What is Zopiclone?
Zopiclone sold under the brand name Imovane is used to help people to overcome sleeping disorders such as insomnia. This pill enables you to fall asleep faster and to lessen the number of times, you tend to wake up during the night time. This drug is mostly used for short term remedy of insomnia (which means approx. 1-4 weeks). Your medicinal practitioner can also prescribe you this medicine for some other purposes.
How to take Zopiclone dosage?
Imovane is available in two different strengths which are 3.75 mg and 7.5 mg. the standard dose of this medicine is mostly prescribed by the physician in 7.5 mg before your bedtime. The medicine usually takes one hour to show its complete effects. Avoid eating heavy food as it can delay the effect.
A lesser dose of 3.75 mg can be recommended to the people who above 65 years of age or have low metabolism, liver or kidney problems.
Taking a lesser dosage in this condition can lower the chances of unnecessary sleepiness and other adverse effects.
You are required to take the whole medicine with or without an evening meal. Do not crush, break, or chew the medication.
It is necessary to take the medication as prescribed by your medical doctor.
When should you not consume medicine?
Do not take Imovane if you have issues such as addiction towards drugs or alcohol, sleep apnea (a sleeping disorder where a person for a time being stops breathing while sleeping) myasthenia gravis (a disorder where muscles become tired or weak easily), severe liver issues, had a stroke, heart problems, severe or acute lungs disorder or any other medical history.
Do not consume this Anti depression pill if you have an allergy to its inactive or active ingredient.
This medicine should be kept away from minor children and adolescents.
Imovane can cause harm to the developing infant so do not intake this medication if you have an intention to become a mother or if you are currently pregnant.
Do not buy Zopiclone if it is about to expire or if the medicine has already got expired as it may not work in the desired way and can harm your health.
Do not go for the treatment with Zopiclone if you have an allergy to its elements mentioned on the leaflet or any other preservatives, food, dyes or other substances.
What are drug interactions?
If you are consuming any other medicine it is mandatory to inform your pharmacist about it so that he may direct you the better option.
If you are taking any kind of nitrate-based medicine, proteins, herbals, vitamins, prescriptions or over the counter drug make sure you notify about it before each checkup.
Also inform your medicinal expert if you are already on depression medication, bipolar disorder medication (such as schizophrenia), medication on epilepsy, pain killers (such as methadone, oxycodone, tramadol), antibiotics for treatment of infections such as clarithromycin or erythromycin, or medication on HIV such as ritonavir, etc. this is not a complete list of medications so it will be beneficial if you discuss about the medication you intake with your physician.
What is the adverse impact of medicine?
Like other medications, zopiclone side effects are also common and experienced by 1 in 100 users so inform your practitioner if you experience
- Dry mouth or metallic or bitter taste
- Feeling excessive drowsy or exhausted
- Loss of memory (amnesia)
- Hallucinations (hearing or seeing things which are not real)
- Loose balance
- Feeling sad or low (depression, anxiety)
In rare situations some serious skin rashes or allergic reactions are possible to Zopiclone they are as follows:
Irritation, itchiness, hives, painful and red blisters wheezing, swollen, red or coming out of the skin, breathing problem, swelling of mouth, lips, throat, hands, feet, stiffness in the throat or chest, etc.