Ximovan is a brand name for the generic drug zopiclone. It is prescribed as a treatment for sleeplessness. If you’ve been taking Ximovan for seven to ten days and still have seen no improvement in your sleep, it may be that there is an underlying medical condition that is not being treated. Ximovan is administered in tablets. Since insomnia is often a symptom of some other disorder, either physiological or psychiatric, your doctor should make sure you are very carefully evaluated before prescribing Ximovan.
Some side effects include new behaviors or symptoms that may begin while you are taking Ximovan. This is especially true if you have a history of addiction, which can make you susceptible to becoming dependent on Ximovan. Some of these behaviors caused by Ximovan can include decreased inhibition, including aggressiveness and unusual extroversion, bizarre behavior, agitation, hallucinations, unpredictable amnesia, worsening of depression, suicidal thinking, and depersonalization. It is not always possible to tell whether the symptom is caused by Ximovan or by the underlying condition that caused the insomnia in the first place, so your doctor should make sure you are carefully evaluated and observed during your course of treatment with Ximovan.
Other side effects of Ximovan include chest pain, migraine, and swelling in the hands or feet. Other side effects are more rare and can include loss of appetite or increased appetite, swelling of the face, fever, bad breath, heat stroke, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light, skin infections, high blood pressure, thirst, gallstones, mouth sores, unsteadiness, sleeplessness, hostility, stomach ulcers, anemia, black stools or vomit, swollen lymph nodes, weight gain or loss, arthritis or bursitis, swelling or stiffness of the joints, leg cramps, muscle weakness, twitching, agitation, apathy, impaired memory, slowed reflexes, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, asthma, bronchitis, difficulty breathing, hiccups, nosebleeds, laryngitis, acne, hair loss, skin infections, dry sin, eczema, discoloration of the skin, sweating, hives, incontinence, yeast infections, breast enlargement or breast pain, stopping of menstrual periods, ear infections, ringing in the ears, pink eye, or dry eyes. Other effects that are very rare are inflammation of veins due to blood clots, colitis, hepatitis or other liver damage, stomach ulcer, swelling of the tongue, bleeding from the rectum, dehydration, gout, low blood potassium, muscle diseases, euphoria, tremor, inflammation of the nerves, light avoidance, less urine than usual, kidney infection, or infection of the urethra.
Ximovan is in Pregnancy Category C, which means that it is not known to cause any harm to a developing fetus or to be dangerous for a pregnancy. It is not known whether Ximovan is passed into breast milk; animal studies have shown no harm to nursing babies, but no human studies have been done. If you plan to breast feed your baby while taking Ximovan, make sure to let your doctor know. It is not known whether Ximovan is safe for use in children under age eighteen, so it is not recommended for pediatric use. If you are over age sixty-five you can expect the same rate of adverse affects that younger adults have, with an increased rate of effectiveness.
Ximovan has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of ximovan is C17H17ClN6O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [6-(5-chloropyridin-2-yl)-5-oxo-7H-pyrrolo[3,4-b] pyrazin-7-yl] 4-methylpiperazine-1-carboxylate
• Molecular weight is 388.8083 g/mol
• Ximovan available : 7.5mg tablets
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