This is actually a sleeping pill which is used for the treatment of bad bouts of insomnia. It helps in sleeping.

They are in the form of tablets. It is available in liquid form as well for the people who find it difficult to swallow. Use the liquid form only when ordered by your doctor. The medicine is available only on prescription.

Key facts

  • This medicine will take almost an hour to work.
  • Mostly this medicine is prescribed for 2 to 4 weeks. This is because the body may become dependent on the usage and after few weeks the body get use to of it and no affect is seen.
  • Dry mouth and daytime sleepiness is also experienced by the patients.
  • Avoid alcohol if you are using this medicine. This can result in deep sleep from where it is difficult to wake up.
  • The brand name of this medicine is Zimovane.

Who can and can’t take zopiclone

  • The medicine is for the usage of adults only.
  • Some of the people are not suitable for this medicine so make sure you inform your doctor about your medical history.

Stop using it in case you have these;

  • It is bad for patients who are allergic to any medicine.
  • In case you had kidney or liver diseases in the past.
  • In case you have any such diseases which causes severe muscle wasting.
  • It is not good for the patients with breathing problems.
  • It causes issues for the mental health patients.
  • It is bad for the pregnant or breastfeeding ladies.

What if I forget to take it?

You can start the medicine the next night as usual even if you forgot it. You need to take the next 2 doses at the same time. The extra dose will cover the forgotten one.

Side effects

The medicine is not going to harm all but it does have few side effects.

Talk to your doctor immediately if you have start having any side effects.

  • You may lose your memory after using this medicine and this problem is known as amnesia.
  • You can have hallucinations as well after using this medicine.
  • You may fall over especially if you are aged.
  • You can have delusions as well in which you will feel the things which are not true.
  • Some signs of depression are also reported in the patients who can make them feel low and sad as well.

Serious allergic reactions can be dangerous for you so if you had any contact your doctor and the symptoms for the serious allergic reactions are;

  • Your skin may become red, itchy, swollen or peeling. All these symptoms are very dangerous and must be reported to doctor at once.
  • You may also feel tightening in the throat and chest as well. The troubles and breathing issues are also very common among the patients with allergic situations.
  • You may have swelling in your face, tongue, lips and throat as well.

These are just some of the side effects listed here. There are many others as well which must be reported to the doctor as soon as possible.