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Is it true that lunesta (eszopiclone) 3 mg a better alternative when quitting klonopin 1 mg?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Not necessarily
Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a fast-acting non-benzodiazepine sleep agent that shares some pharmacologic action with Klonopin (a benzo).
It produces sedation at doses lower than those for muscle relaxation and anticonvulsant action. Initial dose for sleep is 2mg, with possible increase to 3mg if medically indicated. Still a controlled substance.

In brief: Not necessarily
Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a fast-acting non-benzodiazepine sleep agent that shares some pharmacologic action with Klonopin (a benzo).
It produces sedation at doses lower than those for muscle relaxation and anticonvulsant action. Initial dose for sleep is 2mg, with possible increase to 3mg if medically indicated. Still a controlled substance.
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