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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
Possible: Individuals react differently to od on lunesta (eszopiclone). There could be CNS depression--coma, shallow breathing, even death. Memory could be impaired, but eventually would return to normal. Od on any med is dangerous and one should seek immediate medical attention. Always follow prescription instructions for your safety. ...Read more
What can help me get rid of the awful metallic taste after taking Lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg? Thank you!
Talk to your PCP: The unpleasant bitter or metallic taste is Lunesta (eszopiclone) common side effect. Talk with your PCP about the risks and benefits of taking Lunesta (eszopiclone) and adjust medication accordingly. ...Read more
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
What's 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?
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
Sleep meds: Thank you for asking me to answer your question. I agree with Dr. Arnold Berlin's answer, as it was excellent. Best wishes. ...Read more
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?
Bad taste: Proper oral hygiene should be appropriate. If it persists after you have gotten better then see your dentist. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
Rare: In clinical trials, patients that stopped Lunesta (eszopiclone) typically did not have noticeable withdrawal symptoms, but anything is possible. Sometimes if you have gotten used to taking a sleep medication at night and you try to stop it, your body can have a little more difficulty in falling asleep without the help of the medication. You can try cutting the dose more slowly. ...Read more
Both effective: Some pts complain of a metallic taste with lunesta@//taking it with juice gets rid of it. ...Read more
Yes.: This is a commonly noted side effect. Typically is is transient. This side effect does not appear to be dangerous. Some patients describe a change in their sense of taste/ smell that may last for days, even weeks. ...Read more
Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more