9 doctors weighed in:

Lunesta (eszopiclone) withdrawal symptoms?

9 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Thank
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Insomnia

Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do.
You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abruptly. Also, increased anxiety, irrtiablilty, abnormal dreams, panic attacks, and even seizures are a possibility.

In brief: Insomnia

Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do.
You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abruptly. Also, increased anxiety, irrtiablilty, abnormal dreams, panic attacks, and even seizures are a possibility.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors