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Long Term Effects Of Lunesta
Can Lunesta and, or, Restoril be taken long term? Which has fewer side effects? Are Lunesta and, or Restoril apt to help you be able to sleep longer
For short-term use: Both of these drugs are prescribed to treat insomnia, and both warn to take at lowest dose for shortest time needed. Long-term use increases risk of dependency and raising dosages increases risk of side effects. Both warn that you must taper dose to discontinue after long term use, or risk serious side effects. Consider CBT psychotherapy for insomnia, more effective than relying on a pill! ...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
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
Have insomnia and (or because of) muscle twitches in head especially. Safe to take gabapentin and lunesta (eszopiclone) (long term if necessary)?
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
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
After completely stopping trazadone, seroquel, temazapem, and Lunesta (eszopiclone) how long will it take for these drugs to be completely out of my body?
Clearance: of all of these drugs will take a few days at most. I hope you are coming off these meds under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more
Took .75mg Xanax at 8:45 am &. 5 at 2:15. Is it ok to take 2mg lunesta (eszopiclone) at 9/10 pm? Urgent care doc advised yes. Pharmacist said as long as not groggy
Medication effects: Xanax is for treatment of Anxiety. The effect last for 6 hours. Taking 2nd dose after 4 ½ hours indicates need for Therapy to understand stresses in your life, their effect on your relationships and work; to develop coping skills. Using Lunesta (eszopiclone) with Xanax may increase dizziness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Medication interactions, Breathing Relaxation ...Read more
I was on ambien for chronic insomnia for five years. Loved it. Stopped working. Is there any med that is just as good? A hypnotic
Preferably? Lunesta (eszopiclone) doesn't work for me nor trazodone any longer. Wondering about seroquel. Thank you.
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) and similar sleeping meds are not intended for long-term use because of dependence and tolerance. Insomnia is a symptom with many possible causes. Try to find cause for insomnia. Also look at sleep hygiene and lifestyle factors. Try Melatonin meantime and read: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/treatment for more info. I hope this helps ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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