If you have been taking this medication regularly for an extended period of time, do not stop taking it suddenly without talking with your doctor.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Zopiclone belongs to the class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It is used for the short-term and symptomatic relief of sleep disturbances. Zopiclone can help with difficulty falling asleep, frequent wake-ups during the night, or early morning awakenings. Zopiclone should usually not be taken for more than 7 to 10 consecutive days. It should be used only by people for whom disturbed sleep results in problems functioning during the day.
Do not take this medication if you:
5 mg Each round, white tablet, marked "IMOVANE 5" on one side and the logo "rPr" on the other, contains zopiclone 5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, dicalcium phosphate, lactose, magnesium stearate, and sodium carboxymethyl starch; coating: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and titanium dioxide.
The recommended adult dose of zopiclone ranges from 5 mg to 7.5 mg taken just before bedtime when required to help with sleep disturbances. This medication may be habit-forming and should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should not typically use zopiclone for more than 7 to 10 consecutive days.
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Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medication when a full night's sleep is not possible or before you would need to be active and functional. Impaired judgement and memory lapses may occur in such situations. Your body needs time to eliminate the medication from your system.
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Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
7.5 mg Each oval, scored, blue tablet, marked "IMOVANE" on one side and the logo "rPr" on each side of the score on the other side, contains zopiclone 7.5 mg. The 7.5 mg tablet can be broken into two equal parts of 3.75 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium phosphate dihydrate dibasic, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose; coating: carnauba wax, FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake, opadry II White 2, and polyethylene glycol.
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