Is Zolpidem better than Zopiclone?

    Zolpidem better than Zopiclone?

    Sleeping medications are an incredibly useful resource. They can provide much-needed relief to people suffering from a number of conditions. A lack of sleep can be very detrimental and can lead to excessive fatigue, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, high blood pressure and many more bad effects. The condition that causes a lack of sleep is known as insomnia. Two medications that are used to treat insomnia are Zolpidem and Zopiclone. You may be prescribed one of these if you are suffering from insomnia. When researching your medications you may be questioning why you have been prescribed one medication and not the other. In this article, we will answer the question of which medication is better. We will also provide further information on both medications including why you would need to use them, the type of medication that they are, and how you should use them.

    Are Zolpidem and Zopiclone the same?

    This is a common misconception about these medications. They are not the same medication, although they do belong to the same classification of medications. People sometimes think that Zolpidem and Zopiclone are the branded and generic names for the same medication, similar to Viagra and sildenafil. This is not the case, these medications simply treat the same conditions. There are branded versions of these medications available. Zolpidem's brand name is Ambien, which is a very well-known brand. The branded name of Zopiclone is Zimovane.

    Is Zolpidem better than Zopiclone?

    It is very hard to say which medication would work better for you and it is always the best idea to use the medication that is prescribed to you. The best option for you will depend on your own individual condition, your needs and your medical history. It is generally accepted that Zolpidem is a faster-acting medication that helps people to fall asleep faster, whereas Zopiclone is better at keeping people asleep for longer periods of time. The half-life of Zolpidem is shorter than Zopiclone which can mean it is less likely to make you feel drowsy or tired during the day.

    It is important to note that both of these medications will still have side effects and that you should only use them as directed by your doctor or prescriber. The most common side effects for both Zolpidem and Zopiclone include:

    • Drowsiness in the daytime

    • Headaches

    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Confusion or problems with memory

    If you are experiencing any of these side effects for an extended period of time then you may wish to speak to your doctor to discuss your medication.

    Why would I use Zolpidem?

    People will most commonly use Zolpidem to help treat insomnia. Insomnia is a condition that causes the sufferer to find difficulty falling and staying asleep. Zolpidem is perfect for those that struggle to fall asleep as it is very fast acting. Doctors and prescribers will typically prescribe Zolpidem to insomnia sufferers with this symptom. Zolpidem also has a short half-life which would be good for people who are prone to drowsiness in the daytime after using sleeping medication.

    Why would I use Zopiclone?

    Zopiclone is also used to help treat people suffering from insomnia. Unlike Zolpidem, Zopiclone takes a little longer to work, but it will keep someone asleep for longer periods. This makes it ideal for those people that can fall asleep okay, but struggle to remain asleep. Zopiclone is also good for people who do not experience many side effects of sleeping medications as it has a longer half-life than Zolpidem.

    What type of medication is Zolpidem?

    Zolpidem is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics. Sedative hypnotics are often used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other sleep-based conditions. They are very effective at treating the conditions they are meant to, however, due to their nature they can become habit-forming and you may become addicted to them if they are not used responsibly and as advised. 

    What type of medication is Zopiclone?

    Zopiclone is also a sedative hypnotic medication. Sedative hypnotics, as mentioned, are sued to treat insomnia, anxiety, and other sleep-based conditions. They work by slowing down brain activity by enhancing the activity of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitter in the brain. This neurotransmitter helps to reduce activity in the nerve cells of the brain. By doing this it has a calming effect on the brain that can lead to tiredness and relaxation.

    Zolpidem vs Zopiclone

    Medication

    Price Per Tablet

    Strengths

    Packet Sizes

    ZolpidemFrom £4.405mg or 10mg10 or 20 tablets
    ZopicloneFrom £4.803.75mg or 7.5mg10 or 20 tablets

    How is Zolpidem taken?

    The Zolpidem that you can buy from EU Meds is in tablet form. The instructions to take Zolpidem are as follows. You should take your prescribed amount of tablets orally with the help of water just before you go to bed. You can take your tablet with or without food. The tablets should work relatively quickly and get you to sleep in no time. 

    How is Zopiclone taken? 

    Zopiclone is also to be taken orally with the help of water just before bed. It can also be taken with or without food. If you forget to take your medication directly before bed but you then remember later in the night you should only take the missed dose if you are able to get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. If this is not able to happen then you should not take a dose. Your next dose may be taken as normal the following night.

    Can I get Zolpidem online?

    Yes, you can purchase Zolpidem online from EU Meds. You will first need to have a free online consultation to ensure that this is the correct medication for you. When your consultation has been approved then you will be able to select your delivery method and complete your purchase.

    Can I get Zopiclone online?

    The process of buying Zopiclone online from EU meds is the same as purchasing Zolpidem. You will need to complete an online consultation to ensure it is right for you. If your consultation is successful you will be able to purchase your medication. 

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