What is Zopiclone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
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Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
Patients
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Zopiclone

Severe
12
Moderate
22
Mild
27
None
42

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

Patients
5
Patients
3
Patients
3
Patients
3

Show all 57 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Zopiclone)
Dosage
7.5 mg daily
Patients
107
Dosage
7.5mg as needed
Patients
34
Dosage
15 mg daily
Patients
16
Dosage
3.75 mg daily
Patients
11
Dosage
1 mg daily
Patients
9
Dosage
3.75mg as needed
Patients
7
Dosage
5 mg daily
Patients
7
Dosage
10 mg daily
Patients
6
Dosage
5mg as needed
Patients
5
Dosage
1 tablet(s) daily
Patients
5

Dosages based on patients currently taking Zopiclone.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Zopiclone (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
22
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
22
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
21
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
18
Reason
Other
Patients
15
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
6
Reason
Personal research
Patients
4
Reason
Expense
Patients
2
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
See all 90 patients who’ve stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently Taking Zopiclone
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
10
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
62
Stopped Taking Zopiclone
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
20
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
15
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
7
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
11
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
9
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
18

Adherence


Always
Patients
69
67%
Usually
Patients
13
13%
Sometimes
Patients
16
16%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
5
5%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
4
4%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
5
5%
A little hard to take
Patients
13
13%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
81
79%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
7
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
33
32%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
63
61%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:
Treatment name(s)
Amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep, Trepiline…)
Patients
2
Treatment name(s)
Zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Zolpidem ER…)
Patients
2
Treatment name(s)
Chloral Hydrate (Alka Seltzer Plus Flu Formula, Somnote)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril, PMS-Clonazepam…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, APO-Cyclobenzaprine…)
Patients
1

See all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:
Treatment name(s)
Amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep, Trepiline…)
Patients
2
Treatment name(s)
Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril, PMS-Clonazepam…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Promethazine (Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR, Ratio-Quetiapine…)
Patients
1
Treatment name(s)
Trazodone (Desyrel, Apo-Trazodone, Molipaxin…)
Patients
1

See all 6 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

11 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Robert51
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Robert51
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 64
Condition: Restless Legs 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
Restless Legs

See Robert51's full Zopiclone history

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
Fluff4brains
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Fluff4brains
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49
Condition: Glioblastoma 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vg
I have:
Glioblastoma

See Fluff4brains's full Zopiclone history

Feb 15, 2015 (Started Jan 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleeplessness)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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