About LUNESTA® (eszopiclone)

LUNESTA is a prescription sleep aid that has 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.

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.*

There are no restrictions on duration for taking LUNESTA. You can take it for the length of time your healthcare professional feels it is necessary.

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.

Do not take more LUNESTA than prescribed. LUNESTA acts quickly, so take it right before bed, and only if you have 7-8 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 or other sedative hypnotics. The morning after you take LUNESTA your ability to drive safely and think clearly may be decreased. Until you know how you will react to LUNESTA, you should not drive or perform other activities that require complete mental alertness the day after use. 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. LUNESTA may cause serious side effects that you may not know are happening to you including daytime sleepiness, not thinking clearly, acting strangely, confused or upset, or walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep. 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.

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.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information, please see the LUNESTA Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information.

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. The products discussed herein may have different product labeling in different countries. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare professional, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. Remember that no medicine is for everyone. Only your healthcare professional can prescribe LUNESTA for you.

This site is intended for U.S. residents 18 years of age or older.


LUNESTA is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to eszopiclone.
Hypersensitivity reactions include anaphylaxis and angioedema.