Lunesta and Alcohol
Lunesta generic name eszopicione belongs to the family of drugs known as sedatives, also known as hypnotics and helps to adjust chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause insomnia.
It is suggested that you do not drink alcohol while using Lunesta, as the side effects will begreatly enhanced, not even moderate drinking.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, liver disease, sleep apnea, lung disease such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or COPD, history of depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Less serious side effects are day drowsiness, dizziness, memory or concentration problems, anxiety, depression, nervous feeling, headache, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, dry mouth, unpleasant taste or mild skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing,, swelling of face, lips, tongue throat, aggression, agitation, behaviour changes, thought of hurting yourself or hallucinations. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
Lunesta and Alcohol
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