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 180 75
Sleep problems 133 68
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 30
Mild 40
None 58

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zopiclone

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 17
7.5mg as needed 6
15 mg daily 3
5 mg daily 2
75 mg daily 2
5mg as needed 2
1 mg daily 1
1 tablet(s) 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 26
Doctor's advice 24
Side effects too severe 23
Course of treatment ended 19
Other 15
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 27
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 94
Usually 24
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 110
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 52
Not specified 79

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

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Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:

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

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See one_step_closer's full Zopiclone history

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
scorpio1975
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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
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Robert51
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
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
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