The medication is used to treat a certain sleep problem (insomnia). It may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen how often you wake up during the night, so you can get a better night’s rest. Eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics.
Description of Lunesta 3mg
This medication is used to treat a certain sleep problem (insomnia). It may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen how often you wake up during the night, so you can get a better night’s rest. Eszopiclone belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics.
Dosage of Lunesta 3mg
The recommended starting dose is 1 mg. Dosing can be raised to 2 mg or 3 mg if clinically indicated.
How to use Lunesta 3mg
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually just before you get into bed. Do not take it with or right after a high-fat or heavy meal since it may not work as well. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, liver function, other medications you may be taking, and response to treatment.
Do not take more of this medication than prescribed because your risk of side effects will increase. The starting dose is 1 milligram at bedtime as directed. That dosage lessens the risk of having trouble safely doing activities requiring alertness the next day (such as driving or operating machinery).
Also, you may not be fully alert the next day, yet you think you are fully alert. If you are prescribed the Lunesta dosage of eszopiclone, you should not do activities the next day that require alertness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Side Effects of Lunesta 3mg
Common side effects of Lunesta include:
Problems with memory or concentration,
Loss of appetite,
Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, or
Mild skin rash
You should tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms while taking Lunesta 3mg:
Unusually outgoing behavior
New or worsening depression
Feeling as if you are outside your body
Other unusual changes in thoughts or behaviors
Lunesta 3mg Withdrawal
Lunesta 3mg may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses.
Sweating or shakiness