Lunesta tablets 2 mg for insomnia (Eszop, eszopiclone, eszopiclon)
What are Lunesta tablets 2 mg for insomnia (Eszop, eszopiclone)?
An active principle of Lunesta tablets is eszopiclone, a nonbenzodiazepine, a cyclopyrrolone and a positive allosteric modator. It works by binding to the benzodiazepine site on GABAergic neurons. By opening chloride channels and inducing hyperpolarization, eszopiclone enhances GABA's inhibitory effect. As the result, Lunesta tablets provide a hypnotic effect and induce sleep. Studies showed that eszopiclone helps the patients to fell asleep quicker, experience fewer nightly awakenings and to sleep longer.
Lunesta tablets, unlike many other sleeping agents, are approved for a long-term treatment of insomnia due to chronic anxiety, depression or alcohol abuse, withdrawal, medication use or age-related changes. This medicine acts as a sedative, central nervous system depressant and a sedative. Lunesta tablets are safe for patients with liver disease, but should be taken with caution in the case.
Active principles: eszopiclone
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Eisai Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Indications: treatment of insomnia
How to take
Adults should take one tablet (2 mg of active principle) at a time, once a day, strictly before going to bed; elderly patients should take 0.5 tablets before going to bed. Your doctor can adjust the dosage according to your symptoms. The maximum dose for adults is 3 mg and for elderly patients 2 mg. Please note that this medicine contains 2 mg of active principle in 1 tablet.
Your need to take the medicine strictly before going to bed. If you have to get up at night after a short sleep, do not take this medicine. These tablets should be taken without food and not immediately after meal.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breastfeeding women,
- patients with myasthenia gravis,
- patients with acute narrow-angle, or severe glaucoma,
- patients with respiratory dysfunction (cor pulmonale or emphysema).
This medicine may cause sleepiness and loss of concentration the next day. Avoid driving a car, working at height or operating dangerous machinery while taking this medicine.
Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it can affect the medication's effectiveness and cause adverse reactions.
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.