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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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/ 4,958 posts
Other Names: Zaleplon
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 31,064 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 4,958 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 nurse jaime
September 25, 2013
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What patients are saying about Lunesta vs. Sonata

1,213 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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....
was groggy in the morning after that so I switched to Sonata...
...Didn't like Ambien, but I did kinda like Lunesta- it's in the same family.  I was groggy in the morning after that so I switched to Sonata.  It has a shorter life,...
which had been working wonderfully or my insomnia to Sonata...
...very upset on the other hand to find that the Ins Co switched my Lunesta which had been working wonderfully or my insomnia to Sonata which for the last 2 weeks hasn;t worked at all....he said my bo...
sleep aids. I switch from ambien to lunesta so my tolerance...
...a \"z drug,\" sonata and lunesta join it in the z drug class. The only problem with them is that tolerance builds up faster, but they are less addictive ...switch from ambien to lu...
Sonata is total crap and doesn't work, especially...
...my experience, Sonata is total crap and ...taking Ambien to taking Sonata. It didn't do a damn thing. Same...
it another try. Its gotta be a reprieve from the Lunesta...
...sense. im going to try the zolpidem A gain. Give it another try. Its gotta be a reprieve from the Lunesta that hasnt worked for me or the Sonata i started last nite.With the Sonata I Fell...
Ativan when I wake up and I'm going to try Sonata. Before...
...next day. I was on Lunesta for the last year. For the last month or so I've been using Ativan when I wake up and I'm going to try Sonata. Before the round of sleep meds I took Doxepin to help me...
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...
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...
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