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Eszopiclone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Eszopiclone

Generic Name : Eszopiclone
Pronunciation : es zoe' pi clone
Latest prescription information about Eszopiclone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Sedative-hypnotic Drugs
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Eszopiclone

India : 

International : 

Lunesta
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Why is Eszopiclone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, prescribed for insomnia. It slows activity in the brain to allow sleep.
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When should Eszopiclone not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Eszopiclone?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 2 mg immediately before bedtime. It may be increased if needed.

How should Eszopiclone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, once a day at bedtime.

What are the warnings and precautions for Eszopiclone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, liver disease, breathing problem, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Patient may develop with increased risk of amnesia (memory loss); if it is so consult with your doctor.

It should not be used in children less than 18 years old.

What are the side effects of Eszopiclone?

   Body as a Whole : Headache, viral infections and accidental injury.
   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, indigestion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Central Nervous System : Anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, hallucinations, decreased sexual activity, nervousness, drowsiness, abnormal dreams and nerve pain.
   Respiratory : Infections.
   Skin : Rash and itching.
   ENT : Unpleasant taste.
   Genitourinary : Painful menstrual periods, breast enlargement in male and urinary tract infections.

What are the other precautions for Eszopiclone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Eszopiclone?

Store it at room temperature (15 to 30°C), and in an airtight container.



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