Lunesta

Active Ingredient(s): Eszopiclone
FDA Approved: * December 15, 2004
Pharm Company: * SEPRACOR
Category: Sleep Aid

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lunesta Overview

Eszopiclone, sold under the brand-name Lunesta among others, is a medication used in the treatment of insomnia.[2] Evidence supports some benefit up to six months.[3] The degree of effectiveness is slight to moderate.[2][4] It is taken by mouth.[3] Common side effects include headache, dry mouth, nausea, and dizziness.[3] Severe side effects may include suicidal thoughts, abuse, hallucinations, and...

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Lunesta for 10 years

I've been on lunesta for 10 years straight. I have to take at least half of a 3 mg pill every night or no sleep. If there are any side effects, I am not aware of them. Anyone else been on the pill that long? ## Hello, Mark! How are you? I am glad this medication is working so well for you, without causing side effects. Some of its typical ones, according to the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, next day hangover-like effects, and funny taste in mouth. Can anyone that's been on it long term chime in with their experiences? ## Yes, please do. Any feedback is welcome. ## Mark, Hi, I can speak to more than a handful of clients currently being treated at our facility that developed a tolerance to this benzo like substance which lunesta is categorized as. Although not a tra...

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sleeping meds

Advertised on tv,sleep med starting with L,for long term use I think non narcotic,without side effects of others ## my son has a sleeping problem, he usually sleeps about midnight everyday coz he find it hard to sleep, do i need to take him to a doctor or can i jst buy some sleeping meds for him at the drugstore?OJF ## To the original poster, were you possibly referring to Lunesta? It is used for the short term treatment of insomnia. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sleep actions, odd taste in mouth, and hallucinations. Liza, it would be best to consult his doctor to discover the root of the problem. How old is he? Is he on any medications? Does he have any diagnosed medical disorders?

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is it safe to take 2mg lunesta after taking 37mg of oxicodon throughout day

Is it safe to take 2mg lunesta after taking 37mgs of oxicodon throughout the day?sc ## Is it safe to take lunesta 3mg. four hours after taking one dose of fioricet or must I wait longer ## Ask you doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ## Taking them together could result in your experiencing more severe side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and sedation. Thus you should only do so, if they have both been prescribed for you, according to FDA information. It is best to be cautious, in such cases, since too much sedation could be dangerous, or fatal. Are these the only medications you currently take?

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Morning Hangover

After trying Sonata for chronic insomnia, my doctor put me on Lunesta. At first, I took 1 mg which just made me sleepier and grumpier. So she moved me up to 3 mg. This works well but I wake up so sleepy that by mid afternoon I have to take a nap. By evening I feel great, am wide awake, and full of energy. I am a night owl so I stay up until 11:30 or midnight. I have taken the pill earlier but I stay up for awhile. Should I try to go to bed when I take the pill or wait until later to take it around the time I go to bed? I need hangover help. ## Next day hangover-like effects are a normal side effect of this medication, according to FDA reports. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, and odd taste. And yes, it should be taken within half an hour of when you are going to bed. Ho...

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Lunesta Coupon

I recently made the effort to discuss my problems with insomnia again, after many years, with my doctor. Without insurance, I floundered for years while exploring my options. I had initially found a manufacturer's coupon online some years ago that did away with the copay that my at-the-time insurance coverage would leave me to pay, which was $10. The coupon did away with this fee, allowing me to receive my medication for free, at $0. I was originally prescribed this medication in 2011/2012, with wonderful results that allowed for a much appreciated uplift in my mood and energy. Upon being once again prescribed this medication, this time lacking any insurance, even - I attempted to navigate towards lunesta.com in hopes that I could receive the same deal, or at least one similar - and...

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Eating after taking lunesta

I took 6 mg lunesta on an empty stomach. When can I eat again? How many hours after taking lunesta can I eat without it interrupting the effects of the medication? ## Hello, Michelle! How are you? There shouldn't be any issue with eating and taking this medication. The FDA warns that it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, hallucinations, and sleep actions. However, you should be going to bed, shortly after taking it, and not taking it early enough to require a meal. Are you on any other medications?

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Lunestra for sleep!

