What is Zopiclone?

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 189 83
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 8 7
Insomnia 4 2
Difficulty staying asleep 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 15
Moderate 32
Mild 45
None 62

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zopiclone

Side effect Patients Percentage
Metallic taste in mouth 8
Bad taste in mouth 6
Memory problems 6
Drowsiness 5
Dry mouth 5
Bitter taste 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients Percentage
7.5 mg daily 6
3.5 mg daily 2
7.5 tablet(s) daily 2
7.5mg as needed 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
2.5 mg daily 1
7.5 mg m,w,f 1
3.75 mg daily 1
7.5 mg twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Zopiclone

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 29
Doctor's advice 27
Side effects too severe 24
Course of treatment ended 20
Other 16
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 104
Usually 27
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 118
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 60
Not specified 84

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Zolpidem (Ambien) 3
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 2
Temazepam (Restoril) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1

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Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Zolpidem (Ambien) 3
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Loprazolam (Dormonoct) 1
Temazepam (Restoril) 1

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13 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Nov 17, 2016 (Started Oct 02, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 4, 2016 (Started Oct 02, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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