Eszopiclone (US brand name Lunesta® and generic) is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent. Here is basic information about this medication.
Treatment of insomnia (decreases sleep latency and improves sleep maintenance)
Initial: 1 mg orally, immediately before bedtime
Maximum (adults): 3 mg
Maximum (geriatric or debilitated): 2 mg
Maximum (hepatic impairment or taking potent CYP3A4 inhibitors): 2 mg
Note: a) Do not take with or immediately after a meal
b) Recommended only if at least 7-8 hrs remain before planned time of awakening
Dosage forms and strengths
Tablets: 1 mg, 2 mg, and 3 mg
Please refer to Prescribing Information (see link below) for complete discussion of dosage, administration, warnings and precautions, contraindications, etc.
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