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Lunesta Bad Taste Remedy
Any OTC or Rx remedies for Lunesta(3mg) bad taste side effect? Changing medicine is not an option, anything to help side effect?
Try long acting: lemon drops or other sour candyGet a more detailed answer ›
If someone od on lunesta (eszopiclone) what side effects to the brain can happen? Is memory loss possible? Any other reported side effects? Also, is there treatment
Lunesta (eszopiclone): Is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic agent used for insomnia. The recommended dose is 2–3mg immediately at bedtime. Anything over the recommended dose is an overdose. Your body may react to an od differently than someone else, so there is no certain way to tell what constitutes an od and what future consequences you might experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can help me get rid of the awful metallic taste after taking Lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg? Thank you!
Just started taking lunesta (eszopiclone) and now water tastes like poison is this a common side effect?
Yes: Unpleasant taste is a common side effect. ...Read more
Whats a good non weight sleep med? i'm on anti psychotics want off them bad side effects i'm on them for sleep was tortured as kid how is lunesta (eszopiclone)?
Sleeping medications: With symptoms described, it would best to see either a psychiatrist or sleep medicine doctor. Antipsychotic medications should not be used for sleep, nor should medications like Lunesta (eszopiclone) be used for a long time. Psychotherapy can help as well other medications for nightmares, such as Prazosin. ...Read more
I use these very sparingly but I had bad insomnia last night and want to take a Lunesta (eszopiclone) my dr gave me. I had a glass of wine 4 hours ago. Is it ok?
Alcohol and sedative: I don't recommend alcohol and any sleep aids like lunesta (eszopiclone) that can cause respiratory depression. Perhaps try a benadryl or other sedating OTC antihistamine. The rate the alcohol leaves your body depends on weight and eating along with other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psych gave me lunesta (eszopiclone) to take with citalopram at night since my anxiety insomnia is BAD. Normally i take cital in the AM and it doesn't make me tired so will I STILL have insomnia at night? need sleep
I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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