Reading Time: 3 minutes. A glowing green moth swoops through the night and into an open window, circling the beds of restless sleepers while a soothing voice-over promises quick and easy relief from insomnia with Lunesta. This non-narcotic sleep aid delivers on that promise — but the eight hours of uninterrupted slumber it brings come with a cost.
I have chronic problems sleeping. I have heard about a new sleep medicine called Lunesta. Does it have any advantages over other sleep drugs?
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The CDC considers sleep issues to be a public health concern. Benzodiazepine medications have traditionally been prescribed to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders, although these drugs are habit-forming and carry a large risk of being abused and individuals becoming dependent on and addicted to them. Enter non-benzodiazepine sleep aids, such as eszopiclone, known by the brand name Lunesta, which according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDAare said to act much in the same way as benzodiazepine drugs, but they are thought to have fewer side effects and less potential for dependency. Sedative-hypnotic drugs like Lunesta work by depressing some of the nerve firings in the brain that are related to the stress response and can keep people awake.
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Eszopiclone is used to treat insomnia trouble sleeping. It belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system CNS depressants, which slow down the nervous system.
ISSUE: FDAis advising that rare but serious injuries have happened with certain common prescription insomnia medicines because of sleep behaviors, including sleepwalking, sleep driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake. These complex sleep behaviors have also resulted in deaths. These behaviors appear to be more common with.
Lunesta is the most commonly prescribed brand-name sleep aid in the United States, according to the makers of the drug, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. The U. Lunesta, or eszopiclone in its generic form, is a nonbenzodiazepine sleep aid that has both hypnotic and sedative effects.
Lunesta is the brand name of the drug eszopiclone, which is used to treat insomnia. The medication is in a class of drugs called hypnotics, which work by slowing activity in the brain. Some people who took Lunesta exhibited unusual behaviors during sleep such as getting out of bed and driving a car, preparing and eating food, having sex, or making phone calls.