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Lunesta vs. Sonata for Insomnia

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Lunesta

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Other Names: Eszopiclone   Zimovane

Sonata

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/ 4,957 posts
Other Names: Zaleplon
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 30,851 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 4,957 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Eszopiclone, marketed by Sepracor under the brand-name Lunesta, is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic used as a treatment for insomnia. Eszopiclone is the active dextrorotatory stereoisomer of zopiclone, and belongs to the class of drugs known as cyclopy... Read more on Wikipedia
Zaleplon (marketed under the brand names Sonata and Starnoc) is a sedative/hypnotic, mainly used for insomnia. It is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic from the pyrazolopyrimidine class. In terms of adverse effects zaleplon appears to offer little ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By RLenz1
August 28, 2014
RLenz1 wrote
Zaleplon
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By beatchic
July 5, 2014
beatchic wrote
Peanut Butter + Lunesta
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By nurse jaime
September 25, 2013
nurse jaime wrote
insomnia
I use valarian. Its a root based sleep aid. It works great!
RLenz1  |  August 28, 2014
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What patients are saying about Lunesta vs. Sonata

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Lunesta worked but left me feeling nauseous. Ambien, at...
...fo rme. Lunesta worked but left me feeling nauseous. Ambien, at 10 mg makes me feel dizzy and more depressed. When I take it, I cannot sleep for another 5 days...
sonata and lunesta do those have the side effects of not...
...is this?  also sonata and lunesta do those have the side effects of not remembering...
taking a hypnotic if they dont have all the side effects...
...know sonata and lunesta are similar hypnotics but do they have the side effects where you do things you dont remember?  i am really getting desperate.  i dont...
have tried lunesta, ambien and sonata, none of them seem to...
I have tried lunesta, ambien and sonata, none of them seem to work for me. I ...had insomnia but since taking vicodin it has really been ...is cable for). I feel so tired but can not get...
through the night. I've found Lunesta to work best for me
...Anybody tried both? I've tried both and believe sonata is shorter acting, helps you fall asleep, ...I've found Lunesta to wo...
and lunesta, both left me feeling groggy the next day....
I tried ambiean and lunesta, both left me feeling groggy the next day. What I've found does work for me is sonata, I only take 5mg...
did absolutely nothing an hour later I was still wide awake....
I tried lunesta and it did absolutely nothing an hour later I was still wide awake..like I said I feel ambien working and I how I do well with sonata..thank I die answering so quickly...
taking Lunesta on and off and have had the same problems...
...Lunesta on and off and have had the same problems. ...the Lunesta has worked for the past couple of nights. I don't have problems falling asleep, just staying asleep. But I was given Sonata...
after the Lunesta no longer works for me. But I am waking...
...suffering from. I take Lunesta to get to ...I can't take the sonata after 4 am according to the doctor. But it helps me get back to the sleep after the Lunesta no longer works for me. But I am ...
I switched from lunesta to generic sonata for sleep. Found...
I switched from lunesta to generic sonata for sleep. Found lunesta a depressant for me. Careful about changing too many meds at once, if you don't mind advice....
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