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Hi I have just been prescribed Zop 7.5 mg tabs to take one per night. I am currently also on Fluoxitine 40mg daily. Wondering if anyone else is on this combo or can advise me on taking this drug. The Zop is for insomnia. Thank you. 

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    Zopiclone is an addictive drug use it with care and for less than three week max x
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    Hi there.  I was for many years on Prozac and Zopiclone together, but am now of the Prozac as i dint need them anymore.  I am still taking Zopiclone and have been for many years now.  I felt the combination of the two drugs worked well for me.  Prozac are not addictive and you should notice some improvement in your mood in time. Unfortunately, Zopiclone are addictive, but i cannot sleep without them now.  I only take one a night and that keeps me stable.  Not all drs are willing to prescibe them on a long term basis now that they have been re-classiried. I think that if you suffer from insomnia, then Zopiclone is a good treatment, as long as you dont abuse them. 7.5mg is a good dose, but 3,75mg may do you . Good luck.
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    you are lucky to be prescribed Zopiclone .  ,After  taking Zopiclone for many years (2x7.5mg) my doctor told me last year  that the Government had  decided that no one needed sleeping tablets and he stopped prescribing them.   You have now exposed him as a liar.  Although I have fouhd some tablets which can be purchased without a prescription, they are not as effective, and my qualityt of life is much reduced.     I now keep a bottle of wine by my .bed to help me sleep on bad nights.  I have never found any adverse effects from taking    Zoplicone, and they were a godsend.     

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    Hi Feebs,

    i have been on zoplicone on and off for a fews years. 7.5mg is quite high a dose to start with. I would recommend you half this to 3.75mg. Be prepared to have a horrible taste in your mouth, unfortunately one of the side effects. Insomnia is terrible. Sleeping tablets are not the best, but not being able to sleep i think is more detrimental to your health long term. Also, try not to take them every night, as you will build up a resistence to them and they will stop working for you unless you up the dose. Take care of yourself.

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    Hi feebs

    I've been taking fluoxetine for 9 years, most of the time taking 40mg although have tried 20mg and 60mg previously.

    I've been taking 7.5 zopiclone for 2 years.

    No problems with either. As people have said, the fluoxetine isn't addictive but zopiclone is so be careful.

    Having found out I am pregnant I've stopped all my medication cold turkey, and the zopiclone withdrawals are not fun.

    Insomnia is back worse than it was when I first went on the meds.

    I'd just suggest really trying not to be on zopiclone for longer than a week or two - otherwise you'll quickly find yourself in its grip.

    Good luck

    Sam

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