eszopiclone


Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to eszopiclone: Zaleplon, Lunesta, Ramelteon

es·zo·pic·lone

 (ĕs′zō-pĭk′lōn)
n.
An oral sedative and hypnotic drug, C17H17ClN6O3, used to treat insomnia.

[es-, isomer pref.; see escitalopram + zopiclone, a sedative (perhaps (a)zo- + pi(perazine) + (cy)cl(o)- + -one).]
Translations

eszopiclone

n eszopiclona
References in periodicals archive ?
Eszopiclone, if used infrequently, is probably low risk in pregnancy.
Sunovion's drug development program, together with its corporate development and licensing efforts, has yielded a portfolio of pharmaceutical products including LUNESTA([R]) brand eszopiclone, XOPENEX([R]) brand levalbuterol HCl Inhalation Solution, XOPENEX HFA([R])brand levalbuterol tartrate inhalation aerosol, BROVANA([R]) brand arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution, OMNARIS([R]) brand ciclesonide nasal spray and ALVESCO([R]) brand ciclesonide HFA inhalation aerosol.
In both age groups, measures of sleep on-set and sleep maintenance improved significantly with eszopiclone (Lunesta), a sedative hypnotic approved by the U.
However, with the exception of eszopiclone, the benefits have not been studied for long-term use.
Currently marketed products include LUNESTA([R]) brand eszopiclone, XOPENEX([R]) brand levalbuterol HCl Inhalation Solution, XOPENEX HFA([R])brand levalbuterol tartrate Inhalation Aerosol, BROVANA([R]) brand arformoterol tartrate Inhalation Solution, OMNARIS([R]) brand ciclesonide Nasal Spray and ALVESCO([R]) brand ciclesonide HFA Inhalation Aerosol.
However, with the exception of eszopiclone, the benefits of these agents have not been studied for long-term use.
Eszopiclone did not affect the frequency or duration of daytime hot flashes, but it did yield significant benefits in the physician global evaluation of menopause symptoms, the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating scale score, the Greene Climacteric scale score, and in the vasomotor and physical domains of the Menopause Quality of Life scale.
Eszopiclone did not affect the frequency or duration of daytime hot flashes, but it did yield significant benefits in the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating scale score and in the vasomotor and physical domains of the Menopause Quality of Life scale.
Of the FDA-approved drugs, only two--the benzodiazepine receptor agonist eszopiclone (Lunesta) and ramelteon--were approved based on studies that lasted more than 30 days.
If the patient is having difficulty in the middle or the end of the night, something like eszopiclone or Ambien CR may be well suited," he pointed out.
Eszopiclone has been shown to be effective for 6 months in the treatment of primary insomnia.
This underscores the importance of appropriately assessing and treating elderly patients with sleep problems using the behavioral therapies and/or medications, particularly the newer short-acting nonbenzodiazepines--zolpidem (Ambien), zaleplon (Sonata), and eszopiclone (Lunesta)--with demonstrated efficacy in this setting, he said.