Effectiveness of zopiclone in disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep.
Results of a drug monitoring study in 811 general practices

by
Wiegand MH, Roszinsky-Kocher G, Schwalb B, Fischer W, Eckert MW.
Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie
und Psychotherapie der Technischen Universitat Munchen.
Fortschr Med Orig 2001;119(1):25-32


ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND AND METHOD: In a drug monitoring study with 811 participating general practitioners, safety and tolerability of zopiclone were studied in 2416 patients with disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep. RESULTS: In general, zopiclone was efficient in all forms of insomnia; the subjective sleep duration was prolonged for 2 hours on average. Patients without somatic complaints or comorbidity showed the greatest benefit. Daytime well-being and vigilance were in general not impaired. Drug related adverse events occurred rarely; the great majority of the participating physicians rated the treatment with zopiclone as efficient and acceptable. CONCLUSION: In this drug monitoring study, zopiclone proved an efficient hypnotic for the treatment of disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep.
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