Eszopiclone tablets 2 mg for insomnia (Eszop, Lunesta)
What are Eszopiclone tablets 2 mg for insomnia?
Eszopiclone is a medication prescribed to manage insomnia, a common sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. It belongs to the class of drugs known as non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, which act on the central nervous system to promote sleep. Eszopiclone's mechanism of action involves targeting specific receptors in the brain to facilitate the onset and maintenance of sleep.
Eszopiclone primarily interacts with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the central nervous system. GABA is a neurotransmitter that inhibits brain activity, leading to relaxation and sedation. Eszopiclone enhances the effects of GABA by binding to GABA-A receptors, which results in a decrease in neuronal activity and a calming effect on the brain. This reduced neural activity helps individuals with insomnia initiate sleep more easily and maintain it throughout the night.
The effectiveness of Eszopiclone in treating insomnia is well-documented in clinical trials. When used as directed, Eszopiclone has been shown to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and increase the total duration of sleep.
Active principles: eszopiclone
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
How to take
Adults should take 1 tablet (2 mg of the active principle) at a time; elderly patients should take 1 mg of the active principle at a time; once a daily, before bedtime. Your doctor may adjust the dosage according to your symptoms. However, the maximum dosage of 3 mg of the active principle for adults, and 2 mg of the active principle for elderly patients should not be exceeded. This medicine contains 2 mg of the active principle in 1 tablet.
The medicine should be taken just before bedtime. Do not take the medicine if you plan to wake up within a few hours.
Do not take the medicine with food or immediately after meal.
The duration of the treatment is to be prescribed by your doctor.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- patients with myasthenia gravis,
- patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma,
- patients with respiratory dysfunction (cor pulmonale, emphysema, bronchial asthma or acute phase of cerebrovascular disorder),
- pregnant or breastfeeding women.
As this medicine may cause sleepiness or loss of concentration on the next morning, patient should avoid operating dangerous machinery, driving a car or working at heights.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.