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Zopiclone - Carers UK Forum


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My old boss from aeons ago had been taken to hospital after an overdose of zoiclone. There's nothing I can do becase I hardly knew hi any more, but he was a lovely bloke and I'm quite upset about it. He'd apparently had trouble sleeping and had been taking these pills for several weeks.
I can't seem to be able to find out anything about them - can anyone enlighten me?


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About zopiclone

Zopiclone is a type of sleeping pill that can be taken to treat bad bouts of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep more quickly, and also helps stop you waking up during the night.

Zopiclone comes as tablets. It also comes as a liquid for people who find it hard to swallow tablets, but this has to be ordered specially by your doctor.

This medicine is only available on prescription.

Key facts

Zopiclone takes around 1 hour to work.

Zopiclone is usually prescribed for just 2 to 4 weeks. This is because your body gets used to it quickly, and after this time it's unlikely to have the same effect. Your body can also become dependent on it.

Common side effects are a metallic taste in your mouth, a dry mouth, and daytime sleepiness.

Don't drink alcohol while you're on zopiclone. Having them together can make you go into a deep sleep where you find it difficult to wake up.

Zopiclone is also called by the brand name Zimovane.

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