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 Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 178 71
Sleep problems 131 65
Sleeplessness 31 15
Fibromyalgia 7 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 6 5
Insomnia 4 2

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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 13
Moderate 28
Mild 40
None 54

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zopiclone

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 17
7.5mg as needed 7
1 tablet(s) daily 2
5 mg daily 2
15 mg daily 2
75 mg daily 2
5mg as needed 2
1 mg daily 1
1.5 mg daily 1
1.875 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Zopiclone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 25
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 92 patients who’ve stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 27
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 88
Usually 24
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 20
Not at all hard to take 106
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 8
< $25 48
Not specified 78

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Temazepam (Restoril) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 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
Loprazolam (Dormonoct) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1
Temazepam (Restoril) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1
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12 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

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scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F40y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See scorpio1975's full Zopiclone history

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

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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

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Fluff4brains
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Fluff4brains
Data Quality: 1 star
  • 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.

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