Zopiclone

(Zimovane®, Zopiclone)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution (Rosemont special)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Tablets are not suitable for crushing, use the oral solution if available or consider changing to an alternative medication for which other formulations are available.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Zopiclone
Usual formulation brand names
Zimovane®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes, some
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes
Liquid strengths
3.75mg/5mL, 7.5mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes (Rosemont is, check with other manufacturers). Safe for people with diabetes.
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Tablets are not suitable. Current resources do not recommend crushing the tablets as the coating may block the tube. Consider changing to an alternative medication for which other formulations are available.
Notes
Both strengths suitable for Halal.