Zopiclone 7.5 mg belongs to the class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. This medication is used for short-term or symptomatic sleeping disorders. Zopiclone 10 mg helps relieve problems with sleeping, frequent awakenings during the night, or early morning awakenings.
Zopiclone usually should not be taken for more than 7 to 10 days in a row. If you have trouble sleeping at night, it is best not to take it.
You may also be able to purchase this drug under another brand or in different forms.
This medicine’s exact name might not be available in full or may not have been approved for all conditions. Certain versions of this medicine might not be appropriate for all conditions.
How do I use this medication
The starting dose is generally 3.75 mg. This should be taken before you go to bed if you are experiencing trouble sleeping. Adults should consume between 3.75 mg and 7.5 mg of zopiclone. The daily maximum recommended dose for seniors, patients with impaired liver or kidney function, along with those taking certain drugs, is 5 mg.
Who is not a candidate to receive this medication?
Do not take this medicine if you:
Are you allergic zopiclone and/or any other components in this medication?
- Have myasthenia
- breathing problems that can cause serious complications
- Suffer from a severe illness
- Apnea can be a problem for some people.
Have complex sleep behaviors, such as walking, talking and driving.
Are there side effects of this medication?
Many medications can have side effects. Side effects are unwanted reactions to medication. Side effects may be temporary or severe, mild or severe.
It is not known if this medication can cause side effects in anyone. Side effects should be discussed with your doctor.
This side effect was reported by minimum 1% patients who received this medicine. Most side effects can be managed. They may improve over time, but some side effects can be managed.
Talk to your doctor about side effects you may experience that are not listed. Your pharmacist might also be able offer guidance on how to manage side effect.
Seniors experience more movement
- Bitter taste
- Dry lips
Are there other warnings and precautions for this medication that I should be aware of?
Anxiety/restlessness: Zopiclone treatment can cause an increase in anxiety or restlessness.
Bad taste in your mouth: Zopiclone may cause a coating of your tongue, bad teeth taste, and even a bitter taste. These side effects are often experienced when the medicine has been administered.
Changes in behavior: Suicidal thoughts and the desire to cause damage can all be symptoms of depression. You may also experience aggressive or agitated behaviors. You may experience behavior changes or agitation from this medicine. Your doctor should be contacted immediately.
Individuals on this medication should immediately inform their caregivers and family members if they exhibit unusual behavior.