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Compound Summary for: CID 969472

eszopiclone

Also known as: Lunesta, Estorra, (S)-Zopiclone, Esopiclone, 138729-47-2, ( )-Zopiclone, (+)-Zopiclone, UNII-UZX80K71OE, CHEBI:53760
Molecular Formula: C17H17ClN6O3   Molecular Weight: 388.80828   InChIKey: GBBSUAFBMRNDJC-INIZCTEOSA-N
Eszopiclone, marketed by Sepracor under the brand-name Lunesta, is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent (viz., a sedative) used as a treatment for insomnia. Eszopiclone is the active stereoisomer of zopiclone, and belongs to the class of drugs known as cyclopyrrones. Its main selling point is that it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for long-term use, unlike almost all other hypnotic sedatives, which are approved only for the relief of short-term (6-8 weeks) insomnia.   From: DrugBank
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