This medicine is accustomed to treat sleep issues (insomnia). It may enable you to go to sleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen how many times you get up when asleep, so you can get a 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 of the medication is usually limited by short treatment periods of a single to 2 weeks or less. If your insomnia continues much more time, confer with your doctor to ascertain if you may need other treatment.
Read the Medication Guide given by your pharmacist prior to starting using eszopiclone every time you receive a refill. If you have any questions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your physician, usually just before you will get into bed. Do not take it with or right after a high-fat or heavy meal mainly because it might not exactly be well. The dosage is based on your own problem, age, liver function, other medications you could be taking, and reaction to treatment. Do not take more of this medication than prescribed since your chance of unwanted effects increases. The starting dose is 1 milligram at bed time as directed. That dosage lessens the risk of experiencing difficulty safely doing activities requiring alertness the very next day (including driving or operating machinery). Also, you might not be fully alert in the morning, yet you imagine you are fully alert. If you are prescribed the 3 milligram dosage of eszopiclone, you shouldn't do activities in the morning that need alertness. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist for additional information.
If you are an older adult or perhaps you have liver disease, a decreased dose will often be advised to lessen the chance of being impaired the very next day. Do not stop your medication without conversing with your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take a dose on this drug until you have plenty of time for a full night's sleep with a minimum of 7 to 8 hours. If you've got to wake up before that, you could have some forgetfulness and might have trouble safely doing any action that requires alertness, like driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or perhaps high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (like nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur should you suddenly stop using prescription drugs. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your medical professional may decrease your dose gradually. Consult your physician or pharmacist for additional information, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
When this medicine is used for a long time, it might not exactly act as well. Talk with a medical expert if this medication stops working well.
Along using its benefits, medicines may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk might be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs during the past. Take prescription drugs just as prescribed to reduce the risk of addiction.
Tell your medical professional should your condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You might have sleep disorders the first few nights after you stop taking prescription drugs. This is called rebound insomnia and it is normal. It will usually go away after a couple of nights. If this effect continues, contact a medical expert.
Dizziness, dry mouth, unpleasant taste, or difficulty with coordination may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the chance of dizziness or falling, stand up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
This medication may make you sleepy in daytime. Tell your doctor in case you have daytime drowsiness. Your dose should be adjusted.
Remember that your physician has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged the help to you is higher than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication don't have serious side effects.
Tell your medical professional without delay if you have any serious side effects, including: memory loss, mental/mood/behavior changes (for example new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after investing in this drug, folks have gotten off the bed and driven vehicles whilst not fully awake ("sleep-driving"). People have also sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made phone calls, or had sex whilst not fully awake. Often, they will do not remember these events. This problem could be dangerous for your requirements or to others. If you find out that you've done all of these activities after taking this medication, tell your physician straight away. Your risk is increased if you use alcohol or another medications that can allow you to drowsy while taking eszopiclone.
A grave allergic attack to the drug is rare. However, get medical help right away in case you notice any the signs of a serious allergic attack, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete listing of possible negative effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical health advice about unwanted effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about unwanted side effects. You may report unwanted side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking eszopiclone, tell your physician or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; as well as to zopiclone; or if you have every other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergies or other problems. Talk to the pharmacist for more details.
Before using prescription drugs, tell your physician or pharmacist your history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, lung/breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, sleep apnea), mental/mood problems (for example depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or genealogy of normal use/abuse of medicine/alcohol/other substances, personal or genealogy and family history of sleepwalking, some muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
The effects on this drug can last even after you get up the following day. If you failed to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep or took other medications that made you sleepy or are more sensitive for this drug, you may feel alert and not concentrate enough to drive. Wait no less than 8 hours after using this drug before driving, and tend not to drive, use machinery, or do any activity that will require alertness until you're sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcohol consumption. If you take the 3 milligram dosage of eszopiclone, usually do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness in the morning.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all of the products you use (including prescribed drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults could be more sensitive to the unwanted side effects on this drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness. These negative effects can increase the likelihood of falling. Also understand the How To Use section.
This medication must be used not until clearly needed in pregnancy. Discuss the hazards and benefits with your medical professional. Infants born to mothers taking medicines close to the time of delivery may have undesirable effects like excessive sleepiness. Tell your doctor should you notice such effects with your newborn.
It is unknown if medicines passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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