About Zopiclone Sleeping Tablets
Zopiclone sleeping tablets are among the worlds most prescribed sleeping aid. It is also known as
- Limovan - United Kingdom and United States
- Zimovane - United Kingdom
- Imovane - Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Poland, Finland, Sweden and Brazil.
- Imovane and Rhovane - Canada
- Alchera, Imovane, Z-Dorm, Zopimed, Zopivane - South Africa
- Zimovane, Zileze, Zimoclone, Zopitan, Zorclone - Ireland
- Imozop - Denmark
Zopiclone is used and prescribed for the short term treatment of insomnia where falling sleep or regular interruptions in sleep can cause the patient stress and anxiety. Long term use is not recommended as tolerance, dependence, and addiction can occur with prolonged use.
Adverse reactions to zopiclone sleeping tablets
The side effect most commonly seen in clinical trials and worldwide usage is a bitter, metallic taste, which is usually fleeting in most users but can persist for a few hours. Palpitations may occur in the daytime following withdrawal from the drug after prolonged periods of use, especially when taken for more than two weeks, after increased dosage or on a nightly basis.
Zopiclone can induce short term amnesia. It can also cause impairment of driving skills so care must be taken not to use the medication while or close to driving vehicles or machinery. This side effect is not unique to zopiclone but also occurs with most other sleeping tablets.
More common reactions
Gastrointestinal (wind): taste disturbances including a slight, bitter metallic taste or dry mouth. Nervous system: disruption of REM sleep, double or impaired vision, drowsiness, memory loss, dizziness, headaches, and physical fatigue. Unexpected mood changes have been noted in some individuals, which if experienced you should immediately cease taking the pills and consult your physician.
Alcohol should not be consumed when using zopiclone, as alcohol and zopiclone enhance the effects of each other. And could lead to physical and mental impairment.
Patients with liver disease eliminate zopiclone much slower than normal patients and in addition experience exaggerated effects of the drug.
Zopiclone increases sway and lack of balance, it increases the number of falls in older people as well as cognitive side effects. Falls are a significant cause of death in older people.
Zopiclone should never be mixed with any other medication without first consulting you physician.
If you may be, or trying to become pregnant you must consult your physician before taking any sleeping tablets purchased from this site.
Zopiclone is a drug with the potential for misuse and the potential for causing dosage escalation due to tolerance, drug abuse and drug dependence. Zopiclone is well known amongst drug addicts as a drug of abuse and commonly seek it from their doctors. It can be abused orally with alcohol to achieve a combined sedative hypnotic - alcohol euphoria. Patients who do abuse the drug are also at risk of dependence and other medical problems. Withdrawal symptoms are frequent after long term use of normal doses even after a gradual reduction regime
This site is in no way intended to replace the official advice of your local GP or physician. If you are considering taking Zopiclone be sure to read the Terms and Conditions, The Patients Responsibility and Precautions of Use. The site is only here to give general information on the medications sold by us.