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Lunesta

Identifier

002364

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 231

Background

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.

 

The source of the experience

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Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Insomnia treatments

Commonsteps

Hearing voices

References

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