What is Zimovane Used For?

12th January 2023

What is Zimovane used for?

Zimovane is the brand name for Zopiclone, a sedative-hypnotic medication that is used to treat conditions such as insomnia. Zopiclone is a relatively well-known medication, however, when it is referred to by its brand name people need clarification about what it actually is. If you have heard about Zimovane, or if you have been prescribed Zimovane then this article is perfect for you. We will answer the most commonly asked questions about Zimovane including what it is used for, how it actually works, precautions with using it, as well as who can actually use it. When you have more information about your medication you feel more at ease when using it. 

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Which health conditions is Zimovane used to treat?

Zimovane is used to treat insomnia, a condition that causes sufferers to find it hard to fall or stay asleep. Zimovane is not typically prescribed to treat other health conditions, however, it may be used off-label for other purposes as determined by a doctor, although this is uncommon. Zimovane is available as both branded and generic medications. The generic medication name for Zimovane is zopiclone. Your doctor will generally prescribe you Zimovane, however, if they prescribe you zopiclone then you can also use Zimovane. 

What form does Zimovane come in?

The Zimovane that you can purchase online from EU Meds comes in tablet form. This is also the case for the generic zopiclone that you can also purchase. 

What strength is Zimovane available in?

Your doctor will tell you which strength of Zimovane would work best for you when they prescribe it to you. The two strengths of Zimovane that you can purchase online from EU Meds include 3.75mg and 7.5mg. Sometimes, you will need the higher strength of Zimovane, however, this will depend on whether your doctor feels you need a stronger medication.

How does Zimovane work?

Simply knowing what a medication does is not enough for some people. They will be interested to know exactly how their medication works. So, how does Zimovane (Zopiclone) help to treat insomnia?

How does Zimovane affect sleep?

Zimovane belongs to a class of medication called sedative-hypnotics. This class of medications works by slowing down the central nervous system in an attempt to promote heightened levels of relaxation that will then help people to fall asleep. One of the chemicals that is released by the brain that helps concentration is called gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. Zimovane works by helping GABA to boost relaxation as well as helping to calm the brain which will enable you to get to sleep easier. Zimovane can also help you to sleep for longer periods by keeping your brain calm whilst you are asleep. 

How long does Zimovane take to work?

Zimovane will be prescribed for you to use for about two or three nights per week, as opposed to every night. You will also only be prescribed Zimovane for two to four weeks. This is because your body will quickly become used to the medication and it will not be giving you the results you desire. You should take your prescribed dosage just before you go to bed. This will begin to work around one hour after you take it and should be effective throughout the night. 

Is Zimovane usage addictive?

The medication in Zimovane, zopiclone, is a non-benzodiazepine. The way the medications work however is similar to benzodiazepines which can lead to addiction or dependence. This is another reason as to why you will only be prescribed Zimovane for a short period of time, to lower the risk of dependence.

Are there any withdrawal symptoms from using Zimovane?

There can be some withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Zimovane. These are less common when you only use it for short periods of time. When you have longer periods of Zimovane use, which is uncommon, you are more likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.

How long is it recommended to use Zimovane for?

You should only ever use your prescribed medication for the amount of time your doctor has outlined. You should make sure not to use your medication for too long as this can lead to dependence.

Who can use Zimovane?

Zimovane, like all other prescription medications, may only be suitable for some people to use. Here are some commonly asked questions about who can, or cannot, use Zimovane to help their insomnia. 

Can pregnant women use Zimovane?

The use of Zimovane has not been extensively studied so it can be hard to say whether or not it can be used by pregnant women. There is, however, evidence that suggests using Zimovane towards the end of pregnancy increases the risk of the unborn child being born with complications. In general, pregnant women should not use Zimovane unless they have been specifically told to by their doctor.

Can women who are breastfeeding use Zimovane?

Zopiclone will pass through into the breast milk of breastfeeding mothers in very small amounts. This means that mothers can use Zimovane, however, they need to be vigilant for any effects that their babies may have. If you are looking to use Zimovane but are also breastfeeding then you may wish to consult with your doctor to get clarification on your specific condition.

Can you use Zimovane if you take other medications?

When you have been prescribed Zimovane you should tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications. Your doctor will then be able to tell you if you need to be cautious, or if you can go ahead and use Zimovane without having to be concerned. It is important to note that you should not use Zimovane if you have consumed alcohol or taken any drugs that could leave you feeling sleepy.  

Should you use Zimovane to fix your sleep problems?

If you feel that you are suffering from insomnia then you should go to your doctor to have a consultation. Your doctor will be able to diagnose you and they can potentially prescribe you with medication such as Zimovane. Zimovane is a great treatment for short-term insomnia, however, it will not effectively help with long-term insomnia. 

Where can you get Zimovane online? 

You can purchase your prescription Zimovane online from EU Meds. By shopping with us you can be sure you will get legitimate medication for a great price, and fast. 

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