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Jan 10, 2006

i have been taking zopiclone for the last 5 years, I am hiv + with an aids definig illness, and still not getting any sleep i have brought this to my gp and consultants to no avail, my sleepis very bad and i would like to know if the zopiclone i have been taking for the last 5 years at a 14mg dose has done any damage to body

Response from Dr. Henry

I am not familiar with Zopiclone since not used in US to my knowledge. It can perhaps interact with some HIV meds (liver metabolism) so that could be an issue depending which HIV meds one takes. Hypnotic agents often stop working after a period of time so alternatives have to be considered (a sleep clinic referral is often very helpful).

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