Lunesta for Children
Lunesta® (eszopiclone) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat insomnia. It is part of a class of medications called sedatives or hypnotics (commonly known as sleep medicines) and is a controlled substance, meaning it has a significant potential for abuse.
It is generally recommended that healthcare provider should not prescribe Lunesta for children. Since the sleep aid has not been tested in people under the age of 18, the full risks of children using Lunesta are unknown at this time. You should talk to your child's healthcare provider about other ways to deal with childhood insomnia.
(Click Lunesta Uses for more information about children and Lunesta use, to find out how this medication works, and to learn about the specific effects of this drug.)