How Does Zopiclone Work?
This medication targets the GABA receptors in the Central Nervous System. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is responsible for calming down the brain and body. Zopiclone does not encourage the production of GABA in the central nervous system. Instead, it heightens the affinity for GABA by receptors, making the effects of this neurotransmitter stronger.
GABA is responsible for regulating mood and is crucial in sleep initiation. Some people take GABA supplements to help with sleeping problems and high blood pressure. Despite common use, there is no solid evidence that GABA supplements are truly effective.
Is Zopiclone Safe for Everyone?
This medication is safe for people to take. When the instructions are followed and use is limited to 4 weeks, people rarely experience negative effects from Zopiclone. For safety reasons, for those who have kidney or liver problems, breathing problems, or myasthenia gravis – medical advice should be sought before taking this medication.
The most common side effect reported on this medication is a bitter taste in the mouth in the morning after taking it the night before. Although this is the most common side effect, studies concluded that only 3.6% of test subjects experienced this.