Zopiclone is a sleeping medication which is used to treat bad bouts of insomnia. People across the world are using zopiclone under doctor’s prescription to treat their sleeping problem (insomnia). This medication will help you to fall asleep faster right after you take the pills. Moreover, it also helps to prevent getting up in between your sleep and makes you feel relax.
Zopiclone comes in tablet form as well as concentrated liquid form for the people who do not like to consume tablets or who find it hard to swallow tablets.
Before using zopiclone make sure to read the manual guide carefully and understand it well. If you have any doubt or want to ask questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If you want to take this medication then consult your doctor before using it. Take this drug by mouth without having food i.e. with an empty stomach.
It is recommended by the doctors to use this medication only once and that is in the night. Take zopiclone if you have time to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. If you don’t have time to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep don’t consume zopiclone because it can cause memory loss and other problems that give your trouble in doing work safely.
Do not take a dose of zopiclone without asking your doctor because the dose is based on several factors such as patient’s age, overall health, and other factors. The maximum dose which is recommended to use is 10 mg per day. Women are recommended to consume a lower dose because of the reason that zopiclone takes more time to remove from the female body.
Furthermore, if the patient is an older adult then the recommended dose is even less then female to reduce the risk of serious side effects. Never overdose zopiclone or use it for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. If you suddenly stop using zopiclone, you may start facing withdrawal problems like severe stomach pain, vomiting, headache, nausea, etc. The withdrawal is more like to happen if you are using zopiclone medicine for a long time or taking the high dose on a regular basis.
To reduce the risk or prevent withdrawal, the doctor will prescribe you to lower your dose gradually before completely stopping the usage of zopiclone. However, if you face any serious withdrawal problem, tell your doctor about it. Moreover, zopiclone is used for a short period i.e. between 3 to 4 weeks.
You can face side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste, lightheaded, dry mouth, etc. These side-effects you may face for a few days after using zopiclone as your body needs to adjust the medication. Tell your doctor if you feel any symptoms of these side effects or else it can become worse.
This drug can make you feel drowsier and dizzier even in the day time. Consult your doctor if you have a day time drowsiness and dizziness, your dose needs to be adjusted. Don’t worry about the risk of side effects, your doctor has prescribed you this medication to treat your problem after he or she measures the benefits which are greater than the risk of serious side effects. People around the world who are using this drug under proper instructions of the doctor do not face any serious side effects.
Tell your doctor if you feel any serious side effects such as memory loss, mood swings, depression, anxiety, confusion, etc. It is very rare that you face any serious allergic reaction. But if you face any serious allergic reaction or other problems immediately consult your doctor.
If you forget to take the medication, take the dose as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the previous dose. Avoid to take two doses at the same time.
Always take the dose as prescribed by your doctor or the pharmacist. Do not increase the dose according to your thinking. If you overdose zopiclone, you can face some serious side effects such as heart pain, trouble breathing, trouble walking, etc.
If you feel any of the serious side effects then stop taking the medication and take the medical help right away.