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small white pill ## what is it ## small white 274 on one side eth on the other ## S191 = 2 mg Lunesta (sleep aid) ETH 274 = Hyoscyamine (treats bowel conditions) ## The ETH 274 is 0.125mgs. ## Can anyone tell me what manufacturer makes the best generic lunesta?

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stopping lunesta generic

have been on generic lunesta for over 5 yrs - want to get off totally. what is best way? currently take 2mg every night - do I need drs help to do this? can I start cutting in half every night, then every other night, and keep taking 1/2 tab for a few weeks; then cut into quarters, and do the same? or is it advisable to have the doctor wean me off? thanks! I have fibro, had lyme a yr ago and know I will probably be back to the insomnia, but am trying to get off all meds (including bp) realize it will take some time, but gotta do it!!! ## Hello, Catsmeow! How are you? From what they say on the Lunesta website, it is not supposed to be habit forming and can be taken for as long or short of a duration as needed, which I would assume means you can just stop it. However, I'd suggest doub...

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Sleep deprivation due to night shift at work

I've suffered from insomnia due to depression and anxiety . I started working night shift all week only off on Saturdayfor a month now only sleeping 2-4 hrs tops. my body is gonna collapse I don't feel well all the time i'm so sleep deprived , I started Lunesta 1mg for 3 nights didn't get that much sleep so right now I'm gonna try the 2 mg lunesta and just hope for the best. What are your experience/thought on what I should take for chronic insomnia stronger dosage or other sleep med? ## Hello, Diana! How are you? Have you tried Ambien CR? It contains the active ingredient Zolpidem in a time released formulation, so it may help you sleep better and longer. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, funny taste in mouth, ...

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Bad taste, sleep paralysis

I've been on Lunesta 3 mg for about a week now. The bad taste is Horrible (!), but twice now I've had what I think is sleep paralysis. I am awake, as I can see and hear things going on around me, but cannot move. I cannot move, cannot speak or scream for what feels like 10-15 minutes before finally being able to move. This has never happened before taking Lunesta, and after coming to myself I am in absolute panic because my limbs refuse to listen to my brain. The 2nd time I actually thought I might be dead. Is this a normal side effect? I haven't been able to find anything related? Can someone PLEASE tell me something??? ## Hello, Jess! How are you? Yes, most insomnia medications can cause things like that as side effects, although it seems like you're awake, you actuall...

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bad taste in mouth

Took my first 3mg dose last night. The bad taste is lasting from last night through all day today. Does this side effect tend to diminish over time? ## Try taking Zinc. It worked for me. ## Hi Mike, when and how much zinc are you taking? Thanks!

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Lunesta - the magic pill that doesn't work

I have had insomnia since childhood, off and on (mostly on) and not that I'm retired, thank goodness I can sleep until I feel like waking up. I was on Ambien for about 10 years, and for most of that time, it worked just fine. It was a joy, to go to bed, knowing that I would be asleep within a few minutes. Then, a few months ago, it stopped working. I had heard good things about Lunesta, so I asked to try that. I have NOT been impressed. Once I FINALLY get to sleep (and this can take 3 - 4 hours), I sleep long and hard for several hours. But getting to sleep is long, boring, and aggravating. I'm in the market for something better. I have an apt with the sleep clinic - for March of next year. Nothing was available sooner. Terrific, huh? I'm on my third monthly bottle of Lunest...

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lunesta bad side effects

I have only been taking lunesta(1mg) for 2 nights now, but both mornings I have woken up with my forearm completely numb. The second morning was much worse than the first, so much that it scared me. Has anyone else experienced this? I also take 10mg of Adderall almost every day, could this cause a bad reaction with lunesta? ## Hello, Vic! How are you? I didn't find any problems or interactions listed. However, Lunesta has been known to cause some problematic side effects, in some people that take it, such as thrombophlebitis, so you should stop taking it and see your doctor to figure out what's going on. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and funny taste in mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the...

