machinery, or do any action that requires alertness the next day.
Before having surgery, tell a medical expert or dentist about every one of the products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults could possibly be more understanding of the unwanted side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness. These side effects can increase the likelihood of falling. Also begin to see the How To Use section.
This medication needs to be used only if clearly needed while pregnant. Discuss the potential for loss and benefits with a medical expert. Infants born to mothers taking this medication nearby the time of delivery could possibly have undesirable effects for example excessive sleepiness. Tell a medical expert if you notice such effects within your newborn.
It is 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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