Zopiclone is best solution of short term insomnia. It is a non benzodiazepine hypnotic agent and member of the cyclopyrrolone group of compounds. It has high affinity for CNS binding sites of the GABA macromolecule receptor complex, inducing conformational changes which differ from those of established hypnotics. It rapidly initiate sleep without reduction of total REM sleep and then sustain it with preservation of normal slow wave sleep.
Indications:- Zopiclone is used for short term of insomnia, Chronic insomnia, difficulty in falling asleep, early awakening and nocturnal awakening and insomnia secondary to psychiatric disturbances.
Dosage for Adult: Zopiclone 7.5 – 15mg shortly before retiring
Elderly: Zopiclone 3.75mg may be increased if necessary.
Children: Appropriate dose has not been established.
Contraindications:- Decompensated respiratory insufficiency myasthenia gravis.
Special precautions: – Concomitant use of alcohol and other CNS depressants should be avoided.
Side Effects:- Mild metalic after taste, nausea, Vomiting and urticaria.
Sometime people suffering from these cause drowsiness, anti-depressant and allergy.
Thesedays, there are some licensed sleeping pills which known as benzodiazepines. These drugs originally developed to treat anxiety. Some insomnia patients have reduction in the levels of brain compared with normal sleepers.
Sleeping pills is available on prescription for adults over 55 and keep away to children.
Every insomnia patient should follow doctor’s advice for sleeping pills such that how to start, changing time, finishing of medication course. If you take pills
without doctor’s advice that can have serious effects on your health.