Lunesta Side Effects
Lunesta Side Effects – What you need to know…
Lunesta side effects are not uncommon as with many sleeping medications such as Lunesta or Ambien. These side effects can vary from patient to patient The side effects associated with Lunesta can be as mild as a light skin rash that disappears after a day or so, to a full blown allergic reaction that can include, vomiting, nausea and severe swelling of the throat and tongue.
Lunesta, also known as Eszopiclone, can cause the patient to become dizzy or drowsy and even cause problems with memory function and a lack of concentration as well as an unpleasant metallic taste in the mouth.
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Although these symptoms are considered mild they can progress to more severe symptoms such as hallucinations, changes in behavior or aggression, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
Lunesta is an FDA approved drug and as such it has a fairly low incidence of negative side effects. However, during FDA trials there were documented instances of negative side effects in approximately 2 out of 100 patients tested and more side effects were reported in older users.
This is not a complete list of all Lunesta side effects that may occur. If you have questions about Lunesta or its possible side effects. You are urged to contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
As with any drug you should talk with your health care provider or pharmacists before you stop taking Lunesta or if you are showing any symptoms or experiencing any discomfort.
Lunesta is available in several dosages; 1 mg, 2 mg, and 3 mg being the most common. You health care professional will ask you questions concerning your current health and any medication you may be taking that could have negative side effects when taking Lunesta.
It’s important that you let your health care provider know all medication you are taking and weather or not you consume alcohol as these facts will help determine the correct dosage and if Lunesta is right for you and your current health condition.
Marketed by Sepracor under the brand-name Lunesta, Eszopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic used as a treatment for insomnia. Eszopiclone is the active dextrorotatory stereoisomer of zopiclone, and belongs to the class of drugs known as cyclopyrrolones.It’s always a good idea to bring a complete list of any medications you are taking or plan on taking in the future and give this to your Doctor so they can take precautions and avoid any possible side effects of Lunesta.
Young children should not take Lunesta with out consulting a doctor and should be under direct parental supervision if Lunesta is prescribed
Lunesta is available in a generic form called Eszopiclone Whether you are taking the brand name Lunesta or the generic brand you should consult with your health care provider before taking the drug and ask him/her about other possible Lunesta side effects.