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Composition for ZOLNITE

Eszopiclone(1 mg)

food interaction for ZOLNITE

alcohol interaction for ZOLNITE

pregnancy interaction for ZOLNITE

lactation interaction for ZOLNITE

food
alcohol
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It is better to take Zolnite 1mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Zolnite 1mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Zolnite 1mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZOLNITE

Eszopiclone(1 mg)

Uses

Zolnite 1mg tablet is used for insomnia (difficulty in sleeping).

How it works

Zolnite 1mg tablet induces sleep by suppressing the excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Difficulty in speaking, Chest pain, Confusion, Constipation, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Headache, Heartburn, Decreased muscle tone, Increased appetite, Indigestion, Mood changes, Respiratory tract infection, Sleepiness, Stomach upset, Visual impairment, Weight loss, Loss of appetite, Anxiety

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Expert advice for ZOLNITE

  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after or even on the day after taking eszopiclone (especially for dose of 3 mg) as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have had a history of depression or other mental or mood disorders, or if you have a history of suicidal thoughts or behaviour, substance/alcohol dependence, severe lung or liver disease.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you observe swelling (angioedema) involving the tongue, glottis or larynx or dyspnea, throat closing, or nausea and vomiting.
  • Consult your doctor immediately if you or your family notice any changes in your behavior (e.g., aggression, confusion etc), or if you have any unusual or disturbing thoughts or you are sleep-driving.
  • Do not stop taking eszopiclone suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor will taper your dose before stopping it completely.
  • Take eszopiclone for short period of time (up to 2 weeks) to avoid developing tolerance (medicine losing effectiveness to help you sleep). When used for longer duration or at high doses there is a risk of developing dependence/addiction. 
  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ZOLNITE

Eszopiclone

Q.Is eszopiclone a narcotic/ benzodiazepine/ addictive?
No, eszopiclone is not a narcotic or benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of drugs called hypnotics (cyclopyrrolone). When used for longer duration or at high doses there is a risk of developing dependence/addiction

Q.Is eszopiclone the same as lunesta/ zopiclone/generic?
Yes, eszopiclone is a generic and available under the name of lunesta. It is not same as zopiclone

Q.Can I take eszopiclone/ lunesta with hydrocodone/ ambien/ xanax/ oxycodone/ percocet/ ativan/ vicodin/ trazodone/ benadryl?
You must consult your doctor before taking any other medications along with eszopiclone/ lunesta including but not limited to hydrocodone/ ambient/ xanax/ oxycodone/ percocet/ ativan/ vicodin/ trazodone/ Benadryl as they may interact with eszopiclone/ lunesta

Q.How does eszopiclone work?
Eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs called hypnotics (cyclopyrrolone). The exact mechanism of action is not known but its effect is believed to result from the increase of certain natural chemicals in the brain that induce sleep.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)