ESZOPICLONE- eszopiclone tablet, film coated 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Eszopiclone (ES-zoe-PIK-lone)

Tablets, Coated C-IV

Read the Medication Guide that comes with eszopiclone tablets before you start taking them and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about eszopiclone tablets?

 
• Do not take more eszopiclone tablets than prescribed.

Eszopiclone tablets may cause serious side effects including:

Complex sleep behaviors that have caused serious injury and death. After taking eszopiclone tablets, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing (complex sleep behaviors). The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. These activities may occur with eszopiclone tablets whether or not you drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy.

Reported activities and behaviors include:

 
• doing activities when you are asleep like:

Stop taking eszopiclone tablets and call your healthcare provider right away if you find out that you have done any of the above activities after taking eszopiclone tablets.

The morning after you take eszopiclone tablets your ability to drive safely and think clearly may be decreased. You also may experience sleepiness during the day.

Do not take eszopiclone tablets if you:

 
• have ever experienced a complex sleep behavior (such as driving a car, making and eating food, talking on the phone or having sex while not fully awake) after taking eszopiclone tablets.

What are eszopiclone tablets?

Eszopiclone tablets are a sedative-hypnotic (sleep) medicine. Eszopiclone tablets are used in adults for the treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include:

 
• trouble falling asleep

Eszopiclone tablets are not for children.

Eszopiclone is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep eszopiclone tablets in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away eszopiclone tablets may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.

Who should not take eszopiclone tablets?

 
• Do not take eszopiclone tablets if you have ever had a complex sleep behavior happen after taking eszopiclone tablets.

Eszopiclone tablets may not be right for you. Before starting eszopiclone tablets, tell your doctor about all of your health conditions, including if you:

 
• have a history of depression, mental illness, or suicidal thoughts

Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Medicines can interact with each other, sometimes causing serious side effects. Do not take eszopiclone tablets with other medicines that can make you sleepy.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take eszopiclone tablets?

 
• Take eszopiclone tablets exactly as prescribed. Do not take more eszopiclone tablets than prescribed for you.

What are the possible side effects of eszopiclone tablets?

Possible serious side effects of eszopiclone tablets include:

 
getting out of bed while not being fully awake and doing an activity that you do not know you are doing . (See “What is the most important information I should know about eszopiclone tablets?”)

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the above side effects or any other side effects that worry you while using eszopiclone tablets.

The most common side effects of eszopiclone tablets are:

 
• unpleasant taste in mouth, dry mouth

These are not all the side effects of eszopiclone tablets. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store eszopiclone tablets?

 
• Store eszopiclone tablets at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°F to 30°C (59°F to 86°F)

General Information about eszopiclone tablets

 
• Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about eszopiclone tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about eszopiclone tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

For more information, go to www.glenmarkpharma-us.com or call 1 (888) 721-7115.

What are the ingredients in eszopiclone tablets?

Active Ingredient: eszopiclone.

Inactive Ingredients: anhydrous lactose, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, and triacetin. In addition, both the 1 mg and 3 mg tablets contain FD&C Blue #2.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Medication Guide available at

www.glenmarkpharma-us.com/medguides

Manufactured by:

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited

Colvale-Bardez, Goa 403 513, India

Manufactured for:

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA

Mahwah, NJ 07430

Questions? 1 (888) 721-7115

www.glenmarkpharma-us.com

Repackaged By: Preferred Pharmaceuticals Inc.

October 2019

Revised: 5/2022
Preferred Pharmaceuticals Inc. USA