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Lunesta tablets 2 mg for insomnia (Eszop, eszopiclone, eszopiclon)
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General information on Japanese Lunesta tablets 2 mg for insomnia (Eszop, eszopiclone, eszopiclon)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: eszopiclone (chemical formula C17H17ClN6O3)
Medical effect: Lunesta tablets are effective for the treatment of insomnia
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for the following categories of patients:
- pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding women,
- patients with myasthenia gravis,
- patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma,
- patients with respiratory dysfunction (cor pulmonale, emphysema, bronchial asthma or acute phase of cerebrovascular disorder).
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
This medicine may cause sleepiness or loss of concentration on the next morning, so avoid operating dangerous machinery or driving a car. Avoid drinking alcohol because it intensifies the effects of the medicine and may cause adverse reactions.
Dosage and administration of Lunesta tablets 2 mg from Japan for insomnia (Eszop, eszopiclone, eszopiclon)
For adults, take 1 tablet at a time; for elderly patients, take 0.5 tablet (1 mg of the active ingredient) at a time; once daily, strictly before bedtime.
The consulting doctor may adjust the dosage according to the symptoms. However, the maximum dosage of 3 mg of the active ingredient for adults, and 2 mg of the active ingredient for elderly patients should never be exceeded. Please note that this tablet contains 2 mg of the active ingredient.
Take the medicine just before bedtime. Do not take the medicine if you need to get up to do some work after sleeping for a few hours. Do not take the medicine with food or immediately after meal.
How effective are Lunesta tablets 2 mg from Japan for insomnia (Eszop, eszopiclone, eszopiclon)?
Lunesta tablets contain eszopiclone, a nonbenzodiazepine, cyclopyrrolone and active stereoisomer of zopiclone. It works by acting on benzodiazepine binding site situated on GABAA neurons as a positive allosteric modulator. Lunesta tablets open the chloride channels, causing hyperpolarization, inhibition of neuronal firing, and enhancement of the inhibitory effect of GABA. As the result, this medicine causes hypnotic effect and allows for an induction of sleep. Studies showed that patients taking eszopiclone fell asleep faster, had fewer nightly awakenings, experienced fewer nights awake per week, and slept longer than patients in the placebo group (B. D. Brielmaier. “Eszopiclone (Lunesta): a new nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent”. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center), 2006, January, 19(1): 54–59).
Who should take Lunesta tablets 2 mg from Japan?
Unlike many other sleeping agents, Lunesta tablets are approved for the long-term treatment of chronic insomnia from chronic anxiety, depression, alcohol or substance abuse or withdrawal, medication use, or age-related changes in sleep. They work as a sedative and a central nervous system depressant. Eszopiclone has not been implicated in causing serum enzyme elevations or clinically apparent liver injury, so Lunesta tablets can be used even for patients with liver diseases, though with care.