It is generally prescribed as 1 gm per day irrespective of the patient being male or female. But, the dosage can be increased with a doctor’s consultation, when 1gm of Lunesta is not giving desired outcomes.
The side effects of Lunesta 1 mg include drowsiness, feeling light-headed, and sometimes feeling sleepy during the daytime. Other rare side effects are hallucinations, confusion, depression, memory loss, sleepwalking, sleep-driving, and behavioral changes like agitation and anxiety. Due to such side effects, it is prohibited to use while driving or while doing any physical work. It is recommended to take Lunesta just before going to sleep. In any case of overdose, the patient may feel excessive sleepiness or suffer from a coma. It is recommended to inform the doctor and take his consultations.