What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Eszopiclone to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Only When Necessary: INSUFF HUMAN DATA; RAT STUDIES SHOW INC POST-IMPLANTATION LOSS AT 200 X MRHD

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: RACEMIC ZOPICLONE EXCRETED; INFANT SEDATION POSS; LONG TERM CNS EFFECT UNKNWN

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Starting dose at 1 mg; do not exceed 2 mg. Increased cognitive impairment, delirium, and fall risk in the elderly. Avoid chronic use over 90 days.

Giving Eszopiclone to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Risk of dizziness, and psychiatric adverse effects (hallucinations, suicidal ideation). No significant effect on sleep onset latency.

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