LUNESTA is a prescription sleep aid that in clinical trials helped the majority of people with insomnia fall asleep and stay asleep, so they could wake up feeling rested.* There are many good reasons for you and your healthcare professional to consider LUNESTA.
The #1 prescribed branded sleep aid.‡
Over 31 million prescriptions have been written for LUNESTA to help patients treat their insomnia — a medical condition in which lack of sleep has a negative impact on the next day. Only LUNESTA is LUNESTA. There is no generic form available.
One of the most studied medications for insomnia.
In more than 30 studies involving thousands of people, LUNESTA has been shown to be effective in many different types of insomnia patients.
LUNESTA is approved to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.*
Most other sleep aids are approved to either help you fall asleep or stay asleep, not both.
LUNESTA can be taken for any length of time.
There is no specific time frame for taking LUNESTA. You can take it for as long or short as your healthcare professional agrees it is necessary.
For most people, LUNESTA doesn't lose its effectiveness.
When you find a LUNESTA dose that works for you, it should continue to keep working over time.
What happens when a patient stops taking LUNESTA.
Some people get "rebound insomnia" when they stop taking a sleeping aid. Their sleep issues become worse than they were before they started the medication. Most people who stopped taking LUNESTA did not have this problem.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION LUNESTA acts quickly, so take it right before bed, and only if you have 8 hours to devote to sleep. Do not take LUNESTA if you are allergic to anything in it. LUNESTA should not be taken together with alcohol. Until you know how you will react to LUNESTA, you should not drive or operate machinery. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problems. Walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. Other abnormal behaviors include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations and confusion. In depressed patients, worsening of depression including risk of suicide may occur. These risks may increase if you drink alcohol. Severe allergic reactions such as swelling of the tongue and throat occur rarely and may be fatal. Call your doctor if you experience these or any effects or reactions that concern you. LUNESTA, like most sleep medicines, carries some risk of dependency. Side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, morning drowsiness and dizziness.
INDICATION Lunesta® (eszopiclone) is a prescription sleep medicine used in adults for the treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include trouble falling asleep and waking up often during the night.