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4 Mg Lunesta
I took my normal 3mg lunesta at 11:00 pm and at 3:30 am I accidentally took 2 more. What are likely affects?
As long as u: Woke up, there may be some leftover sedation, which should wear off throughout the day. No driving for 24 hours. After that, you should be ok. Ensure this doesn't happen again. ...Read more
I have been taking ambien 10 mg nightly for years but it wears off after about 3-4 hours can I then take a 1 mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) when I wake up.?
Cannot say in your particular case AND
ambien has an effective duration of about 3 to 4 hr. Often people wake up because it ain't there. Consequently, interactions with a drug that ain't even there, are not likely to be serious.
Strongly consider SLEEP HYGIENE resources on this site. ...Read more
Treats insomnia: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a medication specifically intended to treat insomnia. It has a short duration of action and does not interfere with normal sleep patterns as much as medications like benadryl, trazodone, or benzodiazepines (ativan, xanax, Klonopin etc). It has an abuse and dependence potential. Patients may have withdrawal symptoms if taking for an extended period of time. ...Read more
Overdosing: Taking three times the maximum of an addictive and dangerous sleeping medication is not sane, safe, or wise. The answer is no. Overdoing it will not add to the ability of sleep or the quality of sleep and can lead to seizures and other dangerous physical results. Please stop. Please go speak to your physician and tell them you have developed tolerance to this medication. ...Read more
Lunesta (eszopiclone) & food: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is absorbed faster on empty stomach. ...Read more
Sleep Aid 1-3 mg: Lunesta (eszopiclone) or Eszopiclone is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine sedative. This means that it is not as addictive as benzodiazepines, but it does carry a small risk. Side effects include metallic taste, daytime sleepiness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, upset stomach, headaches, etc. Like all sleep aids, it is useful temporarily and best with sleep hygiene. ...Read more
Call emeergency: Call the local emergency telephone number in your area immediately. ...Read more
Not much: This will have the primary effect of one dose but will cause no harm or problems. Simply a wasted extra pill. ...Read more
Typical 15min to 1hr: According to the medication action it can take somewhere between 15 minute and one hour to have effect. This depends on a lot of factors but mostly your age and also gut function of how you absorb medications. ...Read more
If not prescribed-no: Lunesta (eszopiclone) comes in 3 doses. If you were on the lowest dose and your doctor okayed it, you could take two safely. You need to make sure that you have 8 hours left to sleep. If dose or medication your doctor prescribed is not working, talk to them. May not be the right medicine or dose for you. ...Read more
Serious answer it is:
What exactly are you asking about Lunesta (eszopiclone)? There is no such thing as a 20mg. Tablet. Anybody who prescribes 20 mg. Of Lunesta (eszopiclone) is going to overdose the patient in a seriously exaggerated fashion.
Lunesta (eszopiclone) comes as 1, 2, and 3 mg. Tablets. ...Read more
Lunesta (eszopiclone) while flying: Hypnotic meds can be useful on long flights, but there are caveats 1) Never take a medication for the first time on the plane. Adverse reactions happen. Better that they happen on the ground. 2) Take a low dose. While the idea may be appealing, it is not safe to be sedated so much that emergency responses are not possible. 3mg is a high dose for Lunesta; 1mg would be a better choice. ...Read more
After you wake up!: This may make you rather sleepy but after you wake up you should be fine. While a high dose, it is not dangerous unless you are driving or doing something that requires you to be alert. ...Read more
I accidentally took 3 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone) pills and was curiousif there isanythingi shouldworry about.
Lunesta (eszopiclone) overdose: That is three times the maximum dose of this drug. Please go to the ER for evaluation. This can cause respiratory problems and hallucinations. Someone else should drive you. Not sure how you accidentally take three sleeping pills? ...Read more
Because of the timed-release feature of Lunesta, (eszopiclone) is its effectiveness compromised if a tablet is cut in half and taken?
Lunesta (eszopiclone): The manufacturer does not recommend breaking the tablet in half. A broken tablet has a horrible metallic taste. ...Read more
If I took a 2mg Lunesta at 11pm, but am wide awake at 3am, can I take another, even a half (1mg)? I don't need to be up for another 8 hours. Jet lag!
Yes ok: Yes and eat something tooGet a more detailed answer ›
I usually take 3 mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) and it works. I took three milligrams two hours ago and am wide awake. Can I take another 3 mg of lunesta (eszopiclone)?
You should not: The generally acceptable maximum dose is 3 mg. If this does not work for you, see your doc. You should never increase medication doses on your own without first consulting with an expert. ...Read more
I took my entire bottle of Lunesta tonight. Took 3mg and then don't remember anything but seeing the empty bottle next to me. Am I going to die? It this a lethal dose? 30mg LUNESTA
See a dr: You should go to treatment now. Get help. Lunes ray is related to the benzodiazepines. It can be addictive it can be difficult and dangerous. See a dr now ...Read more
Maybe yes, maybe no.: The full answer is complex and may require meeting with a sleep specialist. The short answer is that all drugs have adverse effects, some overt and other more subtle. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and its close cousins are effective for short term insomnia but have not been shown to be successful for long term management. There is also some evidence for dependence and odd overnight behaviors. ...Read more
Neither: Zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta) are medications used on a short-term basis for insomnia. Both act at the benzodiazepine receptor although they are not chemically in the benzodiazepine class. They are generally useful for early insomnia (getting to sleep). Neither is more "powerful", but effect depends on dose, and sometimes one works for a patient and the other doesn't. ...Read more
No: These meds have similar use and taking them together could be too sedating. Do not take together!!! ...Read more
Not a good idea...: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Don't take them together. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help. ...Read more
No: Ask your dr first. Do not add sleeping agents without asking your prescribing dr. ...Read more