Zopiclone - means of clinical and pharmacological group of sleeping pills.
Pharmacological Effects of zopiclone
Zopiclone is a hypnotic belonging to the group of tsiklopirrolona. The drug is considered to be "non-benzodiazepine" benzodiazepine receptor agonist. Zopikon has a good sedative, central muscle-relaxing, anxiolytic, amnesic and anticonvulsant properties. The drug enhances the processes in the brain by interacting with benzodiazepine receptors.
According to the reviews of zopiclone, the drug helps to reduce the time to fall asleep and increases the duration of sleep and reduces the number of awakenings during the night. It is noted that means almost no effect on the structure of sleep does not significantly reduce the amount of REM sleep. Repeated receptions accumulation of zopiclone was observed.
The drug is available in tablets of 7, 5 mg. In pharmacies dispensed by prescription only.
Instructions for zopiclone claims he is shown at:
- sleep disorders in the form of frequent nocturnal awakenings, when falling asleep or labored early awakening;
- situational, transient or chronic insomnia;
- with nocturnal asthma attacks;
- sleep disorders caused by chronic disorders.
Prohibited reception zopiclone patients with severe respiratory failure, hypersensitivity to the drug during pregnancy and lactation. Prohibited drug treatment of children and adolescents under 15 years of age.
Instructions zopiclone: methods of use
According to the instructions of zopiclone, it is recommended for use inside for the night. The average therapeutic dose is 7. 5 mg. Under conditions of severe insomnia is to increase the dose to 15 mg. Doctors note that people with impaired liver function, as well as elderly patients is recommended to use only 3, 75 mg.
An overdose of the drug is accompanied by deep and prolonged sleep. Doctors recommend to conduct symptomatic treatment.
At the doses recommended by the doctor and in compliance with all instructions tolerated the drug quite well, characterized by extremely low frequency postsomnicheskih violations. Yet, taking the drug may be accompanied by:
- mouthfeel metallic or bitter taste;
- gastrointestinal disorders in the form of vomiting and / or nausea;
- mental disorders (depressed mood, irritability and confusion).
Analyzing reviews of zopiclone, it should be noted that quite often are also allergic reactions that manifest themselves in the form of rashes and hives.
Keep Zopiclone should be out of the reach of children and dark place for no longer than 2 years.