Lunesta is a sedative medicine. It disables chemicals in your brain that may cause insomnia. Lunesta is prescribed to treat insomnia, it helps patients to fall asleep and stay asleep.
How to take: Take exactly as prescribed, never take Lunesta during your normal waking hours, unless you have at least 8 hours to dedicate to sleeping.
Tell your doctor if you have a history of such conditions as liver disease, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or other lung diseases, a history of mental illnesses or suicidal thoughts, or drug and alcoholic addiction. Never take this medicine if you are allergic to Lunesta.
Common side effects include bitter metallic taste, dry mouth, disruption of REM sleep, double vision, drowsiness, memory impairments, dizziness, headaches, and fatigue. If you experience mood swings your doctor may consider discontinuing Lunesta. Less common side effects include heartburn, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, coated tongue, bad breath, anorexia or increased appetite, vomiting, tingling in the arms and legs, anxiety, memory loss, speech disorders, aggression.