New white Zopiclone tablets..Anyone else having problems?

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Am in New Zealand, and four weeks ago had my old blue Zopiclone changed to the new white ones.

My Chemist did ask if he could relay any issues with this new tablet to NZ health authorities, or should I say he was aksed to prompt patients who had issues with the (and this makes me laugh) possible psychological effects of the tablets being changed from blue to white.

I'm having major issues now, and these tablets are the only drug been found to help with my night terrors and chronic insomnia, but not anymore.

I'm having fitful sleeps, waking up more than usual, and feel like crap.

They say it's the EXACT same ingredients in these white tablets, but I'm not so convinced.

Anyone else having problems?

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  • Posted

    Yes they have definitely reduced the strength.  Have been on them for around fifteen years, but last few years I only seem to get five or six hours sleep.  If I try to get back to sleep it just doesn't happen.

    it seems they are only designed to last a short time, then Bingo!! I am wide awake.

    i am in fhe U,K. Never had the blue ones.

    i also notice that generic brands don't work well either.

    maybe it's my imagination.

    the brand I'm most often given are made by Sanofi.

    i am convinced it's a cost cutting thing.

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      I don't know too much about other drugs besides zopiclone, I've never tried them. I've posted a few times a long time ago. I still have not had any problems with zopiclone after 5 years, I follow the prescription. If you take more than you're prescription , of course you'll have problems. Over dosing means ,"Obviousy Dumb".

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    Hi I'm in Auckland and agree. The white ones do not cut it at all compared to the blue ones. I can take one and still not sleep for hours. The blue ones would make me groggy after about 20 minutes. I find I need a stiff drink with the white pill to take any effect at all

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    It's all in the mind!

    If you get your Meds from a registered and licensed chemist and the box and blister pack says zopiclone 7.5mg....

    ...that is EXACTLY what it is. No ifs, buts or maybes.

    Don't get me wrong, I've bought zopiclone off a friend of a friend and I was paranoid they were fake so I didn't get the same effect. I then gave one to a friend and didn't mention that I was questioning whether they were reall or not. Once I saw they affected him like they should, from that day on they done me fine.

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    I have two theories what has happened...

    **1 they have diluted the strength and left the mg's the same still stating 7.5 mg

    **2 there was an active ingredient in the blue coating that they have since removed

    Its extremely disappointing peace *

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    I am from Singapore. I used to take the zopliclone 7.5mg BLUE for many years and recently I moved to Europe and was given the zopliclone 7.5mg WHITE.

    Tried 1/2 tablet for few nights, felt not able to sleep properly and woke up many times in the night. Decided to take 1 tablet and same problem too. Somehow you will just know that your sleep is never the same like before. I just cannot sleep well as usual with the Zopliclone BLUE and my mind will starts to wonder and wonder itself after 4am.

    I do not understand why. So, i decided to goggle is there different between Zoplicone blue and white today. I think i got my answer now! imageimage

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    Well there is something different and i can tell by the colour, either something has been added or taken away. I know that tablets variate in content and that includes tablets of the same name. One olanzapine helps me sleep like a baby, but another version of olanzapine makes me more light headed and not so sleepy.

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