Eszopiclone Reviews

Eszopiclone review

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Eszopiclone is a prescription drug that is meant to help people suffering from insomnia to be able to overcome their sleep struggles. It is a type of medication called a short acting non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic. It is included among those in the cyclopyrrolone drug class. What makes this drug different from other prescription sleep medications is that this one is designed to be taken over either the short or the long term.

Its benefits are supposed to help people to be able to fall asleep and stay sleeping throughout the night. That said, it is meant to be taken only when the individual has at least eight hours to dedicate exclusively to sleep. The reason is the Eszopiclone is designed to become effective within an hour of having taken it and it will continue to work for about six straight hours after that. Therefore, by taking it when there is less than eight hours for sleeping, it will mean that the drug may still be effective, or may be in the process of wearing off, when the individual needs to get up and be alert.

The FDA has given Eszopiclone approval for use over the long term as a result of clinical trials in which patients continued the use of this drug for up to six months. When taken according to the recommended dosage and instructions, this drug can cause grogginess the next day, as it has a relatively significant length to its half life. Equally, it does not have nearly the level of grogginess that is associated with Ambien (zolpidem) or benzodiazepines, which are also commonly prescribed to people suffering from insomnia. This, despite its long half life.

There is a low risk of tolerance to Eszopiclone, which means that it is not likely to lose its effectiveness over time. Studies have shown that tolerances do not develop within the bodies of people who have used it for up to six months. Moreover, rebound insomnia is also very unlikely when using this medication. This drug has a lower risk than benzodiazepines for altering sleep patterns. Moreover, it has a lower number of anticholinergic side effects than racemic zopiclone.

That said, even though Eszopiclone is not considered to be a drug to which people can become addicted, there is still a chance that withdrawal symptoms can occur if its use is ceased abruptly. Among the withdrawal symptoms linked to this medication are strange dreams, anxiety, shakiness, sweating, and fatigue.

It is important to note that some odd behaviors are associated with using this medication, such as sleepwalking, sleep-cooking, sleep-driving, sleep-eating, and there is a heightened risk of developing depression.

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