When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take eszopiclone include:
  • The medication comes in tablet form and is taken immediately before bedtime.
  • It is recommended that you take your dose with a glass of water, not immediately after a meal and not with food.
  • Eszopiclone works very quickly; make sure that you are ready for sleep before taking this drug. Do not take it before driving or performing any tasks that require concentration.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Eszopiclone Dosage

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Eszopiclone Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Eszopiclone can potentially interact with a number of medications.
(Click Drug Interactions With Eszopiclone for more information about these interactions.)

What If I Take an Overdose of Eszopiclone?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Passing out
  • Trouble breathing
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Overdose on Lunesta for more information.)

Eszopiclone (Lunesta)

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