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i took 2 lunesta 3 mg.....am i gonna be ok ?

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i took 2 lunesta 3 mg.....am i gonna be ok ?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Ann replied 8 years ago.
Hi, Motts!

How old are you? How much do you weigh? Are you taking any other medications?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Hi im 27 i weight 215 lbs and im taking diovan for blood pressure and nexium for heartburn
Expert:  Dr. Ann replied 8 years ago.
Motts,

The biggest concern is for breathing difficulties. As long as you don't have any respiratory conditions, you should be fine. In the clinical trials for Lunesta, they used doses as high as 7mg per day, and they did not have any patients develop breathing problems at that dose.

Make sure you have someone check on you through out the night. If there is no one else at home, have a friend call you every hour or so. I would also recommend that you sleep with your head elevated on a few pillows.

If you are still concerned or begin having any shortness of breath, you should go to the Emergency Room.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
well whats more dangerous ? taking two 10mg of ambien or taking two 3 mgs of lunsta ? i have taken two 10mg of ambien and breathing was fine

i satered lunesta yesterday and iddnt do nothing
and now ive taken 2 and still hasnt kicked up

what should i do ?
Expert:  Dr. RayA replied 8 years ago.
Hi Motts,
Lunesta (eszopiclone) and ambien (zolpidem) should both be fairly safe for an otherwise healthy 27 year old at normal dosing. 10mg of Ambien and 3mgs of Lunesta are at the high end of a typical prescription, but are certainly still in the range of normal dosing.
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