What is Lunesta 3mg used for?
Lunesta 3mg is a nonbenzodiazepine sleep aid that has both hypnotic and sedative effects. Lunesta comes in tablet form, and it is prescribed to treat insomnia.
Lunesta 3mg may help those who take it to fall asleep faster, and sleep for a longer period of time, for a more restful night’s sleep.
It affects chemicals in your brain to produce a calming and relaxing effect in people with sleep problems (insomnia).
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (preferably not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
The typical adult dosage of Lunesta is 2 or 3 mg before bedtime. For people over age 65 the typical dosage is either 1 mg or 2 mg.
If you missed a dose before you went to bed and are unable to fall asleep, you should only take your dose if you will be able to stay in bed for at least 7-8 hours longer.
Side Effects Lunesta 3mg
Side effects that may occur while taking this medicine include:
- difficult speaking
- unpleasant taste
- impaired vision
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience:
- labored breathing
- behavioral changes
- memory problems
- loss of consciousness
- stomach cramps
Long-term Side Effects
If a person takes Lunesta 3mg for a long time, or takes this drug in ways that are not as prescribed by a medical professional, the person could experience withdrawal when stopping use of the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach cramps
- Nervousness, anxiety, irritability, or mood swings
- Shakiness or tremors
- Rebound insomnia
Alcohol (which causes sedation) and drugs that have sedating effects should not be used with Lunesta 3mg since their sedating effects, when added to those of eszopiclone, may cause excessive sedation. Drugs that reduce the action of liver enzymes that break down eszopiclone (for example, ketoconazole [Nizoral, Extina, Zolegel, Kuric]) may increase blood levels of eszopiclone and its sedative effects. You can order Adderall 30mg also.