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 80
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 6 5
Insomnia 4 2
General health 3 1

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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 14
Moderate 30
Mild 43
None 59

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 morning 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 5
7.5mg as needed 3
1 tablet(s) daily 2
3.75 mg daily 2
7.5 tablet(s) daily 2
1.5 mg daily 1
7.5 mg m,w,f 1
15 mg daily 1
7.5 mg twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Zopiclone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 29
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 98 patients who've stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 23
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 97
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 112
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 55
Not specified 81

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:

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

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Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 3
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Loprazolam (Dormonoct) 1
Temazepam (Restoril) 1
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13 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Apr 24, 2013 (Started Apr 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Treatment was great, it just made me a complete zombie the next day

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2012 (Started May 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (strange sensation on tongue tip, sleep problems, hangover effect in morning, headaches, metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 17, 2012 (Started May 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (strange sensation on tongue tip, sleep problems, hangover effect in morning, headaches, metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 13, 2012 (Started May 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (strange sensation on tongue tip, sleep problems, hangover effect in morning, headaches, metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 mg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2012 (Started May 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (strange sensation on tongue tip, sleep problems, hangover effect in morning, headaches, metallic taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 mg M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: gives me a great nights sleep

  • 0 helpful marks
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