Lunesta (Eszopiclone)

Eszopiclone General Information

Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is indicated for the treatment of insomnia. It is also known as sleeplessness. It is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping. It is also typically followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood.

This medication will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. This will also lessen how often you wake up during the night so you can get a better night’s rest. 

How does Lunesta (Eszopiclone) work?

Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is an agonist for the brain’s GABA receptor (gamma-Aminobutyric acid). Which means, it binds to GABA making more of this chemical available to your brain. The increase in GABA makes you sleepy and is also the trigger mechanism in some anti-anxiety medications. It also acts on your brain to produce a calming effect. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. 

Why use Lunesta (Eszopiclone)?

Lunesta (Eszopiclone) belongs to the class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. This product contains Eszopiclone as an active ingredient. It is a white to light-yellow crystalline solid. It is very soluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol and soluble in phosphate buffer.

This medication is formulated as film-coated tablets for oral administration. Each tablet has a strength of 1 mg, 2 mg, and 3 mg. This was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

How to use Lunesta (Eszopiclone)?

The recommended dosage is based on your condition and response to the treatment.

This medication is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken just before you get into bed. Do not take it with or right after a high-fat or heavy meal since it may not work as well.

Do not take more than the prescription of your doctor because your risk of side effects will increase. Take it regularly to get the most benefit from it. Follow the instructions of your doctor very carefully.

What are the side-effects of Lunesta (Eszopiclone)?

  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Day-time drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Hangover feeling
  • Problems with concentration
  • Mild skin rash
  • Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Nervous feeling
  • Depression

Warnings and Precautions

  • This may not be recommended for pregnant women. If you are breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
  • Do not share this with others with the same symptoms as yours.
  • Keep this at a dry and clean place to avoid contaminations.