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If you are experiencing insomnia, your healthcare provider may recommend eszopiclone (Lunesta®). This medication, which comes as a tablet, is typically taken right before bedtime. Since it is considered a controlled substance, it should be used with caution. Tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, as this likely means eszopiclone is not the right insomnia treatment for you.
 
This product works quickly, so make sure you are ready for sleep when taking eszopiclone. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or perform any kind of task requiring mental alertness or concentration until you know how this drug affects you.
 
(Click Eszopiclone to learn more, including how this medication works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
 
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