Eszopiclone is a drug used in the treatment of sleep disorders such as insomnia. It remains a short-term treatment option for those finding it difficult to maintain a regular sleeping pattern. Treatment must be short-term in order to establish and tackle the underlying cause of the problem. The drug works by enhancing what is known as the GABA-A receptor - the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
Eszopiclone is a prescription drug that is indicated for the treatment of sleep problems (insomnia). Eszopiclone can help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and reduce the number of times you wake up during the night. That way, you can have a better night's rest.
Eszopiclone is classified under a class of medicines known as sedative hypnotics. It works by increasing the production of particular chemicals in the brain that causes sleep.
Eszopiclone is used for shorter term treatment of insomnia, usually one to two weeks. If your inability to sleep continues for more than 14 days, consult your doctor for other treatments.