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Lunesta Uses, Dosage, Side Effects


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11.22.2017 | Jennifer Bargeman
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Lunesta Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

Amnesia (forgetfulness) is more common if you do not get at least 8 hours of sleep after taking this medicine. You may be awakened before the effects of the medication have worn off. Avoid taking Lunesta during travel, such as to sleep on an airplane.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail).

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 to 10 days of treatment, or if they get worse.

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Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Lunesta is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures. Taking Lunesta with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects.

cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

confusion, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things).

To make sure this medicine is safe for you, l your doctor if you have: liver disease; a breathing disorder;

This medicine causes relaxation to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Lunesta is used to treat insomnia.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Common Lunesta side effects may include:

This medicine is for short-term use only. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Take Lunesta exactly as it was prescribed for you.

Dangerous side effects could occur. Avoid drinking alcohol.

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a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts; or.

Since Lunesta is taken only at bedtime, you will not be on a frequent dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up a missed dose. Never take this medicine if you do not have at least 7 to 8 hours to sleep before being active again.

day-time drowsiness, dizziness, "hangover" feeling; headache;

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Initial dose: 1 mg orally immediay before bedtime Maintenance dose: 1 to 3 mg orally immediay before bedtime Maximum dose: 3 mg orally immediay before bedtime Comments: Patients should be reevaluated if insomnia persists after 7 to 10 days of eszopiclone therapy.

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If this happens to you, stop taking Lunesta and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder. Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity.

Approval History 10+ years FDA approved 2004.

Never take this medication during your normal waking hours, unless you have at least 8 hours to dedicate to sleeping. Lunesta will make you fall asleep. Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Lunesta may cause a severe allergic reaction.

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See also: Side effects (in more detail).

thoughts of hurting yourself; or.

Initial dose: 1 mg orally immediay before bedtime Maximum dose: 2 mg orally immediay before bedtime Comments: Patients should be reevaluated if insomnia persists after 7 to 10 days of eszopiclone therapy.

Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.

Lunesta may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine. Do not stop using Lunesta suddenly after taking it over several days in a row, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Never take this medicine during your normal waking hours, unless you have at least 7 to 8 hours to dedicate to sleeping. Take Lunesta only if you are able to get a full night's sleep before you must be active again.

If this happens to you, stop taking Lunesta and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder. Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity.

anxiety, depression, aggression, agitation;

It is not known whether eszopiclone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. l your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

You may still feel sleepy the morning after taking this medicine. Eszopiclone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Until you know how this medicine will affect you during waking hours, be careful if you drive, operate machinery, pilot an airplane, or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

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Stop taking Lunesta and get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction: hives; nausea, vomiting; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Lunesta may cause a severe allergic reaction.

Availability Rx Prescription only.

Avoid taking this medicine within 1 hour after eating a high-fat or heavy meal. This will make it harder for your body to absorb the medication.

l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine. It is not known whether Lunesta will harm an unborn baby.

It can increase some of the side effects, including drowsiness. Lunesta can cause sie effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. Lunesta may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Until you know how this medication will affect you during waking hours, be careful if you drive, operate machinery, pilot an airplane, or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. You may still feel sleepy the morning after taking the medication. Lunesta should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction.

Lunesta will make you fall asleep. Never take this medicine during your normal waking hours, unless you have at least 7 to 8 hours to dedicate to sleeping.

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Selling or giving away Lunesta is against the law. Lunesta may be habit-forming. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction.

unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; or.

You should not use Lunesta if you are allergic to eszopiclone.

You may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking this medication after taking it over several days in a row. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication compley.

Other drugs may interact with eszopiclone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. l each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take sedatives. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking this medicine. The sedative effects of Lunesta may be stronger in older adults.

Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may be unbalanced in people with sleep problems (insomnia).

memory problems, unusual thoughts or behavior;

Usual Adult Dose for Insomnia:

Generic Name: eszopiclone (e ZOP i klone) Brand Names: Lunesta.

CSA Schedule 4 Some potential for abuse.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Insomnia:

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