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Eszopiclone

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Eszopiclone is a hypnotic (sleep-enhancing) drug used for short-term treatment of people with insomnia.

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, and Foods
In some cases, an herb or supplement may appear in more than one category, which may seem contradictory. For clarification, read the full article for details about the summarized interactions.

Avoid Avoid: Reduced drug absorption/bioavailability—Avoid these supplements when taking this medication since the supplement may decrease the absorption and/or activity of the medication in the body.

Food

Avoid Avoid: Adverse interaction—Avoid these supplements when taking this medication because taking them together may cause undesirable or dangerous results.

Alcohol

Depletion or interference

None known

Side effect reduction/prevention

None known

Supportive interaction

None known

An asterisk (*) next to an item in the summary indicates that the interaction is supported only by weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.

Interactions with Foods and Other Compounds

Food
Sleep onset may be delayed when eszopiclone is taken with or immediately following a heavy meal or one with a high fat content. For best results, take eszopiclone on an empty stomach.

Alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking eszopiclone may enhance unwanted side effects. Therefore, alcohol should be avoided.

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