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ZOP 7.5mg (Zopiclone)

$2.00
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Zop 7.5mg (zopiclone) x 30 $1.50 $60.00 $45.00
Zop 7.5mg (zopiclone) x 60 $1.00 $75.00 $60.00
Zop 7.5mg (zopiclone) x 90 $0.80 $120.00 $72.00
Zop 7.5mg (zopiclone) x 180 $0.70 $288.00 $126.00
Zop 7.5mg (zopiclone) x 360 $0.50 $594.00 $180.00

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Product Information

Zop 7.5 contains 7.5mg of the active ingredient Zopiclone which belongs to the sedative-hypnotic drug class. Zopiclone tablets are primarily prescribed as sleeping pills to help people suffering from falling asleep, people who wake up in the middle of the night or people who wake up too early in the morning and cause such distress. It works by enhancing the effects of the neurotransmitter GABA in limiting brain activity, thereby producing a “calming effect”. It is only used as a short-term treatment for insomnia, and may also be used for anxiety because of its “calming” effect.

 

Manufacturer

Zop 7.5 is manufactured by HAB Pharmaceuticals and Research Ltd.

 

Dosage

Dosage requirement varies per patient. Before taking this medication, patients must first consult a healthcare provider to get the right dosage requirement. Once prescribed by a doctor, a patient must strictly follow the dosage.

A Zopiclone tablet with the prescribed dose must be taken orally, swallowed whole with a glassful of water, at bedtime. This tablet may be taken before or after a meal. Treatment with this medication should start at the lowest dose possible. It should only be taken on a short-term course, usually up to 4 weeks, not to be used for more than 7 to 10 days in a row, for it is a habit-forming drug.

 

The following are the usual recommended dose of Zopiclone:

  • -5mg to 7.5mg at bedtime for adults
  • -Lower starting dose of 3.75mg for the elderly and patients with liver disease. The maximum dose for both the elderly and those with liver problems is 5mg. Dose may be adjusted with the advice of a physician.

 

The dose must not be increased without the advice of a healthcare provider. This medication must not be taken longer than prescribed for it may cause drug tolerance, hence making it less effective. Zopiclone must be taken when a full night’s sleep is possible, otherwise, memory lapses and impaired judgment may occur.

 

Contraindications

 People with known allergy to its active ingredient, Zopiclone, and all its inactive ingredients, must not take this medication.

 This medication is contraindicated to patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Severe liver disease
  • Severe breathing difficulties
  • Sleep apnea
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Depression

 

This medication is not recommended for use by pregnant women. Same goes for lactating women because Zopiclone passes onto breast milk and may affect the breastfeeding baby. However, it may only be used with the advice of a healthcare provider after outweighing the benefits over the risks.

 

Side effects

Side effects are unwanted effects from the drug despite being taken in proper dosage. Not everyone experiences side effects – some people have no side effects, while others may experience mild or severe side effects.

1% of patients taking Zopiclone have reported the side effects listed below. The most common side effect of Zopiclone is bitter taste in mouth. Other side effects include:

  • Appetite changes
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Tingling, prickly or burning sensation
  • Weight loss
  • Headache
  • Light headedness

 

The side effects listed below have been reported to be more common in elderly patients:

  • Agitation
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Increased salivation
  • Increased sweating
  • Trembling of fingers, hands, arms, legs or feet
  • Vomiting

Medical help must be sought if the following rare side effects occur for it may lead to severe problems when ignored:

  • Aggressiveness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Daytime anxiety or restlessness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Sleepwalking
  • Withdrawal effects
  • Signs of depression like weight changes, sleep changes, suicide thoughts, poor concentration or reduced interest in activities
  • Clumsiness or coordination problems – common in elderly patients
  • Confusion – common in elderly patients
  • Memory problems – common in elderly patients

Since Zopiclone (Zop) is habit-forming, withdrawal symptoms have been observed when this medication has been stopped abruptly after taking it regularly over a duration of treatment. Withdrawal symptoms include agitation, confusion, diarrhea, irritability, nervousness, rebound insomnia, tremors, vomiting, restlessness, and abdominal cramps.

Seek urgent medical attention if an allergic reaction to Zop occurs, characterized by nausea, vomiting, swelling of face or throat, and breathing difficulty.

The lists above are not the complete lists of side effects caused by Zop, consult a physician for more information.

 

Warnings and Precautions

A healthcare provider must be consulted prior to taking Zop in order to determine the safety of the medication. Special precaution is advised to patients with the following conditions:

  • Kidney or liver problems
  • History of mental illness
  • History of alcohol or drug abuse or history of personality disorders as the risk of drug dependence is higher

 

Performing activities while asleep has been reported, that patients do not even recall doing it after waking up. These activities may be sleep walking, sleep-driving, eating or preparing foods, or making phone calls. Alcohol and other sedative medications can increase the risk of these incidents.

Other medications that may interact with Zopiclone are, but not limited to the following:

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antipsychotic medications
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • SSRIs
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Opioid medications
  • Some antibiotics
  • HIV medications
  • Antifungals
  • Calcium channel blockers

 

Consult a healthcare provider for more information.

 

Zop and Alcohol

Alcohol consumption must be avoided when taking Zopiclone (Zop) to avoid increased sedative effects and increased risk of side effects like difficulty in breathing and doing activities while asleep.