Side effects of Zopiclone


Zopiclone is a prescription drug used to treat insomnia and help people who experience restless legs syndrome (RLS). Zopiclone also manages symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, it can cause side effects when taken too often or in high doses. 

Below are some side effects of Zopiclone:


Dizziness is a common side effect of taking Zopiclone. Other medications can also cause dizziness, but it's also possible that it's due to your body not getting enough oxygen or blood flow through your veins and arteries.

If you experience dizziness while taking Zopiclone, try these steps:

  • Take slow, deep breaths (in through the nose and out through pursed lips). It will help you relax and stay calm.
  • Try lying down if you feel off balance or lightheaded; this may provide more support than sitting up straight with your head straight on a pillow or chair that doesn't offer sufficient back support for those suffering from low blood pressure issues such as Raynaud's disease or heart problems like high blood pressure.


Drowsiness is also another common side effect of Zopiclone. It usually lasts for about four to five hours, but it can last longer if you're elderly or have a history of sleep apnoea. If you experience drowsiness while taking Zopiclone, try not to drive or perform other activities requiring alertness until you feel better.

Zopiclone can be dangerous if misused. If you think your medication needs changing, talk to your doctor immediately--do not take more than one tablet at a time!

Dry mouth

Zopiclone causes a dry mouth. Its effect on saliva glands can cause dryness and irritation, leading to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

The good news is that it is safe to use Zopiclone while you're about to sleep or awake without worrying about this side effect.


Zopiclone can cause headaches.

Headache is a common side effect of Zopiclone, but it's not always the result of your medication. The cause of your headache can be stress, dehydration, alcohol, caffeine consumption, or even an underlying condition like high blood pressure or diabetes that you might not have been aware of until now. It's essential to keep track of these things so that you know what might be causing your migraines and how to treat them accordingly.

Serious allergic reaction

Call your doctor immediately if you have a severe allergic reaction to Zopiclone. You may need to visit the hospital for treatment directly.

If you think you have an allergic reaction to Zopiclone or any other medication, don't retake it unless told to do so by your doctor.

If you get any side effects while taking this drug, tell your doctor as soon as possible so that he can help prevent further problems from happening.


Nausea and vomiting are also common side effects of Zopiclone. Nausea can be severe and make you vomit, especially in the morning. You shouldn't drive or operate machinery if you feel nauseous.

If you experience nausea/vomiting with Zopiclone, contact your doctor immediately so they can help identify what is causing it and prescribe another medication that might work better for you (e.g., antihistamines).


Hallucinations are a side effect of sleeping medication too. They can be frightening, distressing, and even dangerous.

If you experience hallucinations while taking Zopiclone, you must tell your doctor or pharmacist because they may need to change your dosage or stop prescribing it altogether.


Please take caution when using Zopiclone. It is essential to always read the information on the label before taking this product. While taking Zopiclone, you should be aware of the potential side effects. If you experience these, you must stop taking Zopiclone and see a doctor. You should also not drive or operate machinery while using this medication, as it could cause an accident.