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Lunesta 3 mg splitting

If I split a 3 mg Lunesta and took 1/2 (1.5mg) at 10 PM and the other half (1.5mg) at 3 AM, would that be the same as taking 3mg at the same time? Or would it just be like taking 1.5mg and 1.5mg. I would get the effect of just 1.5mg each time rather than the effect of taking 3mg at the same time. Hope I have explained this properly. ## Hello, Alice! How are you? Yes, you can't take half a pill and get the effect of taking a full one. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and funny taste in your mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Can taking Lunesta 3mg cause UTI? ## You said "Yes, you can't take half a pill and get the effect of taking a full one." I don't understand. I'm wonder...

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jevity and kidney stones

My nephew has a brain injury and doesn't communicate at all. He has a feeding tube and uses Jevity for nutrition. He continues having trouble with kidney stones. He can't tell us but we know he is suffering. When is passes them you see them in his urine bag. Is there anyone that knows if it causes kidney stones? ## Hello, Laurie! How is your nephew doing? It depends on what type they are. If they are calcium based, then yes, the Jevity might be contributing to them. However, they could also be unrelated and caused by something else. Is he on any medications regularly? Have the stones ever been analyzed by a lab to see what type they are? Has he been dehydrated, at all? ## He does not take any medication. Every now and then he gets a Lunesta to help calm him down when he seems ag...

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Lunesta for Middle-of-the-night insomnia

I've suffered from MOTN for many years and have used Sonata. I also tried 3mg Lunesta and took it before bed. I know that Lunesta is for use when you have 7-8 available for sleep. I wonder, however, whether I could split a pill down to about 0.5mg and take it when I have 4 hours available for sleep. Thanks ## Hi Jimmy, From what I've researched, Lunesta is supposed to reach its peak concentration about 1 hour after it kicks in and is reported to have an estimated elimination half life of 6 hours. This means that it'll take 6 hours from the time that you took it until half of the dose is no longer working in your body. So my guess is that if you only had 4 hours available you'd still feel it for a couple hours afterwards before "coming down" so to speak. But takin...

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lunesta S193 how much pills can i take

blue round S193 ## How many o The 3mg pills is safe to take withim a two hour ## And this is going to be another of verwon's PSA posts….. Regardless of what medication it is, please do not try to adjust the dosage yourself. You should only take the recommended amount, if it's an over the counter medication, or whatever amount your doctor has specified for a prescription medication. Doing otherwise puts you in danger of overdose, which may include organ damage, organ failure or death. You can learn more Lunesta details here. This class of medications is especially dangerous, since they cause depression of the central nervous system. Thus, doubling up on the dosage could cause severely lowered heart rate, dangerous lowered blood pressure and shallow breathing. At...

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lunesta metabolism

My doctor made a mistake on my prescription which was later corrected. I was taking 3 mg tablets. They took a long time to kick in. The mistake was 1 mg tablets. When I took 3 of the 1mg tablets, they kicked in immediately and I could barely wake up the next day. I've gone down to two of the 1mg tablets and am sleeping so much better. Does Lunesta metabolize differently in the different sizes of pills? I cannot find any information on this. ## It isn't that it metabolizes different, but they will just digest and be released differently in your stomach. The 3mg tablet is larger, so it will take awhile longer to start to digest… but the 1mg tablets are small and get digested quicker, so the medication is released quicker. Does that make sense? If not, please let me know and ...

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Dmc White Oval

i have i think some sort of sleeping pill from asia but i want to make sure it is white and oval has dmc stamped on it with 7.5 under it and the other side is blank with a line through the middle ## I'm sorry, but I can't find any information on this, most of our resources are only relevant for U.S. and Canadian medications. Do you have any idea as to the specific country it might be from? Do you have any idea what it is supposed to contain? The 7.5mg makes me suspect that it may be Zopiclone, it's sold in Canada under the brand name Imovane and as Zimovane in the U.K. It's the only one I can think of that comes in that dosage. It's closely related to the American medication Lunesta, which contains Eszopiclone. ## dmc+

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lunesta and allegra

I am taking allegra d and flonase temporarily, I also take lunesta as needed for sleep, can I continue to take lunesta along with the other rx's?? ## Hello, Tinkerbell! How are you? I didn't find any interactions listed between these medications, but you should double check this information to be certain. The combination may cause you to feel a little groggy and drowsy than usual. Is there anything else I can help with?

