Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Eszopiclone, marketed under the brand-name Lunesta , is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic. It is the active dextrorotatory stereoisomer of zopiclone, and belongs to the class of drugs known as cyclopyrrolones.
Eszopiclone is not marketed in the European Union following a 2009 decision by the EMA denying it new active substance status, in which it ruled that eszopiclone was too similar to zopiclone to be considered a new patentable product.
Eszopiclone acts on benzodiazepine binding site situated on GABAA neurons as an agonist. Eszopiclone is rapidly absorbed after oral administration, with serum levels peaking between 1 and 1.3 hours.The elimination half-life of eszopiclone is approximately 6 hours and it is extensively metabolized by oxidation and demethylation. Approximately 52% to 59% of a dose is weakly bound to plasma protein. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) isozymes CYP3A4 and CYP2E1 are involved in the biotransformation of eszopiclone; thus, drugs that induce or inhibit these CYP isozymes may affect the metabolism of eszopiclone. Less than 10% of the orally administered dose is excreted in the urine as racemic zopiclone. In the United States Eszopiclone is a schedule IV controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act .
On Jun, 25, 2015: 15,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Lunesta. Among them, 185 people (1.22%) have Hallucination.
On Jun, 5, 2015: 15,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Lunesta. Among them, 44 people (0.29%) have Hallucination, Auditory.
On Jun, 26, 2015: 15,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Lunesta. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Hallucination, Tactile.
On Jun, 26, 2015: 15,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Lunesta. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Hallucination, Olfactory.
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see also EROWID lots of experiences, for example
Woke Up In The Hospital - Eszopiclone (Lunesta) by I Rack EROWID
I went to the doctors office a few months ago and stole some lunesta samples out of boredom to try them..when I got home, I took one pill and 5 minutes later I wasnt feeling anything so I took another. The next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital with an IV in my arm praying that it was a dream. Come to find out, I had taken all of the pills I had which was about 25 mg worth. Not a good experience at all