This medication is used to treat sleep issues (insomnia). It could assist you to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen 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 effect that is calming.
Use of this medicine is frequently limited to treatment that is short of 1 to 2 weeks or less. If your insomnia continues for a longer time, talk to your physician to see in the event that you need other treatment.
Read the Medication Guide supplied 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 obtain into bed. Do not take it with or right after a high-fat or meal that is heavy it may not work as well. The dosage is based on your condition that is medical, liver function, other medications you might be taking, and response to therapy. Never take a lot more of this medication than prescribed 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 are fully 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 for more details.
If you are an older adult or you have liver disease, a low dose will usually be prescribed to lessen the risk of being impaired the next day. Do not stop your medication without talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not just take a dose with this drug unless you have time for a full night's 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 medication may cause withdrawal responses, especially if it offers been used frequently for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may suddenly occur if you stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to get more details, and report any withdrawal reactions appropriate away.
When this medicine can be used for a time that is long it may well not work as well. Talk along 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 might be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Just take this medication just as recommended to minimize the possibility of addiction.
Tell your doctor should your condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You have trouble sleeping the first few nights after you stop taking this medication. This is called rebound insomnia and is normal. It shall usually go away after 1 or 2 evenings. If this effect continues, contact your doctor.
Dizziness, dry mouth, unpleasant taste, or difficulty with coordination might occur. If any of these effects 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 medicine will make you sleepy during the day. Tell your medical professional for those who have daytime drowsiness. Your dose might have to be adjusted.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Tell your physician right away if you have any side that is serious, including: memory loss, mental/mood/behavior changes (such as new/worsening depression, abnormal ideas, ideas of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after using this drug, individuals have gotten away from bed and driven vehicles whilst not completely awake ("sleep-driving"). People 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. That you have done any of these activities after taking this medication, tell your doctor right away if you find out. Your risk is increased you drowsy while taking eszopiclone if you use alcohol or other medications that can make.
A really serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a critical allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially associated with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble respiration.
This really is not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your pharmacist or doctor.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about adverse effects. You may report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Phone your doctor for medical advice about negative effects. You may report adverse effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking eszopiclone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or to zopiclone; or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which can cause allergic reactions or other dilemmas. Keep in touch with 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 effects with this drug can endure even with you wake up the day that is next. 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 taking this drug before driving, and don't drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid beverages that are alcoholic. If you take the 3 milligram dosage of eszopiclone, do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness the next day.
Before having surgery, tell your physician or dental practitioner about all the products you employ (including prescription drugs, nonprescription medications, and herbal products).
Older adults may be more responsive to the side impacts of this drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness. The risk can be increased by these adverse effects of falling. Also see the utilizing area.
This medicine should be used just whenever obviously needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your physician. Infants born to mothers whom take this medicine near the time of distribution might have effects that are undesirable as exorbitant sleepiness. Tell your medical practitioner in the event that you notice such results in your newborn.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Nonetheless, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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