Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a sleeping medication, commonly prescribed to treat acute insomnia, it comes with a high potential for abuse. An addiction to Lunesta can develop fast and therefore, this drug is just intended for short-term use.
The Lunesta is commonly used to treat sleep disorders as it is a sedative-hypnotic. Many people don't know that someone can become dependent on the drug because doctors do recommend it as a sleeping aid.
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Specialists normally endorse Lunesta only as a temporary solution for intense sleep deprivation in light of its addictive potency.
Symptoms displayed by Lunesta Addicts
- When it is no longer needed for health reasons, the user still uses it
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- They become vulnerable and cannot stop using Lunesta
- Increase their dosage without consulting their doctor
- Feel as if their quality of life will decrease if they stop taking the drug
- Use the drug to get a high
- Longing for the medication
- Combining Lunesta with other CNS depressants for stronger effects
Insomnia and anxiety kind of withdrawal symptoms may appear for the people who quit taking Lunesta after long-term use. Medical practitioners at clinics and other facilities will speed up the recovery despite the fact that breaking dependence on the drug is very hard because the discontinuation signs are very strong.
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. The adjustment that can help an addict get a better sleep can be identified when user's sleep pattern is closely analysed the medical practitioners. Any psychological issues faced by the addict will also be evaluated by a therapist to understand whether the addiction is a result of such reasons.
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Learn About Lunesta Or Eszopiclone
Eszopiclone going by the brand name Lunesta is a central nervous system (CNS) oral depressant pill that has been approved by the FDA as a prescription for treating sleep disorders. 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.
Lunesta pills are round in shape, white or blue in shading, and come in strengths of 1 mg, 2 mg or 3 mg. Lunesta has been designed for oral administration but in order to intensify its effects when users are accustomed to snorting the drug.
Lunesta binds the receptors in the brain to slow overactive brain function which helps the users fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Sleepiness and reduced instability result from this.
Lunesta in just intended for short-term use because of the highly addictive properties of the drug. The medication can't be purchased from the pharmacy. Though dependent individuals may discover methods to buy it unlawfully. Common names for Lunesta incorporate sleepers, zombies and sleep easier.
Effects Of Abusing Lunesta
A number of users of Lunesta incorporate the drug with their nightly routine as a regular sleep aid, and this can lead to continued abuse and subsequent addiction. The usage of Lunesta beyond the prescribed dosage is considered as abuse. Lunesta tempts individuals to mishandle the medication for the following reasons. The ability to assimilate information and more strength results from the ability to sleep well and thus have more energy after using the drug. Many mishandle Lunesta in light of the fact that it provides a calm and serene feeling and makes them lethargic. Abuse of Lunesta increases the user's risk of overdose, therefore, it can be dangerous.
Abusive behaviours include
- Using the drug for any reason other than its intended purpose
- Sniffing the drug after grinding it
- Taking more than the prescribed measurements
- Utilizing Lunesta without a doctor's advice for extended period of time
The symptoms of a Lunesta overdose may differ depending on various factors, including the amount of the drug that the person consumed and whether other drugs or alcohol were also taken. The following symptoms may indicate an overdose
- Passing out abruptly
- Respiratory distress
- Prolonged unconsciousness
Lunesta cannot be classified as a gateway drug but continued usage can motivate individuals to increase their dosage, which can lead to potentially fatal conditions.
Typical Drug Mixtures That Include Lunesta
Lunesta is in some cases consumed along with different medications. A few people blend Lunesta with different medications to increase the impacts of both substances. The danger in combining other drugs with Lunesta is unknown to some people.
The drug's common adverse side effects can be intensified by mixing it with other sleeping pills, including
- Sleepiness during the day
- Strange or unpalatable taste in the mouth
- Nasal congestion
- Pain in the throat
The alcohol and Lunesta both are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, therefore, combining them is especially dangerous. Lunesta effects increase when it is mixed with resulting in light-headedness, sleepiness, wandering mind, lack of clarity and poor judgment. Excessive drinking while taking Lunesta can cause difficulties in breathing along with hypotension.
There may be deadly consequences when a person uses beyond the recommended dosage when Lunesta and other drugs are combined.
Lunesta Misuse And The Stats
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