Zopiclone is a generic oral prescription sleep medication used to treat insomnia. The medication helps a person to fall asleep and sleep without waking during the night. Because Zopiclone is habit-forming, it should only be used short-term. Generally, it is not prescribed for longer than four weeks.
Choose a time to take Zopiclone when you know you will be able to get a full night sleep, which is equivalent to seven to eight hours.
Take your prescribed dose of Zopiclone before bedtime. Zopiclone is generally quick-acting. The exact time it takes to induce sleep varies with each individual. You will learn how long Zopiclone takes to work for you after you've taken the medication.
Speak with your doctor if Zopiclone does not help you fall asleep or if you wake up throughout the night after taking Zopiclone. Your doctor may increase your prescribed dose or prescribe a different medication.