What is Lunesta (Eszopiclone) used for?
What are the side effects of Lunesta (Eszopiclone)?
Eszopiclone may cause a severe allergic reaction. Stop taking eszopiclone and get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction including hives and nausea, also vomiting, or difficulty breathing including swelling of your face, lips also tongue, or throat.
Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity while not fully awake and later had no memory of it. This may include walking and driving or making phone calls. If this happens to you, also stop taking eszopiclone and call your doctor right away.
Serious injury or death could occur if you walk or drive while you are not fully awake.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- Such as anxiety and depression also aggression or agitation.
- Memory problems, also unusual thoughts, or behavior.
- Thoughts of hurting yourself.
- Confusion, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things).
Common side effects may include:
- Day-time drowsiness, or dizziness, “hangover” feeling;
- Headache, and anxiety.
- Such as dry mouth.
- Unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
- Cold or flu symptoms such as fever, also body aches, as well as sore throat, cough, including a runny or stuffy nose.
Neither Lunesta nor Ambien should be taken with:
- antianxiety medications
- muscle relaxants
- narcotic pain relievers
- allergy medications
- cough and cold medications that may cause drowsiness
- sodium oxybate (used to treat muscle weakness and narcolepsy)
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medications that you take, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements or herbal products.
Don’t drink alcohol while using sleeping pills.
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