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It is important to read the patient leaflet for a full list of side effects and cautions.
How Does Zimovane Work?
Zimovane is a type of sedative. It helps you to relax and fall asleep more quickly.
Zimovane works by increasing a chemical in the brain called GABA. GABA reduces the activity in the central nervous system, giving a calming effect that makes it easier to fall asleep.
The body can become accustomed to the sedative ingredient, zopiclone, making you feel dependent on it if it is taken for longer than a few weeks. If Zimovane is taken for a long time, you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you need to stop taking it. This is why your doctor will only prescribe a short course of Zimovane to manage an acute period of insomnia.
How is Zimovane Taken?
Zimovane is available as a film coated tablet. It should be swallowed with a small glass of water, and can be taken with or without food.
Zimovane should be taken at night, just before you go to bed. It usually helps you sleep within an hour of taking it.
Dosage of Zimovane
There are two strengths of Zimovane available: 3.75mg and 7.5mg.
Some people find that 3.75mg is enough to help them sleep, whilst others will need to take the higher dose of 7.5mg.
3.75mg is often recommended for people aged over 65 years, or those with liver or kidney problems. This is because for these groups, a higher dose may lead to excessive sleepiness the following day.
Your doctor may prescribe a Zimovane tablet once every three nights, rather than every night. You may be prescribed Zimovane but advised only to take it when required. It is important to take Zimovane exactly as your doctor has prescribed it.
Are there any Side Effects?
Like all medications, Zimovane can have some side effects. The most common side effects include:
If you feel sleepy, you must not drive or operate heavy machinery. A lower dose of Zimovane may better suit you.
These side effects may settle, but if they are troublesome you should speak to your doctor for advice.
Occasionally, more serious side effects can occur. These include:
If any of these side effects occur, you should speak to a doctor straight away.
If you have a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) including breathlessness, lip or tongue swelling, call 999 immediately.
Zimovane may not be suitable for everyone. You should tell your doctor if you:
Some medications can interact with Zimovane. You may be advised that Zimovane will not suit you if you already take:
You should also tell your prescriber about any herbal remedies or supplements you take. This will allow your prescriber to check that Zimovane will not interact with them
It is important that your doctor checks that Zimovane will suit you. Your doctor should complete a thorough health questionnaire and review your current medications before prescribing this medication.