The main active component of Lunesta is eszopiclone. It is a sedative drug, also called a hypnotic. It acts by affecting chemicals in the brain, which may be imbalanced in patients with sleeping disorders. Lunesta is used mainly for the treatment of treat insomnia by allowing the patients to fall and stay asleep.
The drug action is based on its interaction with GABA receptor, similar to the benzodiazepine receptors. The drug is absorbed within 60 minutes after the intake. In addition, eszopiclone doesn’t tend to accumulate in the body if taken properly.
Lunesta is usually used for the treatment of sleeplessness or sleeping disorders. If you have such problems, Eszopiclone will help you to normalize your sleep and feel refreshed in the morning. You sleep will improve, and you will wake up more rarely at night. This drug also belongs to the sedative hypnotics and calms your brain. Keep in mind that this drug must not be taken for more than 2 weeks in a row. If your insomnia gets worse, you should seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Read the drug instructions carefully before starting the treatment. The drug must be taken by mouth before sleep. Don’t mix it with fat food, as it can impact the results. The action of the drug depends on the patient’s age, liver function and health condition. Some patients just buy the non-prescription sleeping drug to deal with the temporary issues. Don’t exceed the dosage. Try to avoid driving and engaging in the tasks that require high concentration.
In case of overdose, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Many patients experience breathing difficulty or deep sleep in case of overdose of this drug. According to the clinical researches, Eszopiclone, it is easy to recover from the overdose. However, if taken with other drugs, it can cause serious adverse effects. Therefore, you shouldn’t combine Lunesta with sleeping pills. Avoid sharing the drug with other people. Sleeping disorders can cause many other health problems, such as hyperacidity, hypertension and high blood sugar. Therefore, you should ask your doctor to prescribe mild sleeping pills. However, if they don’t work, you can use Eszopiclone.
Tell your doctor if you have any allergy to the drug. It is important to inform your doctor if you suffer from COPD, lung diseases or breathing difficulties, liver/kidney dysfunction, as in this case you should take the drug with special caution. Some patients feel drowsy even next day as they get up. Avoid driving and engaging in any activities that require high concentration.
The main adverse effects of eszopiclone are: change in the taste, dryness in the mouth, sickness and coordination problems. If your symptoms get worse, talk to your doctor. As Eszopiclone is a sleeping pill, avoid taking it during daytime. If you experience such adverse effects as excitement, confusion, anxiety, aggressiveness, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies, inform your doctor so that he/she can adjust the dosage. Each person has difference tolerance to the drug. Try to avoid driving. The same applies to cooking, sexual activity and phone calls, because the patient may not be in full senses, and therefore be dangerous for others. Don’t drink alcohol during the treatment. Other adverse effects include face swelling and itching.