Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.
Last Reviewed: Aug 10, 2022
Is eszopiclone (Lunesta) a sleeping pill?
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) is a sedative-hypnotic that is prescribed to people with insomnia (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep).
Is eszopiclone the same as Xanax?
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) and alprazolam (Xanax) are not the same. They belong to different drug classes and work differently. Your healthcare professional will help you decide which medication is right for you.
How long does it take for eszopiclone to start working?
Eszopiclone starts working within 1 hour. You should take this medicine right before you go to bed or if you are already in bed and are having trouble falling asleep. Make sure that when you take eszopiclone you have at least 7-8 hours of sleeping time left before you need to get out of bed.
Can you take eszopiclone every night?
You can take eszopiclone every night for 1-2 weeks at most. This medicine is used for the short-term treatment of severe insomnia. You should take eszopiclone at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Note that you can take eszopiclone (Lunesta) for longer than other drugs like zolpidem (Ambien). Keep in mind, however, that the long-term use of eszopiclone can be habit-forming and may cause serious symptoms and health problems.
Can you take melatonin and eszopiclone together?
Taking eszopiclone with melatonin can worsen side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, reduced alertness, and impaired coordination. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking eszopiclone with other drugs, including melatonin, muscle relaxants, and other CNS depressants.
What is the price of eszopiclone without insurance?
Without insurance, eszopiclone can be as high as $265.99, but with a free BuzzRx prescription discount coupon, you could pay as low as $19.10 for the most common version of this medication. Use the BuzzRx drug price look-up tool to find the lowest discounted price, and be sure to enter the correct dosage, form, and quantity for the most accurate pricing. While generics tend to have the best savings, you can also use your BuzzRx card and coupons to purchase brand-name versions. It never hurts to ask your pharmacist to try BuzzRx when filling or refilling any of your prescription drugs—whether you have insurance or not.
What is the price of eszopiclone with insurance?
Ask your pharmacist or insurance provider for your copay price on eszopiclone—Copay amounts vary depending on the type of insurance plan you have and if there is a deductible to reach before prescription drug coverage begins.
You could save up to 80% on your prescription medication with a free BuzzRx discount coupon for eszopiclone. When using the BuzzRx lookup tool to find the price of your medicine, be sure to enter the correct dosage, form, and quantity to receive the most accurate discounted pricing. It never hurts to ask your pharmacist to try BuzzRx when filling or refilling any of your prescriptions—whether you have insurance or not.