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Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone


Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone

Brand name: Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone Tablets by Sanofi

Treatment: Short term treatment of insomnia, transient, situational or chronic insomnia, and insomnia secondary to psychiatric disturbances.

Type: Nonbenzodiazepine Imidazopyridine

Quantity per pack: 28 x 7.5 mg tablets

Price per pill: £1.70

Active ingredient: Zopiclone

How Imovane Works

Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone Tablets by Sanofi are designed to treat sleep disorder and insomnia. They are a nonbenzodiazepine Imidazopyridine drug that are molecularly distinct from typical benzodiazepines. Zopiclone is actually classed as a cyclopyrrolone drug, however, it does increase normal transmission of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the central nervous system. It does so by modulating benzodiazepine receptors in the same way that benzodiazepines do. Which is why it is a popular short term treatment for different types of insomnia. These types Include:

  • difficulty falling asleep
  • nocturnal awakening and early awakening
  • transient, situational or chronic insomnia
  • insomnia secondary to psychiatric disturbances
  • in situations where the insomnia is debilitating or is causing severe distress for the patient.

Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone is a sedative, as it works by causing a depression or tranquilization of the central nervous system. It also falls under the therapeutic class as a nonbarbiturate hypnotic. Imovane is not recommended for prolonged use, as the body can become accustomed to its effects. When dosage is then reduced or the drug is abruptly stopped, withdrawal symptoms may result. These can include a range of symptoms similar to those of benzodiazepine withdrawal. Although withdrawal symptoms from therapeutic doses of zopiclone and its isomers (i.e., eszopiclone) do not typically present with convulsions and are therefore not considered life-threatening, patients may experience such significant agitation or anxiety that they seek emergency medical attention.

This product is a nonbenzodiazepine medicine called Imovane and is manufactured by Sanofi. A French pharma company who are actually the 7th biggest pharma company in the whole world. Zopiclone is sometimes referred to as ‘Zops’ by younger users. It is also known as a “Z-drug”. Zopiclone is also called by the brand name Zimovane.

Other Z-drugs include zaleplon and zolpidem and are believed to be less addictive than benzodiazepines.

Directions for use

Long term continuous use of this nonbenzodiazepine drug is not recommended. Imovane is strongly recommended as a short term treatment only for Insomnia and other similar types of sleep disorder. A course of treatment should employ the lowest effective dose, and should only be used for no longer than a week or two. Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone is a type of sleeping pill that can be taken to treat bad bouts of insomnia. Imovane works by helping you fall asleep more quickly. It also helps to stop you waking up during the middle of the night.

Zopiclone comes in the form of tablets. Most commonly manufactured in two dosages of 7.5 mg and 10 mg. It also comes as a liquid for those who find it hard to swallow tablets, but this has to be ordered for you specially by your doctor. Zopiclone normally takes around 1 hour to start working.

Do not drink alcohol while you’re on zopiclone. Having them together can make you go into a deep sleep where you find it difficult to wake up.

Before Using Imovane 7.5 mg zopiclone

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will need to discuss and then come to an agreement on. Before you start taking zopiclone, the following should be considered:

Side effects

Nonbenzodiazepine sleep medicines may cause a special type of memory loss or “amnesia”. When this occurs, one struggles to, or simply cannot remember what has happened during the several hours between use of the medicine and the time when its effects wear off. This is usually not a problem since most individuals fall asleep after taking the medicine. In most instances, memory problems can be avoided by taking zopiclone only when you are seeking to get a full night’s sleep of 7 to 8 hours before you need to be active again. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you think you are having memory problems.

Common side effects can include a metallic taste in your mouth, a dry mouth, and daytime sleepiness.

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Brand name

Imovane 7.5 mg Zopiclone Tablets by Sanofi


Short term treatment of insomnia, transient, situational or chronic insomnia, and insomnia secondary to psychiatric disturbances.

Quantity per pack

28 x 7.5 mg tablets

Price per pill


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