What is Zopiclone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most Popular Types: Imovane, Somnols, Alchera, (Show all)

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Zopiclone is a hypnotic nonbenzodiazepine that is used to treat sleep disorders.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Zopiclone"

Severe
13
Moderate
20
Mild
26
None
35

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Zopiclone

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Zopiclone)
Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 96
7.5mg as needed 33
15 mg daily 14
3.75 mg daily 11
1 mg daily 9
3.75mg as needed 8
5 mg daily 6
10 mg daily 6
5mg as needed 5
7 mg daily 5
Why Patients Stopped Taking Zopiclone (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 23
Doctor's advice 21
Did not seem to work 19
Course of treatment ended 17
Other 15
Not indicated 6
Personal research 4
Expense 2
See all 86 patients who’ve stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently Taking Zopiclone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 12
1-2 years 8
2 years or more 64
Stopped Taking Zopiclone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 20
1-3 months 14
3-6 months 6
6 months-1 year 10
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 17
Adherence
Always
61 65%
Usually
12 13%
Sometimes
16 17%
Never
5 5%
Burden
Very
4 4%
Somewhat
6 6%
A little
11 12%
Not at all
73 78%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
6 15%
< $25
33 85%
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10 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Fluff4brains
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Fluff4brains
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 48
Condition: Glioblastoma 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Glioblastoma

See Fluff4brains's full Zopiclone history

Feb 15, 2015 (Started Jan 09, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep problems: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleeplessness: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a gadget that measures sleep type over time, and i found that zopiclone provides more 'deep sleep' time over promethazine, which is exactly what my brain needs for quality healing and 'cleaning' time after radiation therapy. `Best' is natural sleep after an active day, but you won't get that on 2-4 mg per day of Dexamethasone! LOL Note: for me, 30 minute window from dropping the pill to hitting the hay. After 30 mins, i'm clusmy, half asleep already, but after 0 mins, the initial wave goes, can fight it (e.g. into a film) or just go with the flow, taking longer to drop off, with the 'danger' of feeling groggier next morning.

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Irvingc
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Irvingc's full Zopiclone history

Jan 16, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Difficulty falling asleep: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is fine for short period of time but has side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
54 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mild Depression

See MIKE GRIST's full Zopiclone history

Oct 28, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i am finding that taking Zoplicone too often, as my GP advised, does diminish the effect of the drug.. now i just take it when i really need to.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 14, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3.75 mg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I have been advised, by my GP, not to take more than 3 doses of Zoplicone in any given week.. Reason given, was that to take a dose every day would diminish the effectiveness of the drug... Not sure whether to believe this or not, will discuss this further with my GP on my next visit..
Cost: < $25 monthly

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