indigestion, nausea, decreased muscle tone, impaired vision, daytime anxiety and/or restlessness, heartburn, Dizziness, stomach upset, confusion, unpleasant taste, increased appetite, difficulty speaking, weight loss. In elderly: loss of appetite, constipation, dryness of mouth, mood or mental changes, sleepiness, chest pain, respiratory infection, clumsiness or unsteadiness and difficulty with coordination., headache
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is eszopiclone safe during pregnancy?Eszopiclone should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use eszopiclone during breastfeeding?It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding use during breastfeeding.
Q. Is eszopiclone a narcotic/ benzodiazepine/ addictive?No, eszopiclone is not a narcotic or benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of drugs called hypnotics (cyclopyrrolone). When used for longer duration or at high doses there is a risk of developing dependence/addiction.
Q. Is eszopiclone the same as lunesta/ zopiclone/generic?Yes, eszopiclone is a generic and available under the name of lunesta. It is not same as zopiclone.
Q. Can I take eszopiclone/ lunesta with hydrocodone/ ambien/ xanax/ oxycodone/ percocet/ ativan/ vicodin/ trazodone/ benadryl?You must consult your doctor before taking any other medications along with eszopiclone/ lunesta including but not limited to hydrocodone/ ambient/ xanax/ oxycodone/ percocet/ ativan/ vicodin/ trazodone/ Benadryl as they may interact with eszopiclone/ lunesta.
Q. Can I take eszopiclone/ lunesta with food?No, eszopiclone/ lunesta should not be taken immediately after a meal.
Q. How does eszopiclone work?Eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs called hypnotics (cyclopyrrolone). The exact mechanism of action is not known but its effect is believed to result from the increase of certain natural chemicals in the brain that induce sleep.