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1. About zopisign

Zopisign is a type of sleeping pill that can be taken to treat bad bouts of insomnia.

It helps you fall asleep more quickly, and also helps stop you waking up during the night.

Zopisign 7.5 mg comes as tablets. It also comes as a liquid for people who find it hard to swallow tablets, but this has to be ordered specially by your doctor.

This medicine is only available on prescription.

2. Key facts

  • Zopisign takes around 1 hour to work.
  • Zopisign is usually prescribed for just 2 to 4 weeks. This is because your body gets used to it quickly and after this time it’s unlikely to have the same effect. Your body can also become dependent on it.
  • Common side effects are a metallic taste in your mouth, a dry mouth, and daytime sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you’re on zopisign 10 mg. Having them together can make you go into a deep sleep where you find it difficult to wake up.
  • Zopisign is also called by the brand name Zimovane.

3. Who can and cannot take zopisign

Zopisign can be taken by adults over the age of 18.

It’s not suitable for some people.

To make sure zopisign is safe for you, tell your doctor if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to zopisign or any other medicines in the past
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • have, a condition that causes muscle weakness
  • have breathing problems or  (where you stop breathing for short bouts while sleeping)
  • have had mental health problems
  • have had issues with alcoholism or drug abuse
  • are trying to get pregnant, already pregnant, or breastfeeding

4. How and when to take it

Dosage and strength

zopisign tablets come in 2 different strengths: 3.75mg and 7.5mg.

The usual dose is to take a 7.5mg tablet just before you go to bed. It takes around 1 hour to work.

A lower dose of 3.75mg may be recommended to begin with if you’re over 65 years old or have kidney or liver problems.

Taking a lower dose in these cases reduces the risk of excessive sleepiness and other side effects.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew it. You can take zopisign with or without food.

zopisign tablets come in 2 different strengths: 3.75mg and 7.5mg.

The usual dose is to take a 7.5mg tablet just before you go to bed. It takes around 1 hour to work.

A lower dose of 3.75mg may be recommended to begin with if you’re over 65 years old or have kidney or liver problems.

Taking a lower dose in these cases reduces the risk of excessive sleepiness and other side effects.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew it. You can take zopisign with or without food.

It’s important to take it exactly as your doctor has told you. You could be asked to take a tablet on only 2 or 3 nights each week, rather than every night.

It’s important to take it exactly as your doctor has told you. You could be asked to take a tablet on only 2 or 3 nights each week, rather than every night.

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