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
12
Moderate
20
Mild
25
None
34

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 95
7.5mg as needed 34
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 22
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 82 patients who’ve stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently Taking Zopiclone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 14
1-2 years 8
2 years or more 65
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
60 66%
Usually
11 12%
Sometimes
16 18%
Never
4 4%
Burden
Very
4 4%
Somewhat
5 5%
A little
11 12%
Not at all
71 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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9 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Irvingc
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Irvingc's full Zopiclone history

Jan 16, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Difficulty falling asleep: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: 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: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
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Function: Low
Distress: High
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

  • 0 helpful marks
shells360
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shells360
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See shells360's full Zopiclone history

Apr 24, 2013 (Started Apr 22, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Treatment was great, it just made me a complete zombie the next day

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