What is ZopFresh / Zopiclone and what does it do?
ZopFresh / Zopiclone is a fast-acting sleeping aid and is prescribed primarily to help with short term sleep problems. ZopFresh / Zopiclone belongs to a group of medicines called hypnotics. ZopFresh / Zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent used in the treatment of insomnia. ZopFresh / Zopiclone is molecularly distinct from benzodiazepine drugs and is classed as a cyclopyrrolone.
ZopFresh / Zopiclone affects the GABA receptors in the brain. GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric acid) is naturally occurring amino acid found in the brain and Zopiclone helps you sleep by increasing the sedative effect of GABA.
Why are ZopFresh / Zopiclone tablets prescribed?
ZopFresh / Zopiclone can be used to help patients who suffer from temporary as well as, long-lasting insomnia. ZopFresh / Zopiclone should help you sleep soundly without leaving you feeling drowsy the next day.
What is the safe term limit of taking ZopFresh / Zopiclone?
ZopFresh 10 mg is a very potent sleeping aid.
ZopFresh / Zopiclone is for adult use only and can be used safely for up to 4 weeks if considered suitable for you by your doctor. ZopFresh / Zopiclone is often prescribed for less than 4 weeks, as prolonged use may cause the medicine to be less effective and you may become dependent.
Is ZopFresh / Zopiclone right for me?
The suitability of ZopFresh / Zopiclone for you is based on your medical history as well as whether you take any other medicines, supplements or over the counter drugs as these may change how ZopFresh / Zopiclone works.
ZopFresh / Zopiclone tablets may not be suitable if any of the following conditions apply to you:
If you are allergic to Zopiclone or any of the ingredients listed on the label.
If you suffer from myasthenia gravis.
If you have any breathing problems, especially during sleep, such as sleep apnoea.
If you suffer from respiratory failure or difficulty of any kind.
If you have severe liver or kidney problems of any kind.
If you are under 18 years of age.
It is important that you discuss taking ZopFresh / Zopiclone with your doctor:
If you have been diagnosed with a personality disorder.
If you have ever been or are currently being treated for drug or alcohol abuse.
Also, if you feel you are unable to stop taking ZopFresh / Zopiclone to treat your sleep problems, there may be an increased risk of side effects associated with dependence.
Like any medicine, it is always important to reduce the risk of dependence, so always follow the recommended dose and never take this medicine for longer than the doctor's or the label’s instructions.