Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sleep aid drug that poses high danger of being misused and usually recommended only to treat intense sleeping disorder. This medication should only recommended as temporary solution, because of its rapid habit forming potential.
Lunesta is a Central Nervous System(CNS) depressant generally prescribed as a treatment for insomnia. Because it is seen as a simple sleeping pill, its potential for addiction is often downplayed.
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In fact, Because of the high potential for addiction and abuse, the Lunesta is only prescribed by most of the doctors for short-term use to treat acute insomnia.
Individuals who are addicted to Lunesta may
- Continue to take Lunesta even after the expiry of their prescription
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Repeatedly avoid giving up Lunesta
- Always postponing stopping to take Lunesta
- They fear that their life will be affected if they quit taking the medication
- Depend on the medication to get a high
- Display cravings for the drug
- To enhance the impact of Lunesta on the users combine it with any other sedatives
It is common to notice people suffering from withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety when they discontinue taking Lunesta after long-term use. Treating Lunesta addiction at a rehab centre under professional care and supervision increases chances of success as the symptoms can be horrible.
Health professionals can help Lunesta users safely detox at a treatment centre by administering withdrawal medications and monitoring their vital signs. The therapists also monitor the sleep patterns of the patient and recommend how best to adopt their lifestyle so as to overcome the sleep disorder. The treating medical professional will also help identify any underlying mental and emotional problems that could have led to the dependency.
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Learn About Lunesta Or Eszopiclone
A non-benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic Lunesta is the brand name of eszopiclone that is prescribed to treat insomnia. It is placed in the group of popular sleep-inducing sedatives commonly known as "Z-drugs", alongside Ambien and Sonata.
Lunesta is available in 1mg, 2mg or 3mg round white or blue tablets. Lunesta has been designed for oral administration but in order to intensify its effects when users are accustomed to snorting the drug.
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. This drug is not available for purchase over-the-counter but people who are addicted may find illicit methods for buying the drug. In the street, Lunesta also goes by the names of zombies and sleep easier.
Lunesta Misuse Effects
Some people become dependent on this drug as a result of using it as sleeping pills. The usage of Lunesta beyond the prescribed dosage is considered as abuse. Lunesta tempts individuals to mishandle the medication for the following reasons. To be specific, it gives continuous, profound rest, which can enhance energy levels and better brain function when they are awake. The high degree of peace and sleepiness it gives. Lunesta abuse is considered dangerous because it can increase the risk of an overdose.
Abusive behaviours include
- Using the medication for other reasons not related to a disease condition
- Crushing the pills into a powder and snorting it
- Taking more than the recommended dose
- Utilizing Lunesta without a doctor's advice for extended period of time
A Lunesta overdose may produce various symptoms which are also dependent on other things such as how much the person has taken and for how long they have been on the drug including the fact whether they have taken the drug with another sedative like alcohol. The following symptoms may indicate an overdose
- Abruptly passing out
- Respiratory distress
- Prolonged unconsciousness
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.
Popular Drug Combinations Of Lunesta
Lunesta is sometimes combined with other drugs while taken. People believe that a combination of Lunesta with other drugs will increase the effects of both substances. Numerous people are not aware of the perilous effects of polydrug utilization.
The drug's common adverse side effects can be intensified by mixing it with other sleeping pills, including
- Daytime fatigue
- Unusual unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Cold like symptoms
- Throat infection
Both alcohol and Lunesta inhibits the performance of the central nervous system, making mixing them very deadly. Lunesta effects increase when it is mixed with resulting in light-headedness, sleepiness, wandering mind, lack of clarity and poor judgment. The individuals who binge drink while taking Lunesta will experience difficulty breathing and their pulse can fall.
The risk of overdose increase when Lunesta is taken with other drugs, and it can be fatal.
Statistics Of Lunesta Abuse
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