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Is It Safe To Take Lunesta While Pregnant
Yes: Although there have been no issues with Lunesta (eszopiclone) in animals, there are no studies available showing its safety in human pregnancies. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?
Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these to cause rebound insomnia, but it depends on how often you were taking each of them. Pregnancy itself can also affect sleep due to hormonal changes ...Read more
I am currently 4 weeks pregnant just found out stoped cold turkey seroquel, temazampem, trazadone, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) cold turkey. Can my baby have birth defect?
Birth Defects: Occur in 1 percent of pregnancies. That's excluding those that end in spontaneous abortion. Neural tube defects occur in the 3rd and 4th week of the pregnancy. Chances are minimal that a problem exists. Having discontinued, Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Restoril, Trazadone and Seroquel you are likely to have problems with sleep! I would make an appointment with your doctor to discuss safe sleep aids and strategies. ...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
Who knows/ best not: There are no systematic studies of the 2 together. So, in one sense - who knows! However, if a recommendation is to be made on the basis of clinical reasoning, I would say it makes no sense to combine these 2 medications, and a person doing so better be ready for s/e that they may not experience on either one alone. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had one and a half glasses of a mixed drink that I finished by 10pm with a meal. Is it safe to take my 1mg lunesta at 3:30am?
Safe, yes; poor idea: Little concern regarding alcohol already ingested (1 oz. Or less) but this is a long acting drug (alcohol) that interferes with normal sleep for at least 4 hours and the Lunesta much longer: follow package insert with Lunesta. You should consult with your doctor, as sleep is best managed with behavioral changes: regular hours, dark room, no caffeine for 12 hrs., no alcohol for 4 hours, etc ...Read more
I've been suffering from lack of sleep for a while and it's bothering me, my friend gave me lunesta, (eszopiclone) I don't know much about it, is it safe to take?
Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. Medications are not a long term solution for insomnia. Nor should you take meds not prescribed to you. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, ; bright lights prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have it can be effective in treating it. A sleep doctor can help evaluate your insomnia. ...Read more
I am on oxycodone due to a ruptured cyst. Is it safe to take with my night pills (lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg, clonidine.2mg, along with 2 allergy pills)? Side effects?
No: All these have additive effect and it could kill you and you may not wake up in the morning. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 4mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) in conjunction with 4mg of periactin to help me sleep. I suffer from ptsd, chronic insomnia, adhd.
Heavy: This is a powerful regimen for sleep. I think that the use of eszoplicone chronically may lead to cognitive disturbances that are hopefully reversible with discontinuation. Additionally, antihistamines used chronically can lead to weight gain or cognitive impairment as well. Talk with your doctor about any concerns and as always try to implement sound sleep hygiene before you go to sleep! ...Read more
I am taking 10mg of citalopram for 3 months, and have 50mg of trazadone id like to try tonight. Would this be safe? I have terrible insomnia and would like to perhaps switch from citalipram to trazadone if possible. I also take lunesta 3mg for 9 months.
Proceed with caution: Adding Trazadone to Citalopram and Lunesta (eszopiclone) may not have any major contraindications, but, some things to consider: 1. Consult prescribing provider, 2. Consider stopping Lunesta (eszopiclone) when starting Trazadone. 3. Consider taking Citalopram in morning only. 4. Most important, research non-medication treatments for insomnia as they are much more effective in the long run (though hard to implement at first). ...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
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
What if take 0, 5mg Lunesta (cut one in half) before going to sleep? Will it have a milder effect?
Is lunesta (eszopiclone) safe for long term use? Isn't it the same as zipicolone a medecine with many warnings about tolerance and withdrawl?
Lunesta (eszopiclone): The word on the street is that if you use this sleeping pill seven days in a row you are hooked. These drugs are highly addictive. I would advise that you find another way at your young age to relearn how to sleep without medicine. There are lots of ways to get there. Please do not put this off. You can do this. ...Read more
I'm prescribed Lunesta (eszopiclone) 2mg, but I'm out due to pharmacy. Can I take 2 of my previously prescribed Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1mg dosage?
YES: However, I suggest notifying your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Took 3 mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and im still fully awake 2 hours later. I still have 10 hours I can sleep. Csn I take another 3 or cut one in half?
Above FDA limit:
The FDA limit per day is 3mg, and they are actually now recommending less than that.
http://www. Fda. Gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm397453.htm There are other meds and behavioral therapies that can be more successful in the long term if a current medication is not working. ...Read more
If you take 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 10mg Ambien is that ok? I took them an hour apart because lunesta (eszopiclone) didn't feel like it wAs working.
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
Just took 1 mg lunesta (eszopiclone). I have no more lunesta (eszopiclone) but have 5mg of ambien. I am still awake can I take the 5mg of lunesta (eszopiclone)?
Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1 mg is a starting low dose. It sounds like its not strong enough for you.
Ambian 5 mg is also a starting low dose. It goes up to 10 mg.
This answer comes an hour after you asked the question, so hopefully you're sound asleep! If not, its okay to take the 5 mg Ambian. But recommend just taking one of those at an effective dose, not both for longer use. Add Ashwagandha 500 mg. ...Read more
Lunesta (eszopiclone) & food: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is absorbed faster on empty stomach. ...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
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