What is Zopiclone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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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
Severe 12
Moderate 21
Mild 27
None 37

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zopiclone

Side effect Patients
Metallic taste in mouth 8
Bad taste in mouth 5
Drowsiness 4
Drowsy in a.m. 3
Dry mouth 3
Groggy in morning 3

Show all 59 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 25
7.5mg as needed 11
15 mg daily 5
1 tablet(s) daily 3
3.75 mg daily 2
5 mg daily 2
7.5 mcg daily 2
30 mg daily 2
5mg as needed 2
7.5g as needed 2

See all 27 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Zopiclone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 23
Side effects too severe 23
Doctor's advice 22
Course of treatment ended 18
Other 15
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 90 patients who’ve stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 60

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
0-1 month 27
1-3 months 17
3-6 months 7
6 months-1 year 11
1-2 years 9
2 years or more 20

Adherence


Always
Patients
64
66%
Usually
Patients
13
13%
Sometimes
Patients
15
15%
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
75
77%

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
6
6%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
29
30%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
62
64%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Chloral Hydrate (Alka Seltzer Plus Flu Formula) 1
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1
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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: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 49
Condition: Glioblastoma 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
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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