If you are:
Only When Necessary: INSUFF HUMAN DATA; RAT STUDIES SHOW INC POST-IMPLANTATION LOSS AT 200 X MRHD
Precaution: RACEMIC ZOPICLONE EXCRETED; INFANT SEDATION POSS; LONG TERM CNS EFFECT UNKNWN
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.