August 09 2020

ZOPICLONE

List of brands containing zopiclone   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle zopiclone in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Korea] [ Mexico] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Zopiclone is a sleep inducing agent. It has been shown that shortens the time to sleep onset and reduces the incidence of nocturnal awakenings, thereby increasing the quality of sleep and waking in the morning.

Also, zopiclone is a drug with a sedative, anxiety-reducing properties, with the ability to fight convulsions and muscle relaxant effects.

Doctors prescribe zopiclone for disorders in the rhythm of sleep and for all forms of insomnia, especially when there are difficulties in falling asleep, either initially or after a premature awakening.

In most cases, only is needed a short-term treatment with this drug that generally should not exceed two weeks.

Treatment should be initiated at the lowest dose. Do not exceed the maximum dose.

Medizzine recommends that you consult your doctor if you are unsure why your doctor has prescribed zopiclone.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

Besides the active ingredient, this medicine can include wheat starch gluten-free , lactose, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sodium carboxymethyl starch, and magnesium stearate. The outer coating contains hypromellose and titanium dioxide (E171).

Warning

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

This medicine contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact with him before taking this medication.

This product contains wheat starch gluten-free. Celiac patients should consult their physician before use. Patients with a wheat allergy (different from celiac disease) should not take this medicine. This medication does not contain gluten.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use zopiclone

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance alprazolam, to drugs of the therapeutic class of benzodiazepines or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Stop taking zopiclone away if you have any rash or any other sign of allergy.

Also, you should not take this medicine:

- If you have breathing difficulties related or not with chronic sleep disorders or suffer severe muscle or liver problems.
- If you suffer any dependence to drug or alcohol, should not take zopiclone, unless indicated by your doctor. If you have any doubts consult your doctor.

Take special care with zopiclone

Before starting treatment make sure your doctor knows if you:

- Have any liver or kidney disorder,
- Suffer muscle weakness
- Have other diseases
- Have any allergy.

Risk of dependence

The use of zopiclone can lead to dependence or abuse. This occurs mainly after taking continuously for a long time.

To minimize the risk of dependence should be observed these precautions :

- Taking benzodiazepines will only prescription (never that have worked in other patients) and never be recommended to others.
- Not should increase the doses prescribed by the doctor,neither prolong treatment longer than recommended.
- Consult your doctor regularly to decide if you should continue the treatment.

By stopping the administration of this drug, may occur withdrawal symptoms.

In some cases, can appear a transient syndrome with but more intense symptoms than at first. It may be accompanied by other reactions including mood changes, anxiety, sleep disturbances and restlessness.

You should know that there is a possibility that this rebound effect could occur in order to minimize anxiety that can produce the appearance of these effects due to a cessation of treatment.

Treatment should be discontinued at the possible occurrence of reactions as restlessness, worsening of insomnia, irritability, aggression, delusions, rages, nightmares, hallucinations, abnormal behavior or other behavioral disorders, sleepwalking and other behaviors such as driving, eating etc. without remembering these facts because the patient is not fully awake.

After taking it, it is desirable to ensure that you can sleep without being woken for 7-8 hours.

If you have a liver or kidney disorder or suffer muscle weakness, your doctor will decide whether you should to take a lower dose of zopiclone or do not take it at all.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription. It is important, especially if you are taking:

This is extremely important because the simultaneous use of more than one drug may increase or decrease its effect.

Therefore, you should not take other medicines while taking zopiclone, unless your doctor is informed and has approved its use. For example, tranquilizers, sleep inducers, and similar drugs act on the brain ornerves and may increase the effect of zopiclone.

These medicines include:

- Drugs used to treat mental illness (antidepressants, antipsychotics),
- Anxiolytics and sedatives,
- Strong painkillers for severe pain (anesthetics),
- Anticonvulsants (for seizures),
- Antihistamines.

Coadministration of erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole and ritonavir with zopiclone may increase the effect of the latter.

Conversely, the coadministration of rifampicin (medicine for infection), carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin (medicine for the treatment of epilepsy) and St. John's wort with zopiclone may decrease the effect of it.

Use with food and beverages

During treatment avoid alcoholic beverages. The effect of alcohol may enhance the sedation, and this may affect the ability to drive or operate machinery. If you need further information about this question, consult your doctor.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy

The use of zopiclone is not recommended during pregnancy.

Before starting treatment, your doctor should know if you are pregnant or suspect it or if you are planning to be pregnant. Then, the doctor will decide if you can take zopiclone.

