Zopiclone 7.5 MG
Zopiclone 7.5 mg Basic Details
Zopiclone 7.5 mg Uses, Side Effects, Indications And Contraindications.
- There are many medications available to treat insomnia but only a few work effectively and without causing too many side effects. In this post, I will be presenting the best options for treating insomnia from a doctor’s point of view.
- Zopiclone 7.5 mg (also known as Zopisom and Zopitran ) is a medicine that belongs to the group of central nervous system depressants or medicines that make you sleepy. Zopisign 7.5 mg is used to treat insomnia (trouble falling asleep) and reduces daytime anxiety in people suffering from a lack of sleep.
- Zopisign 7.5 mg is a medicine used to aid sleep. In conjunction with behavioural therapy,
- Zopisign can be used to treat anxiety disorders.
- It allows you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, helping you wake up feeling rested and refreshed.
Description of the Drug
Zopiclone 7.5mg is a sedative-hypnotic agent (a GABA modulator) used in the treatment of insomnia. A non-benzodiazepine drug, it acts by activating the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain and inducing hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and amnesic effects. The medicine is very effective and does not show any serious side effects, it only works well on its purpose.
- Zopiclone is a prescription medication normally used to help people that have difficulty falling asleep at night, so it can be very helpful in situations where you may be subject to sleep loss such as a busy schedule, shift work, the need to travel frequently or sleep-deprived.
- Short-term treatment of transient, situational, and chronic insomnia
The recommended dosage of Zopiclone - 7.5 mg per day (1 capsule). The main feature of this drug is that it has a very pronounced sedative effect on the nervous system, which occurs after taking the first pill for 5-15 minutes.
To maximize its effectiveness, take one tablet of this medication at 30-45 minutes before you go to sleep. It's important not to crush or chew the tablet, take one whole tablet with a glass of water.
How It Works
GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. In your body, Zopisign boosts the effects of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which helps to calm your brain. It enables you to get to sleep easier. Soon after taking this drug, you should start to feel sleepy.
How to take this medication - Take the medication on a full stomach, by mouth at nighttime as directed. This medication is usually taken for short periods of time. It's recommended that you not increase the dose or take it for longer than prescribed.
- Daytime drowsiness,
- Bitter taste
- Dry mouth
- Stomach upset
- Coated tongue,
- Increased appetite,
- Epigastric pains,
- Rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat,
- Skin rash,
- Changes in vision,
- Slurred speech,
- Severe drowsiness,
- Loss of memory,
- Behavioural changes
Few, if any symptoms, will happen to you after the medication has had time to adjust itself within your body. You may notice some side effects which will go away as your body adjusts to the new medication.
Be aware that the drug can cause certain side effects, and if any of these effects are bothersome enough that you can't manage them, tell your doctor.
- Kidney disease,
- Liver disease,
- Breathing problems,
- Myasthenia Gravis,
- A history of drug dependence,
If you take this medication, use caution when operating machines or handling sharp objects. Limit your consumption of alcohol while taking this medication. This medication should not be taken by pregnant women unless clearly necessary.
Precautions & warnings - There could be some symptoms that you don't know of. If you are allergic to drugs, make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had such as;
- Shortness of breath;
- Swelling of face, lips, Tongue, or throat
Before taking Zopisign make sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of these drugs such as;
- Anti-seizure drugs
- Narcotic pain relievers
- The absorption rate of Zopisign is increased and/or the elimination half-life of Zopisign is prolonged when Zopisign is taken together with Erythromycin or Itraconazole.
- Rifampicin is a potent inducer of CYP3A4 enzymes and will quickly reduce Zopisign blood plasma levels, which can result in a decrease in the hypnotic effect.
- Ketoconazole and sulfaphenazole affect how quickly the body breaks down Zopisign. Nefazodone slows down the breakdown of Zopisign, so Zopisign is present at higher than normal levels.
Without doctor’s prescriptions. Do not start these medications. Some types of drugs can make certain drugs less effective when you take them together, causing some side effects. When you take multiple medications, you should consult your doctor to ensure they are all compatible.
History of substance abuse
Zopisign can be very addictive for users with a history of substance abuse, and Zopisign can induce a state of amnesia, which is partly related to sleep-walking.
At the first signs of a drug overdose, you should contact your doctor or go to the emergency room.
Not following the labelled instructions of how to take the drug can result in unsatisfactory results. If you miss taking a dose, it's best not to make up for it and just skip it completely.
The next time you are about to take your next dose, take it at the same time as you usually do. Do not increase your dose accordingly.
Storing medicines at high temperatures or in the bathroom can accelerate damage and reduce the medicine effectiveness.
Keep the product in a cool, dry place. Do not store it next to a heat source or in the bathroom.
Keep the temperature 30 degrees C or less and be careful to avoid sources of heat.
The elderly may develop a much severe reaction to this drug because their bodies are less able to counter the drug or neutralize its effects. As this medication is often used for insomnia, you may find it harder to sleep until your body has adjusted to it.
People over the age of 65 may have an increased risk of side effects from this medication.