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Does zopiclone work for insomnia?

Does zopiclone work for insomnia?

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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I take zopiclone because I can't sleep. What could be causing my insomnia?

I take zopiclone because I can't sleep. What could be causing my insomnia?

Insomnia reasons: Possible causes of insomnia include: poor sleep hygiene,Traveling with change in time zones, chronic pain, frequent night-time urination, problems breathing, Shift work, anxiety disorders (esp. PTSD), Depression, bipolar disorder, stress, medications (i.e. stimulants), caffeine, alcohol, eating large amts before bed, aging, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, etc. ...Read more

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I have insomnia at the night before exam for 2 years. May you give me any advice? Are Zopiclone and Zopidem suitable for me? Thank you.

I have insomnia at the night before exam for 2 years. May you give me any advice? Are Zopiclone and Zopidem suitable for me? Thank you.

Exam Anxiety: It is likely that you worry excessively, putting pressure on yourself to do well, or feeling pressure of expectations of parents. Zopiclone and Zopidem can help with sleep. Before sleeping, do Breathing and Music Relaxation, and Visual Imagery Zopiclone and Zopidem can help with sleep. Due to problem for 2 years, see Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and Anxiety, discuss Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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I have chronic insomnia + problems with sleep fragmentation, am waiting for appt but having a bad week. Can I take 10mg zolpidem + 3.75mg zopiclone ?

I have chronic insomnia + problems with sleep fragmentation, am waiting for appt but having a bad week. Can I take 10mg zolpidem + 3.75mg zopiclone ?

Choose one: I would not take both of these agents together. If neither one works by itself, then try doxylamine 25 mg at bed time. Get some magnesium glycinate 200-300 mg and take it at bedtime as well. ...Read more

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I have tried mirtazapine 15mg and zopiclone 7.5mg i have built a tolerance to both what sleeping tablet could i suggest to my GP to help with insomnia?

I have tried mirtazapine 15mg and zopiclone 7.5mg i have built a tolerance to both what sleeping tablet could i suggest to my GP to help with insomnia?

Insomnia Treatment: 2 suggestions: a) ask your GP or do a google search for CBT I for Insomnia - it's a well-researched and effective non-medication approach to insomnia that's better than meds. Nonetheless, medications may be helpful. So, b) Ask your GP to try Trazadone. Pharmaceutical Melatonin, Rozerem, (ramelteon) is another option. But basically, no medication should be relied upon indefinitely for insomnia. CBT is best. ...Read more

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I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and i am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating

I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam  and i am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating

Stop the pills: Rather than taking another pill I think you need to step back and be evaluated for the diagnosis of insomnia. Your sleep pattern has to be analyzed your blood needs to be drawn. There is a lot of evaluation that must be done before the rare diagnosis of insomnia can be made. Start over ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping because i can breath through my nose yet, can I take one pill of zopiclone with this?

I'm having trouble sleeping because i can breath through my nose yet, can I take one pill of zopiclone with this?

If you can't breathe: Through your nose properly please see a doc. He/she can examine you and perhaps refer you for a procedure to open up the nasal passageways and/or a sleep study. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had zolpidem they have stopped working i'm now on zopiclone but they hardly work what els can I take.

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