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
14
Moderate
21
Mild
27
None
37

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

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Show all 56 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Zopiclone)
Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 100
7.5mg as needed 34
15 mg daily 15
3.75 mg daily 12
1 mg daily 9
3.75mg as needed 7
5 mg daily 7
10 mg daily 6
5mg as needed 5
7 mg daily 5

Dosages based on patients currently taking Zopiclone.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Zopiclone (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 23
Doctor's advice 22
Did not seem to work 21
Course of treatment ended 17
Other 15
Not indicated 6
Personal research 4
Expense 2
See all 89 patients who’ve stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently Taking Zopiclone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 10
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 55
Stopped Taking Zopiclone
Duration Patients
0-1 month 20
1-3 months 14
3-6 months 6
6 months-1 year 11
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 17
Adherence
Always
65 66%
Usually
13 13%
Sometimes
16 16%
Never
5 5%
Burden
Very
4 4%
Somewhat
6 6%
A little
13 13%
Not at all
76 77%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
7 18%
33 83%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:
Treatment name(s) Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep, Trepiline…) 2
Chloral Hydrate (Alka Seltzer Plus Flu Formula, Somnote) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, APO-Cyclobenzaprine…) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan, APO-Lorazepam, Ativan SL…) 1
Promethazine (Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan…) 1

See all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:
Treatment name(s) Patients
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril, PMS-Clonazepam…) 1
Promethazine (Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan…) 1
Trazodone (Desyrel, Apo-Trazodone, Molipaxin…) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpidem ER…) 1
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11 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Robert51
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Robert51
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: Restless Legs 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
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I have:
Restless Legs

See Robert51's full Zopiclone history

Mar 24, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1990)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Fluff4brains
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Fluff4brains
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 48
Condition: Glioblastoma 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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