This drugs are accustomed to treat sleep issues (insomnia). It may help you get to sleep faster, stay asleep longer, lower how frequently you wake up during the night, to get an improved night's rest. Eszopiclone is associated with a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your own brain to make a calming effect.
Use with this medicine is usually restricted to short treatment periods of a single to 2 weeks or less. If your insomnia continues much more time, confer with your doctor to see if you'll need other treatment.
Read the Medication Guide given by your friendly phamacist before you begin using eszopiclone each time you have a refill. If you've any questions, ask your medical professional or pharmacist.
Take medicines by mouth as directed by your physician, usually prior to you obtain into bed. Do not take it with or following a high-fat or heavy meal as it may well not be well. The dosage is based in your medical condition, age, liver function, other medications you may be taking, and a reaction to treatment. Do not take more with this medication than prescribed because your chance of side effects increase. The starting dose is 1 milligram at night as directed. That dosage lessens the risk of having difficulty safely doing activities requiring alertness the very next day (for example driving or operating machinery). Also, you might not be fully alert the very next day, yet you think you're fully alert. If you're prescribed these milligram dosage of eszopiclone, you shouldn't do activities in the morning which need alertness. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist for more information.
If you are an older adult or perhaps you have liver disease, the lowest dose will usually be decreed to cut back the risk of being impaired in the morning. Do not stop your medication without actually talking to your medical professional or pharmacist.
Do not take a dose of the drug if you do not have plenty of time for any full night's sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours. If you have to awaken before that, maybe you have some forgetfulness and may have trouble safely doing any action that will need alertness, such as driving or operating machinery. (See also Precautions section.)
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, in particular when it is often used regularly for any long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness) may occur should you suddenly stop using medicines. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your medical professional may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
When this drugs are used for the long time, it may not be well. Talk with your doctor if prescription drugs fails well.
Along featuring its benefits, prescription drugs may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk could possibly be increased in the event you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Take prescription drugs just as prescribed to lessen the probability of addiction.
Tell a medical expert should your condition persists after 7 to 10 days, or if it worsens.
You may have trouble sleeping the first few nights when you stop taking medicines. This is called rebound insomnia and is normal. It will usually disappear completely after a few 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 a medical expert or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the probability of dizziness or falling, stand up slowly when rising from the sitting or lying position.
This medication might make you sleepy throughout the day. Tell your physician should you have daytime drowsiness. Your dose ought to be adjusted.
Remember that a medical expert has prescribed prescription drugs as he or she gets judged that the help to you is greater than the probability of side effects. Many people using medicines would not have serious side effects.
Tell your medical professional straight away should you have any serious side effects, including: memory loss, mental/mood/behavior changes (including new/worsening depression, abnormal thoughts, thoughts of suicide, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety).
Rarely, after taking this drug, everyone has gotten to get up and driven vehicles while not fully awake ("sleep-driving"). People have also sleepwalked, prepared/eaten food, made telephone calls, or had sex although it is not fully awake. Often, these individuals tend not to remember these events. This problem might be dangerous to you or to others. If you find out you have done these activities after taking this medication, tell your medical professional right away. Your risk is increased in case you use alcohol and other medications that may cause you to drowsy while taking eszopiclone.
A grave allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away should you notice any the signs of a serious allergic reaction, 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 not listed above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
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Call your medical professional for health advice about side effects. You may report unwanted effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical health advice about unwanted 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 with it; as well as to zopiclone; or in case you have another allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergies or any other problems. Talk to the pharmacist for more information.
Before using prescription drugs, tell a medical expert or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, lung/breathing problems (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, snore), mental/mood problems (including depression, thoughts of suicide), personal or genealogy and family history of normal use/abuse of medicine/alcohol/other substances, personal or genealogy of sleepwalking, a specific muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
The effects with this drug will last even when you wake the very next day. If you did not get 7 to 8 hours of sleep or took other medications that made you sleepy or are more sensitive to this drug, you might feel alert but not concentrate enough to drive. Wait a minimum of 8 hours after using this drug before driving, and don't drive, use machinery, or do any action that will require alertness until you are sure you'll be able to perform such activities safely. Avoid alcohol consumption. If you take the milligram dosage of eszopiclone, usually do not drive, use machinery, or do any action that will require alertness the very next day.
Before having surgery, tell your medical professional or dentist about each of the products you use (including prescription medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults could possibly be more responsive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, confusion, unsteadiness, and excessive drowsiness. These unwanted effects can increase the probability of falling. Also see the How To Use section.
This medication must be used only once clearly needed while pregnant. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your physician. Infants born to mothers taking medicines close to the period of delivery could have undesirable effects like excessive sleepiness. Tell your physician if you notice such effects in your newborn.
It is unknown if prescription drugs passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult a medical expert before breast-feeding.
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