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NO: They both are of the same class of medicines and used for sleeping problems. Mixing them will not help at all and increase the chances serious side effects and lead to very serious complications, Please NEVER EVER try to mix them. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, these two are frequently used together. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: It should not have any significant interaction ...Read more
Meds.: Only your prescribing physician can advise you on how to come off of the medication. ...Read more
The half life:
It takes 1 hour for zopliclone to be distributed throughout the body.
It leaves the body after 5 hours. For those with liver problems, it takes 12 hours to clear the body. ...Read more
No severe drug-drug: No drug-drug interaction, but when taken together there is increase risk of sedation, falls, dry mouth and constipation. Avoid or limit alcohol intake while on this combination. Keep your appointments with your doctor for continuous care and evaluation of your therapy. Stay safe. ...Read more
I had zolpidem they have stopped working I'm now on zopiclone but they hardly work what els can I take.
Insomnia treatment: Medications for insonmnia, including zolpidem and zopiclone are indicated for short term treatment of insomnia. Over longer periods of time, these types of medications often stop working, prompting people to switch medications or increase the doses. These strategies usually do not work in the long run and also can (at times) promote addictive issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy treats insomnia. ...Read more
Can the amnesiac effects of zopiclone slowly become permanent? Also why is zopiclone not on the medication database?
No: There are no reports of permanent amnesia. Zopiclone's active portion, Eszopiclone is available in the us as lunesta (eszopiclone). Zopiclone itself is not available in the us. ...Read more
I have not slept properly for 9 days. I have been given zopiclone but I only take it when completely necessary. I just can't sleep.?
Took Zopiclone 7.5mg 30 minutes ago and feel wide awake and no effect at all, second time taking it in life, I'm 18, weigh 85kg, why is it not work?
Many reasons..: Changes in your weight from first time, any other meds you take, caffeine or nicotine in your system (from cigarettes), stress level are a few factors in how Zopiclone is absorbed and begins to work. Suggest you talk to prescribing doctor who knows your medical history for guidance. Good luck. ...Read more
Keep close: Basically the bestway to wean off is in close coordination with your physician. He/she can help you come off of it. ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: It depends on how long you have been taking it. There can be risks involved with abrupt discontiuation. ...Read more
I think so..: You're only 18 yr old and taking morphine (? dose) and diazepam (? dose) as well. Zopiclone is indicated short-term for insomnia and cross tolerant with benzodiazepines/ addicting if used long-term. I'd say using Zopiclone during the day for you is fueling an addiction. Are you being honest with prescribing doctor? Please consider treatment to get off these drugs with medical supervision. ...Read more
What to do if I am taking 2 zopiclone tablets 7.5 at night but only prescribed for 1 at night is that dangerous?
If I said it wasn't: Dangerous would you still keep taking twice the prescribed dose? Zopiclone is a short-acting sedative-hypnotic - only recommend taking it as prescribed. ...Read more
I need help to stop zopiclone 7.5mg, does anyone have any tips advice? I'm currently taking up to3 but now 10 a night for nearly two years. I'm 23 woman
See MD: How do you get refills for so high a dose? Be 100% honest with what's going on including other meds, alcohol or substances you ingest that are addicting or in excess of Rx. See your prescribing doctor without delay as your dose is seriously over the recommended maximum (7.5 mg) putting you at risk for unintended harmful additive effects with other meds, alcohol, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: Zopiclone is a non-benzodiazepines sleep aid, it is not available in the United States, it's cousin "lunesta" is available in the usa. Chronic use of these medications can be associated with habit formation, tolerance and possible dependence. They are effective medications, however, they have to be used carefully and only under medical supervision. ...Read more
Yes and no: You should not use them both at the same time unless cleared by your doc. Also, given your age (sorry to comment on that), I would definitely consult a doc prior to trying any of those, since he needs to know your history and do an exam to make sure those meds are safe for you to take. ...Read more
Not recommended: If your doctor has prescribed both of these medications for you, I suggest taking them at separate times. They are both sedating and could add to each other. Please ask your own physician about his/her intent with these medications, and how s/he wants you to take them. ...Read more
Get help from a: Treatment program. You have obviously tried with "will power" etc. And have not succeeded. A formal treatment program, which can be outpatient, is usually available in most communities. Mutual-help programs like aa and na can be helpful, and there are alternatives like smart recovery, lifering secular recovery and women for recovery. Talk to a mental health professional for guidance. ...Read more
Not in USA:
Zopiclone (brand name Imovane in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia and the United Kingdom, brand name Zimovane in Europe) is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent used in the treatment of insomnia. It is a cyclopyrrolone, which increases the normal transmission of the neurotransmitter GABA in the central nervous system, as benzodiazepines do, but in a different way.
As zopiclone is sedating it is marketed as a sleeping pill. It works by causing a depression or tranquilization of the central nervous system. After prolonged use the body can become accustomed to the effects of zopiclone. When the dose is then reduced or the drug is stopped, withdrawal symptoms may result. These can include a range of symptoms similar to those of benzodiazepine withdrawal.
In the United States, zopiclone is not commercially available,  although its active stereoisomer, eszopiclone, is sold under the name Lunesta (see History). Zopiclone is a controlled substance in the United States, Japan, Brazil, and some European countries, and may be illegal to possess without a prescription.
Zopiclone is known colloquially as a "Z-drug." Other Z-drugs include zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien and AmbienCR) and were initially thought to be less addictive and/or habit forming than benzodiazepines. However, this appraisal has shifted somewhat in the last few years as cases of addiction and habituation have been presented. It is recommended that zopiclone be taken on a short-term basis, usually a week or less. Daily or continuous use of the drug is not usually advised. ...Read more
Comparable: They are generally comparable, , but like any other medication, there are individual variations in response ...Read more