I recently went to my Dr... Not sleeping at all some nights, up and down continuously. The Doc prescribed 3 mg of Lunestra couldn't believe how good it is, has a nasty taste if ya keep in your mouth very long but going to sleep in 20 minutes waking 7 hrs later is one f the best feelings I've ever had...wake up no druggy feeling whatsoever, just need a cup of coffee! Anyway got news my insurance won't pay for it so the Doc prescribed Trazadone! Any thoughts? Thanks much! ## Trazodone is an antidepressant that is commonly used to help with insomnia, since it can cause drowsiness as a side effect, according to FDA reports, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. Have you tried it, yet? Some people have good results with it, and some do...

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Longterm Lunesta Use/Cold Turkey Delayed Withdrawal Symptoms

I took 3mg Lunesta for 2-3 years. Had taken Ambien a few years before switching. Due to a refill delay I ran out of Lunesta. It took ten days to fix the refill problem during which time I was forced into quitting cold turkey. For the first week, I had no problem sleeping and had no withdrawal symptoms. Suddenly on about the eighth day I had what seemed like the worst nightmare of my life and other withdrawal symptoms started. Since I had no problem for the first week, I had no idea what the withdrawal symptoms could be, and only looked them up after I started having nightmares, unwarranted anxiety, headaches, extreme exhaustion, irritability, eye twitches, nausea, etc. BUT, at least I was dreaming again, which it seemed I hadn't done since I started taking it. I figured I should be thr

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This drug put me in the ER

I'm 36 year old female. I've always had insomnia since childhood. This summer it got to the point I was getting zero sleep. My doctor prescribed 3mg Lunesta every night. She said many of her patients tolerated it very well, so I should have no problem. Within the first five days, I lost my coordination and walked into furniture, making a giant bruise on my leg. I thought it was just a random accident. Then a few days later I got a staph infection in my inner thigh -- first time in my whole life. Dr put me on Keflex. Over the next week, my memory and concentration weakened. I felt like I was lost in fog. Then I got indigestion. I thought it was from the Keflex. The Keflex ended, infection gone (not without leaving a scar), and still the weird symptoms continued to escalate. My entir

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Loss of libido on Lunesta

I'm a 40 year old male and have been taking Lunesta for about 2 years now. Over that time I have have slowly lost my libido until now when I don't have any. Anyone else experience this? All of my parts work, but the interest is just gone. ## Yes, this has been reported in various clinical studies according to NIH reports. It has also been known to cause next day hangover-like effects, funny taste in mouth, and hallucinations. Have you consulted your doctor? There is also a chance that it could be caused by some other issue. Are you on any other medications?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Eszopiclone
  • Tablet: 1mg, 2mg, 3mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lunesta: (25 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 21695-225 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 21695-226 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49999-737 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-778 Lunesta 1 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-779 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 50090-0924 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet, Coated by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 50090-0930 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet, Coated by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 50436-0193 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by Unit Dose Services
  • 52959-852 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by H.j. Harkins Company, Inc.
  • 52959-919 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by H.j. Harkins Company, Inc.
  • 54569-5684 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-5696 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-5273 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5394 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5439 Lunesta 1 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55289-014 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 60760-191 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by St Marys Medical Park Pharmacy
  • 60760-193 Lunesta 3 mg Oral Tablet by St Marys Medical Park Pharmacy
  • 63402-190 Lunesta 1 mg Oral Tablet by Sunovion
  • 63402-191 Lunesta 2 mg Oral Tablet by Sunovion
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Other drugs which contain Eszopiclone or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

Related Lunesta Topics:

Lunesta for 10 years
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Lunesta Coupon
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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 ta... 3 replies
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 verw... 3 replies
lunesta 3mg tablet
small blue pill.to help me sleep ## Hello, For more information about this drug please see Drugs/Lunesta.asp Thank You! ... 3 replies
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... 2 replies
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 ... 2 replies
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! ## F... 2 replies
Lunesta 2mg is no help - Can I double it?
I was prescribed 2mg Lunesta because I am having trouble going to sleep while taking 10mg Ambien. 2mg Lunesta is not hel... 1 reply
Lunesta and the flu
I have been diagnosed with the flu and told to get lots of sleep. I have severe insomnia. I take Lunesta every night to ... 1 reply




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