Zimovane (Zopiclone Zopitin) 7.5 mg R
Product Name: Zimovane (Zopiclone) 7.5 mg
How does it work?
Zopiclone works by acting on receptors in the brain called GABA receptors. This causes the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the brain.
GABA is a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural 'nerve-calming' agent. It helps keep the nerve activity in the brain in balance, and is involved in inducing sleepiness, reducing anxiety and relaxing muscles.
Zopiclone can be used as a short-term treatment for insomnia. This includes difficulty falling asleep, waking in the night, waking early in the morning, sleeping problems related to psychiatric disorders and sleeping problems that are causing severe distress.
Zopiclone decreases the time taken to fall asleep and night-time awakenings, as well as increasing the total amount of time spent sleeping. However, it is only suitable for short-term treatment of insomnia (up to four weeks), as when used for longer periods it has a potential for dependence.
The medicine should be taken shortly before going to bed for the night.
Use with caution in:
Not to be used in:
Zimovane contain lactose and are not suitable for people with rare hereditary disorders of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Change in taste, such as a bitter or metallic taste.
The following medicines may increase the amount of zopiclone in your blood and this could increase its sedative effect, as well as increase the risk of its side effects. As a result your doctor may need to prescribe a lower dose of zopiclone if you are taking any of these:
The following medicines may decrease the amount of drug in your blood and so could make it less effective. As a result your doctor may need to prescribe you a higher than normal dose of zopiclone if you are taking any of these: