Zopiclone 7.5mg

What is zopiclone?

Zopiclone is a medication used to treat a sleeping problem called insomnia. Zopiclone is a sleeping pill that belongs to a group of drugs called non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. It has a different structure from benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotics, such as Halcion (triazolam), but has similar benefits and side effects. Zopiclone helps to reduce the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep (sleep latency), increase the amount of time you sleep for (sleep duration), and decrease the number of times you wake up at night (nocturnal awakenings). Zopiclone starts to work quickly, taking about an hour to work.

What is zopiclone used for?

Zopiclone is used for the short-term (7-14 days) treatment of insomnia in adults. It is used to treat adults who have sleep problems such as Difficulty falling asleep Waking in the middle of the night Waking too early Severe or upsetting sleep problems that are caused by mood or mental health problems Zopiclone is not recommended for long-term use (more than 4 weeks) for chronic insomnia because it may cause tolerance and dependence, leading to withdrawal and rebound insomnia if this medication is stopped suddenly. Long-term use is usually considered an “off-label” or unapproved use of the drug.


How should I take zopiclone?

Always take this medication exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. You should check with them if you are not sure. Treatment with this medication should be as short as possible because the risk of dependence increases with the duration of treatment. Swallow your tablet with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew your tablet. Take your prescribed dose just before bedtime and do not take it again during the same night. Only take this medication if you are able to get a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep before you need to be active again. The usual length of treatment is 2 days to 3 weeks. Keep taking zopiclone until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking this medication suddenly, but tell your doctor if you want to stop. Your doctor will need to lower your dose and stop your tablets over a period of time. If you stop taking zopiclone suddenly, your sleep problems may come back and you may get a ‘withdrawal effect’. If this happens you may get some of the effects listed below. See a doctor straight away if you get any of the following effects: Feeling anxious, shaky, irritable, agitated, confused or having panic attacks Sweating Headache Faster heartbeat or uneven heartbeat (palpitations) A lower level of awareness and problems with focusing or concentrating Nightmares, seeing or hearing things that are not real (hallucinations) Being more sensitive to light, noise and touch than normal Relaxed grip on reality Numbness and tingling in your hands and feet Aching muscles Stomach problems In rare cases fits (seizures) may also occur.


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