There is no way of knowing how your body will react to LUNESTA. If your insomnia gets worse or doesn't improve within 7 to 10 days, you should speak to your healthcare professional. There may be another condition that is disrupting your sleep patterns.
LUNESTA is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to eszopiclone. Hypersensitivity reactions include anaphylaxis and angioedema.
Guide to Taking LUNESTA
Here are some tips for taking LUNESTA.
Decide on a sleep plan with your healthcare professional and take LUNESTA only as prescribed.
Be sure to take LUNESTA with water right before bed.
LUNESTA should never be taken with alcohol.
Keep a Sleep Diary to understand more about your sleep patterns.
Only take LUNESTA if you have 8 hours to devote to sleep.
Explore Project Luna™ to find out what else you can do to develop healthy sleep habits.
Some people experience an unpleasant taste after taking LUNESTA. Here are some simple suggestions that may work for you:
Drink a full glass of water when you take LUNESTA.
Swallow the pill immediately.
Take the pill whole, don't chew or crush it.
Drink orange juice or something acidic (except grapefruit juice) when you wake up.
Brush your teeth and tongue.
Use chewing gum or mouthwash.
If you experience any side effects that concern you, talk to your healthcare professional. 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. In addition, contact Sunovion Drug Safety and Adverse Events at 1-877-737-7226.
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.