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Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a prescription sleeping pill. Deaths are linked to Lunesta®. A new study shows that risk of death may be higher than what was previously thought.

Risk of Death from Lunesta®

The Scripps Clinic –Viterbi Family Sleep Center in La Jolla, California studied the medical records of thousands sleeping pill users. In a 2.5 year period there were 638 deaths of individuals who took sleeping pills, compared to 295 deaths who didn’t take sleeping pills. This indicates a much higher risk of death among sleeping pill users.

Lunesta Side Effects

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The most commonly reported are:

  • vomiting
  • nervousness
  • lightheaded and dizziness
  • headache
  • decrease in sexual desire
  • problems with coordination
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • drowsiness; grogginess
  • anxiety

In addition, a “side effect” of sleeping pills is a much higher rate of cancer among study subjects who used sleeping pills, even just occasionally.


Don’t Delay! Call Clay!

If you have lost a loved one who was taking Lunesta®, you may have a wrongful death suit. Our experienced staff members are here to help. Contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today for a FREE personal injury consultation.


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