How long does Zopiclone stay in your system


Zopiclone is a medication used for the treatment of insomnia. Zopiclone can stay in your system for about twelve hours after taking it, and most people notice its effects for eight to nine hours. Suppose you take too much Zopiclone or another sedative-hypnotic drug like Ambien at once. In that case, it can cause dizziness and drowsiness, which may lead to accidents while driving or operating machinery.

What is Zopiclone?

Zopiclone is a sedative used to treat insomnia. It works by blocking specific receptors in your brain that are involved with arousal (wakefulness) and sleepiness.

Zopiclone may be addictive due to its ability to produce tolerance--meaning you need more of it over time before you feel sleepy--and because taking higher doses increases its effectiveness at calming you down so that you'll want more hours of restorative sleep each night.

How does Zopiclone work?

Zopiclone is a sedative that works by acting on GABA receptors. It's a non-benzodiazepine sedative, which means it doesn't act like other sleep medications (such as Zolpidem) and doesn't cause drowsiness or grogginess when you take it.

Zopiclone can help you fall asleep faster than other sleep medications, but the effects usually last between eight and nine hours after taking it.

How long does Zopiclone stay in your system?

  • Zopiclone stays in our system for about twelve hours after taking it, and most people notice its effects for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Zopiclone can be detected in the blood for 5 to 7 hours.
  • Zopiclone can be detected in your urine for 49 to 59 hours.
  • Zopiclone can also be detected in saliva after you've taken the drug. This occurs after taking the medication and is usually due to cross-contamination with food or drink.

What are the side effects of Zopiclone?

Zopiclone can be fatal if you take too much. The side effects of Zopiclone include:


Zopiclone can make you sleepy, but it's not as effective as other sleeping pills. If you have trouble staying awake during the day, this may be a problem.

Dizziness and lightheadedness

These symptoms can be caused by low blood pressure or a lack of oxygen reaching your brain when taking this drug at bedtime--but they're also common in many medications! In addition to these common side effects, some rare ones worth mentioning are seizures and severe allergic reactions that can lead to death if untreated quickly.

Zopiclone may cause death if taken with alcohol.

Suppose you drink more than a few alcoholic drinks and then take Zopiclone. The sedative effects may be greater than usual. If you have taken alcohol with Zopiclone in this way, you must seek medical advice immediately. This could result in coma and death; the effects of alcohol on Zopiclone are unpredictable. In addition, some people who drink heavily may develop symptoms such as nausea or vomiting after taking Zopiclone--these should also be treated by your doctor as soon as possible.


We hope this article has given you a better understanding of Zopiclone and its workings. We recommend you not overdose on any medicine, and please consult your doctor if you have any questions about your condition or need help with the pain. Only use medications after consulting your general physician.