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A healthcare provider may prescribe Lunesta to treat insomnia. Of the three strengths of Lunesta® (eszopiclone) on the market, 1 mg Lunesta tablets are the lowest strength available. However, the dose of Lunesta your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, such as your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are taking.
The recommended starting Lunesta dose for most young or middle-age adults with insomnia is Lunesta 2 mg, taken right before bedtime. For elderly people who have trouble falling asleep the typical starting dose is a Lunesta 1 mg tablet, taken right before bedtime. For people who have trouble staying asleep, a higher Lunesta dosage may be necessary.
Your Lunesta dosage should not be taken with food or right after eating a meal. Lunesta works quickly; make sure that you are ready for sleep before taking it. Do not take the medication before driving or performing any tasks that require concentration.
(Click Lunesta Dosage for more information on using the 1 mg tablets for treating insomnia. This article also discusses the factors that may affect your dosage and offers tips on effectively using the medication.)