How To Use This Medicine
Take Lunesta exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand
these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take Lunesta just before you go
to bed. It will make you drowsy, and you could fall and hurt yourself if you take
your dose before you are ready for sleep.
You can take Lunesta with or without food but for Lunesta to work best, do
not take it with or immediately after a high-fat, heavy meal.
Do not crush or chew the tablets. Take each tablet whole.
Take Lunesta only if you are able to get a full night's sleep (8 or more hours)
before you must be active again.
Do not take more of this medication than is prescribed for you.
Do not stop taking Lunesta suddenly if you have been taking it for more
than 1 or 2 weeks. This may cause withdrawal symptoms and make you uncomfortable.
Talk to your doctor if you need to stop treatment with Lunesta.
Store Lunesta at room temperature away from moisture and heat.