Nursing mothers:

Zopiclone is excreted in breast milk so the use of this medication is not recommended during lactation.

You should consult with your doctor the advisability of taking zopiclone while breastfeeding your child.

Children:

This medicine should not be used in children under 18 years.

Elderly:

If administered to elderly, can be affected by zopiclone to a greater extent than younger patients.

If you are elderly, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose and check your response to treatment. Please carefully follow the instructions of your doctor.

Driving and using machines

Depending on your individual response can be affected your ability to drive or operate machinery; therefore appropriate that before performing these activities, ensure your reaction to zopiclone is adequate.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use zopiclone     

Follow carefully the instructions of use of zopiclone provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given on this website, that may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Depending on the nature of your disease, age, and weight, your doctor will prescribe the right dose.

In elderly patients suffering from any disorder from liver or kidney or muscle weakness, the doctor will prescribe a lower dose.

Take the medicine right before bed and swallow the tablet without chewing, with water or another nonalcoholic beverage.

Normally it will not take more than 20 minutes to fall asleep after taking zopiclone and is convenient to ensure that you can sleep without being woken for at least 7-8 hours. Otherwise, although this happens rarely, you may not remember what happened while you were awake (anterograde amnesia).

To avoid withdrawal symptoms, you should not stop taking the medication abruptly, especially if you have been taking for a long time.

Each individual dose should not exceed the limits set and the total daily dose either, unless your doctor may prescribe a higher dose.

The usual doses are:

- Adult: 7.5 mg zopiclone.
- In the elderly and patients with liver or kidney disease or chronic respiratory failure, treatment will start with 3.75 mg of zopiclone, increasing if necessary till a dose double (7.5 mg).
- Children (under 18): its use is not recommended.

Never change yourself the dose prescribed.

If you think that the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take zopiclone     

If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.

If a doctor prescribes another medicine , tell you are taking zopiclone.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of zopiclone. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with zopiclone at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with zopiclone, immediately consult your doctor.

If you use more medicine than you should

If you have taken more medicine than you should, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to the nearest hospital, carrying the pack with the rest of medicine not consumed

Overdosage with zopiclone is usually manifested by varying degrees of depression of the central nervous system, which can range from drowsiness to coma, according to the amount ingested.

In mild cases, symptoms include drowsiness, confusion, and lethargy; in serious cases, may appear incoordination of movements, hypotonia, hypotension, respiratory depression, coma and very rarely can be fatal. Generally, overdose does not represent a threat to life, unless combined with other central depressants medicines (including alcohol).

Other risk factors may be the existence of diseases and state of weakness that may increase the severity of symptoms.

If you forget to take zopiclone

Do not take a double dose to compensate forgotten individual doses.

If you stop taking zopiclone

After sudden cessation of treatment, can occur restlessness, anxiety, rebound insomnia, tremor, sweating, palpitations, anxiety, tension, confusion, irritability, restlessness, agitation, lack of concentration, delirium, nightmares, headache or muscle, hot flashes and, very rarely, seizures.

Is not recommended, in general, stop abruptly the treatment but gradually reduce the dose according to your doctor's instructions.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of zopiclone     

Like all medicines, zopiclone can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Most patients tolerate zopiclone but some, especially early in treatment are somewhat tired or sleepy during the day.

The most common side effects are:

Nervous system disorders:

Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, vertigo, decreased alertness, confusion, amnesia (the patient can not remember what happened while he was awake after taking the medicine, therefore, must ensure that you can sleep as long as necessary,for at least 7-8 hours without interruptions).

Eye disorders: Double vision.

Gastrointestinal disorders:

Bitter taste, upset stomach (dyspepsia), nausea, dry mouth.

Disorders of the skin: Itching, rashes.

Musculoskeletal disorders:

Muscle weakness, decreased muscle tone, decreased ability to coordinate movements (ataxia).

General disorders: Fatigue.

Immune system disorders: Angioedema and/or anaphylactic reactions.

Hepatobiliary disorders: Increased liver enzymes.

Sexual disorders: Changes in sex drive.

Psychiatric disorders:

Hallucinations, agitation, nightmares, confusion, irritability, restlessness, aggression, delusions, rages, psychosis, abnormal behavior and other behavioral disturbances associated with amnesia, somnambulism.

Dependence

The administration of medication can cause physical and psychological dependence. Discontinuation of therapy may result in the occurrence of adverse effects after discontinuation of treatment such as sleep disorders, anxiety, hallucinations, palpitations, tachycardia and, in rare cases, seizures.

