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Zopiclone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Zopiclone

Generic Name : Zopiclone
Pronunciation : zoe' pi clone
Latest prescription information about Zopiclone. 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 Zopiclone

India : 

International : 

Imovane, Ran-Zopiclone, Rhovane Zimovane, Zileze, Zimoclone, Zopitan, Zorclone
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Why is Zopiclone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hypnotic and sedative, prescribed for insomnia.  It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

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When should Zopiclone not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis, respiratory failure, severe liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Zopiclone?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 7.5 mg/day at bedtime.

How should Zopiclone be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Zopiclone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of psychiatric disorders, drug abuse, kidney or liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

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

Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may get addicted to this drug.

What are the side effects of Zopiclone?

   Central Nervous System : Irritability, confusion, depressed mood, aggressiveness, incoordination, memory loss, drowsiness and lightheadedness.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and bitter taste.
   Heart : Palpitations.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.
   Skin : Rash, spots on skin, hives, increased sweating and itching.
   Metabolic : Weight loss.
   Musculoskeletal : Limb heaviness.

What are the other precautions for Zopiclone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Zopiclone?

Store it at room temperature.




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STEAM39, United Kingdom

How much will it cost for 400 7.5 mg zopiclone in u.k pounds please , and how long do you take for delivery after payment , thanks

Cnez2611, United Kingdom

Hi how much are your zopiclone in English pounds

sarah544, Russian Federation

I can recommend a reputable pharmacy www.allcheappills.org I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.

vikram, Bahrain

Can we take zopiclone tablets from India to Bahrain please reply.

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