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Lunesta vs Valium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Lunesta vs Valium for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Mar, 6, 2014: 7,160 female patients aged 54 who take the drugs are studied in Lunesta vs Valium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female54sleep and anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lunesta eszopicloneSepracor
Valium diazepamRoche

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 54 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Lunesta (Sepracor)Valium (Roche)
Dizziness 0.00%0.00%
Falling0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lunesta (Sepracor)Valium (Roche)
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Depression
Drug IneffectiveFall
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Middle Insomnia (difficulty returning to sleep after awakening either in the middle of the night)Anxiety
Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
AnxietyDizziness
Initial Insomnia (feeling of inadequate or poor-quality sleep)Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
DiarrhoeaWeight Decreased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lunesta (Sepracor)Valium (Roche)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Depression
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
DizzinessMemory Loss
VomitingVision Problems
Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)Short-term Memory Loss
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)Headache (pain in head)
AnxietyPtsd (posttraumatic stress disorder)
AggressionCognitive Deterioration (memory impairment)
Headache (pain in head)Seizure - Tonic-clonic (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)Spasms Of The Hands Or Feet (involuntary muscle contraction of leg and arm)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lunesta3.31%15.89%45.70%26.49%8.61%
Valium3.61%27.71%34.94%25.30%8.43%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lunesta (eszopiclone) is often used to treat insomnia. Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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