Zopiclone can be taken with or without food, before your bedtime.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the medicine label or as advised by the pharmacist.
Long term use of this medicine, especially at high doses, may result in dependence. You may start to rely on this medicine and experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking it. Repetitive use of this medicine may also result in reduced effectiveness, even at the same dose.
To prevent this from occurring
If you have been taking this medicine on a regular basis for some time, consult your doctor on the appropriate way to discontinue this medicine. Sudden discontinuation of this medicine may result in withdrawal symptoms such as increased anxiety, sleep disturbances and headache. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if such symptoms occur.
Avoid taking alcohol while you are on this medicine as it will cause excessive drowsiness.
This medicine is usually taken on an as need basis, do not take it more often than told by your doctor.
If taken on a regular basis take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at your usual timing. Do not take more than one dose at the same time or during the same day. (Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses).
If you take more than the dose prescribed to you by your doctor, consult your doctor or health care professional immediately.
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