Depression:

The use of the drug may unmask existing depression. Since insomnia can be a symptom of depression, if it persists, see your doctor to assess your situation.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the container, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing zopiclone     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle zopiclone in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Korea] [ Mexico] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

TERRY WHITE CHEMIST ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE APOTEX 7.5 mg, tablets
CHEMMART ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
BLOOMS THE CHEMIST ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
GENRX ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
APO-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
PHARMACY CLINICE ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
IMOVANE 7.5 mg, tablets
IMREST ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets

Brazil:     

ZOPICLONA ARROW 7.5 mg, 20 tablets
ZOPICLONA SANOFI-AVENTIS 7.5 mg, 20 tablets

Canada:     

APO-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
APO-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
AVA-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
AVA-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
CO ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
CO ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
DOM-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
DOM-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
IMOVANE 7.5 mg, tablets
JAMP-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
JAMP-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
MAR-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
MAR-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
MINT-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
MINT-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
MYLAN-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
MYLAN-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
NOVO-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
NOVO-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
PHL-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
PHL-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
PMS-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
PRO-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
PRO-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
Q-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
RAN-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
RAN-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
RATIO-ZOPICLONE 3.75 mg, tablets
RATIO-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
RATIO-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
RHOVANE 7.5 mg, tablets
RIVA ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
RIVA ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
SANDOZ ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
SANDOZ ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
SEPTA-ZOPICLONE 5 mg, tablets
SEPTA-ZOPICLONE 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE MELIAPHARM 5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE MELIAPHARM 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SANIS HEALTH 5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SANIS HEALTH 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SIVEM PHARMA 5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SIVEM PHARMA 7.5 mg, tablets

France:     

IMOVANE 3.75 mg, tablets
IMOVANE 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ALTER 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ARROW 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE BIOGARAN 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE CRISTERS 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE EG 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE MYLAN 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE RANBAXY 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE RATIOPHARM 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SANDOZ 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE TEVA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ZENTIVA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ZYDUS 7.5 mg, tablets

Germany:     

ESPA-DORM 7.5 mg, tablets
IMOVANE 7.5 mg, tablets
OPTIDORM 3.75 mg, tablets
OPTIDORM 7.5 mg, tablets
SOMNOSAN 7.5 mg, tablets
XIMOVAN 3.75 mg, tablets
XIMOVAN 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPI-PUREN 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLODURA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON 1A PHARMA 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON 1A PHARMA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON ABZ 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON ACTAVIS 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON AL 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON ARISTO 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE AXCOUNT 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON BETA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-CT 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-CT 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON HEUMANN 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON HEUMANN 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON HEXAL 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-NEURAXPHARM 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-NEURAXPHARM 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-RATIOPHARM 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-RATIOPHARM 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON SANDOZ 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON SANDOZ 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON STADA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-TEVA 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLON-TEVA 7.5 mg, tablets

India:     

LYZOP 7.5 mg, 10 tablets
ZICLONE 7.5 mg, 10 tablets
ZOLINOX 7.5 mg, 10 tablets
ZOLIUM 7.5 mg, 10 tablets
ZOPICON 7.5 mg, 10 tablets
ZOPITRAN 7.5 mg, 10 tablets

Italy:     

IMOVANE 7.5 mg, 20 tablets
ZOPICLONE EG 7.5 mg, 20 tablets

Japan:     

AMOBAN 7.5 mg, tablets
AMOBAN 10 mg, tablets
AMOBANTES 7.5 mg, tablets
AMOBANTES 10 mg, tablets
DOPAREEL 7.5 mg, tablets
DOPAREEL 10 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE AMEL 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE AMEL 10 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SAWAI 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE SAWAI 10 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE TCK 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE TCK 10 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE TOWA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE TOWA 10 mg, tablets

Korea:     

IMOVAN 7.5 mg, tablets

Mexico:     

IMOVANE 7.5 mg, 20 tablets

Turkey:     

IMOVANE 7.5 mg, 20 tablets

United Kingdom:     

ZIMOVANE LS 3.75 mg, tablets
ZIMOVANE 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE AAH PHARMA 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE AAH PHARMA 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ACTAVIS 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ACTAVIS 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ALMUS 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ALMUS 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ARROW 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE ARROW 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE GENERICS 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE GENERICS 7.5 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE KENT PHARMA 3.75 mg, tablets
ZOPICLONE KENT PHARMA 7.5 mg, tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

N/A

Date page update: October 26, 2010.