What are Sleeping pills?

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Sleeping pills do not belong to any particular group of medicines. These are drugs that, in addition to their main effect, also have sleep-inducing properties. Some of them, such as melatonin, can regulate the day-night rhythm. Since these are different preparations, sleeping pills UK have different effects on the sleep profile and a wide range of possible side effects due to their variable mode of action.

In addition to cognitive behavioral therapy, UK Sleeping pills are now part of the standard therapy for insomnia. Insomnia is understood to mean problems falling a sleep or staying asleep or waking up prematurely.

When should sleeping pills be used?

Difficulty sleeping is one of the most common symptoms patients complain about overall. According to scientific studies and surveys, around 15-20 percent of the population suffer from sleep disorders. Women, patients with neurological-psychiatric diseases and older people have significantly more sleep problems. However, before drug therapy (so-called pharmacotherapy) is initiated for a sleep disorder, a sleep medical evaluation must be carried out under optimal conditions, in which underlying psychiatric or organic diseases can be ruled out.

Individual nights with a reduced sleep quality but without other limitations in daytime well-being usually do not require therapy. If a behavioral sleep disorder is present, relaxation procedures such as autogenic training and compliance with so-called sleep hygiene measures should be attempted. This includes adhering to regular “going to bed times” and relaxing evening rituals, no major physical or mental stress and also no opulent meals 2 hours before going to the bedroom, the right temperature in the bedroom and much more (on sleep hygiene will follow shortly another post.)

Use during pregnancy and lactation

When using Zopiclone 10mg by a woman in the third trimester of pregnancy, a newborn may experience disorders of the nervous system, the occurrence of a withdrawal syndrome. If a woman, as prescribed by a doctor, took Zopiclone 10mg immediately before the onset of labor and childbirth, constant medical supervision of the newborn is necessary. At the time of treatment should stop breastfeeding (zopiclone passes into breast milk).

Side effects of Zopiclone 10mg

paradoxical reactions (increased insomnia, nightmares, nervousness, agitation, aggressiveness, fits of anger, hallucinations).

With the combined use of  Zopiclone10mg with other drugs that depress the central nervous system (including neuroleptics, other hypnotics, antiepileptic drugs, some antihistamine drugs, alcohol), mutual enhancement of effects is possible.

Zopiclone reduces the plasma concentration of trimipramine.

Dosage and administration

inside. The dose and duration of treatment is determined by the doctor strictly individually. The average dose is 7.5 mg once at night, the maximum dose is 15 mg. For patients over 65 years of age, patients with liver disease or chronic respiratory failure, half the dose (3.75 mg) is recommended. Course of treatment: from several days to 4 weeks.

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