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blue round pill s193

What is the active ingredient in this medication and can it be bought over the counter? ## Hello, Margie! How are you? No, this is a prescription only medication. This is a 3mg Lunesta tablet, which contains the active ingredient Eszopiclone, it is used to treat insomnia. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, sedation and unusual dreams. Is there anything else I can help with?

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lunesta at night then again in the morn

I took lunesta 9 mil at night. will I be feeling high the next morning? ## there is no such thing as 9 mi. lunesta! ## From what I've read, Lunesta is only available in 1, 2, and 3mg dosages... So he may have ended up taking three 3mg doses. @Scott - If you're really concerned about waking up high the following morning, you should probably lower your dose to what is considered a normal amount to be taking (i.e. some drug articles state that 3mg is recommended for more effective sleep maintenance). Did your doctor recommend the 9mgs before bedtime or are you kinda doing a trial & error sort of thing with your dosing regimen to find out what amount works best?

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weening off Lunesta

Are two 1mg Lunesta tablets the same as one 2 mg tablets? ## Mathematically yes, but when you take two 1mg tabs, you are also getting double the amount of inactive ingredients (binders/fillers); which are actually detrimental to how the drug is metabolized and used by your body. As far as your reaction goes, there is really no way a doctor or anyone else for that matter can know ahead of time how any medication can affect anyone. They can only assume that it will be effective based on medical records, current health, age, what the condition is, whether or not any other medications are being taken at the same time, etc. Any of these factors as well as others can affect how you end up responding to this drug. If one tab just isn't cutting it while you're weening off, I would encou...

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Pain Med Neunesta

I am trying to find some info a pain med called neunesta I don't know for sure how you spell it. My pain doctor tolded me about it today, I forgot how to spell it and I have been online for an hour trying to find some info on it and so far no luck, can someone help. ## The only medication that I can think of that's close to that would be Lunesta, but it isn't a pain medication, it contains the active ingredient Eszopiclone and it used to treat insomnia. Learn more Lunesta details here. Are you sure he said it was for pain? Have you tried calling your doctor to ask them the correct name? ## Neulasta to increase white blood cells in cancer patients neulasta.com/starting-chemo-with-neulasta/index.html ## Nucynta is a Rx used much for pain and chronic pain. I think this may be t...

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Takes a while to kick in.

I started Lunesta 3 days ago. I was on Ambien for 3 years off and on. Switched to Lunesta because the Ambien quit working. It does put me to sleep and I can sleep all nite. But the problem is that it take 2 hours to kick in. Has anyone ever had that happen? Should I ask my dr to up my dose? Thanks! ## Hello, Kellie! How are you doing? That is rather odd, so yes, I think discussing it with your doctor would be a good idea. Do you keep a regular sleep schedule and practice good sleep hygiene?

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To quit Lunesta is possible, your sleep will return! (written by bad insomniac)

I am a 33 year old female that was suffering from a pretty bad insomnia for about year and half, taking Lunesta daily. First, it worked like a charm-for maybe 6 months, but then it slowly lost its effect and I struggled again. I took more Lunesta but not much change...I was desperate! I could not sleep with or without it, often running on 3-5 hour of crappy disturbed light sleep. When I got less then 2-3 hours, I had to call in sick to work and I was a living Zombie... Boy was I in hell! I tried it all, literally, googling every day to find a miracle cure. There is none and the more you read the more you feed your insomnia actually. I could have become an insomnia doctor, i knew so much. Well, my point is that I realized what's the point of taking drugs if they don't help anymor...

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