Health“Night Calm”: A Dangerous “Over the Counter” Sleeping Pills in Egypt

Steer away from it!

Having trouble sleeping? Do you stay awake at night on your bed thinking about what you said on that day, trillions of years ago? Need something to help you sleep? Then, please. DO NOT THINK ABOUT TAKING NIGHT CALM!

I think it’s really a “duh” thing when someone goes like “don’t take sleeping pills because they might be addictive” … Well, in this case, it’s a definitive yes. Sleeping pills tend to get addictive over time and their withdrawal symptoms are really hard. The drug comes in two forms; the 3mg and the 1mg. Both are made from the active ingredient called Eszopiclone.

What is Night Calm?

"Night Calm": A Dangerous "Over the Counter" Sleeping Pills in Egypt

As stated on Medizen website is that the drug is used for the treatment of insomnia. Night Calm administered at bedtime decreases sleep latency and improves sleep maintenance. but what they forgot to say are the side effects that come along with it. For example that if you exceed the dosage lessens the risk of having trouble safely doing activities requiring alertness the next day (such as driving or operating machinery) which are basic human motor skills. According to WebMD on Eszopiclone; “Also, you may not be fully alert the next day, yet you think you are fully alert. If you are prescribed the 3-milligram dosage of eszopiclone, you should not do activities the next day that require alertness.”

Who Should Use it and When to Stop it?

Night Calm is also made for those who are going to sleep for 7-8 hours straight. If you manage to wake up before that “you may have some memory loss and may have trouble safely doing any activity that requires alertness, such as driving or operating machinery.” and trust me on the memory loss thing! The people that should use it are the ones that are having trouble sleeping because of chronic pain, the ones that just got out of surgery, or in other words the people that have nothing to do the next day! You never use it when you know that you are prone to depression or any psychological or mental imbalance. Night Calm can cause severe depression to people with no history of the illness at all.

Is Night calm Addictive? 

Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol) and that is why we believe that this medication should not be an over the counter medication that anyone can have access to, but it should be sold only under a stamped prescription from a professional doctor.

Withdrawal Symptoms of Night Calm

So, what happens when you decide to stop Night Calm and try to sleep without it (withdrawal symptoms)? Also according to WebMD you’ll experience nauseavomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness). Withdrawal is more likely if you have used eszopiclone for a long time or in high doses. You may have trouble sleeping the first few nights after you stop taking this medication. This is called rebound insomnia and is normal. It will usually go away after 1 or 2 nights. If this effect continues, contact your doctor…

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