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 185 81
Sleeplessness 31 16
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 6 5
Insomnia 5 3

Show all 28 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
14
Moderate
30
Mild
43
None
61

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zopiclone

Side effect Patients
Metallic taste in mouth 8
Bad taste in mouth 6
Memory problems 6
Drowsiness 5
Dry mouth 5
Drowsy in a.m. 3

Show all 62 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 12
7.5mg as needed 8
5mg as needed 3
15 mg daily 2
75 mg daily 2
1 mg daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1.5 mg daily 1
3.2 mg daily 1
7.5 mg m,w,f 1

See all 18 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Zopiclone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 28
Doctor's advice 25
Side effects too severe 23
Course of treatment ended 20
Other 15
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 97 patients who've stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 99
Usually 26
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 114
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 55
Not specified 83

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 4
Temazepam (Restoril) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 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
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • 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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