Lunesta [Eszopiclone] is a sleeping medication which is commonly prescribed to treat acute insomnia but has a high potential for abuse. Lunesta is given only for short period as dependency can be realized quite fast.
Lunesta is used for the treatment of sleep disorders because it has been classified as a sedative hypnotic. It is often accepted as a benign or even a wholesome sleep aid which has led to its addictive potential being played down.
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Because people can become dependent to it, physicians use it as a temporary cure for sleeplessness and that's what people don't know.
A man who is dependent on Lunesta may
- Continue to take Lunesta even after the expiry of their prescription
- They distance themselves from friends and family
- Repeatedly put off quitting Lunesta
- Increase the dosage recommended to them without consulting their doctor
- They believe that not using it will make their life worthless
- Due to the intoxicating effect of the drug, they continue to take it
- Unusual desire to take the drug
- Begin mixing Lunesta with other drugs in order to increase its sedative potential
Insomnia and anxiety kind of withdrawal symptoms may appear for the people who quit taking Lunesta after long-term use. Beating a dependence on Lunesta can always be troublesome because of these dangerous side effects. However proficient treatment at an inpatient recovery can assist people in successfully overcome it.
Safe detoxification is best availed at a rehab treatment facility with medical professional and therapists who know how to recognize and treat withdrawal symptoms safely. Experts will monitor addict's sleep rest cycles and figure out which way of life changes could enhance their quality of life and sleep. A therapist will assess the user and recognize any psychological problems that may have contributed to their addiction.
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Lunesta Or Eszopiclone Awareness
The brand name of Lunesta is eszopiclone which is a known benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic prescribed in the treatment of insomnia. It is a member of a group of popular sleep inducing sedatives, which are commonly known as Z drugs and are similar to Ambien and Sonata.
The shape of Lunesta pills is circular, and the colour is white or blue. They are available in 1 MG or 3 MG strength. The medication is intended to be taken orally, however a few people sniff Lunesta to increase its intoxicating effect.
By depressing the nerve end receptors, Lunesta slows down the brain functions causing the user to sleep quicker and for longer. Sleepiness and reduced instability result from this.
The use of Lunesta is controlled and is only allowed for short period prescription only to avoid addiction. The addicted people may find ways to buy the drug illegally because it cannot be purchased over the counter. Zombies, sleepers, and sleep easiest are the street names for Lunesta.
Lunesta Abuse And Effects
People use Lunesta as a sleep aid and becomes part of their night routine. This can prompt to mishandle and consequent fixation. Lunesta usage of more than recommended dosage or period is abuse. The drug offers several benefits, which can motivate users to abuse Lunesta. To be specific, it gives continuous, profound rest, which can enhance energy levels and better brain function when they are awake. The drowsiness Lunesta causes along with the calm feelings is another reason why a number of people are abusing this drug. Lunesta abuse is considered dangerous because it can increase the risk of an overdose.
Abusive behaviours include
- If the original reasons for using the drug are disregarded when using it
- crushing the tablet and inhaling the powder
- Ingesting excess of the recommended dosage
- Obtaining and using Lunesta outside of specified period and dosage
The amount of the drug used, the inclusion of other sedatives or alcohol when using the drug may determine the health problems that is associated with addiction to the drug. The accompanying side effects may demonstrate an overdose
- Extreme fatigue
- Becoming unconscious
- Trouble breathing
Lunesta is not treated as a habit forming drug. However if a person consume it in high doses over a longer period of time, it can become highly lethal.
Common Lunesta Substance Combinations
Lunesta is in some cases consumed along with different medications. People believe that a combination of Lunesta with other drugs will increase the effects of both substances. This practice of using many drugs at once can be extremely risky.
The drug's common adverse side effects can be intensified by mixing it with other sleeping pills, including
- Daytime tiredness
- Head pain
- Foul taste in the mouth
- Nasal congestion
- Throat irritation
It has been suggested that alcohol must not be combined with Lunesta because both substances are central nervous system depressants [CNS]. Lunesta effects increase when it is mixed with resulting in light-headedness, sleepiness, wandering mind, lack of clarity and poor judgment. Trouble breathing may be faced by those who binge drink while taking Lunesta and their blood pressure can plummet.
There may be deadly consequences when a person uses beyond the recommended dosage when Lunesta and other drugs are combined.
Statistics Of Lunesta Abuse
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