Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Eszopiclone

  • Efrain Antonio GonzalezEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9264

Generic Name

Eszopiclone

Brand Name

Lunesta

Class

Non-benzodiazepine sedative/hypnotic

Proposed Mechanism(s) of Action

Alpha 1 isoform selective antagonist of GABA-A and benzodiazepine receptors.

Indication

Short-term treatment of insomnia

Off-Label Use

No common off-label use

Side Effects

Serious

Respiratory depression

Common

Sedation, headache, dizziness, nervousness, dry mouth, amnesia (dose dependent), anorexia, bitter taste, and impaired vision

References and Readings

  1. Physicians’ desk reference (71st ed.) (2017). Montvale: Thomson PDR.Google Scholar
  2. Stahl, S. M. (2007). Essential psychopharmacology: The prescriber’s guide (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

Additional Information

  1. Free Drug Online and PDA Software. www.epocrates.com.
  2. Free Drug Online and PDA Software. www.medscape.com.

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Utah State UniversityLoganUSA