Zopiclone (Imovane) is a non-benzodiazepine sedative that is used for the treatment of insomnia. It is not currently available for prescription use in the United States.
The average street value of zopiclone in the United States ranges from $0.10 to $1 per pill, although this may vary according to factors such as dosage and drug availability.
Average Street Price Of Zopiclone (Imovane)
Buying zopiclone or its brand name product, Imovane, on the street in the United States could cost you anywhere from an estimated ten cents to $1 per dose.
To compare, a 90-day supply of Imovane in Alberta, Canada costs about $15 with Alberta Blue Cross (coverage), or more without insurance coverage.
What Factors Can Affect The Street Cost Of Zopiclone?
Various factors can affect the asking price of prescription drugs and illicit drugs, like zopiclone, that are sold on the U.S. black market.
Common factors known to affect street drug prices include:
- dosage amount
- quantity purchased
- local supply and demand
- drug availability
- where you live
- where you’re buying from
What Is Zopiclone?
Zopiclone is a sedative-hypnotic drug that has been discontinued for all use in the United States.
However, it is available by prescription as a sleeping pill in countries like Canada and the United Kingdom.
Zopiclone, a depressant, is chemically similar to other ‘z drugs,’ such as zolpidem and zaleplon, which can cause short-term effects of drowsiness and sedation.
Long-term use of zolpidem can also cause physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms, including withdrawal seizures, tremor, and panic attacks.
How Is Zopiclone Used?
Zopiclone is generally taken orally, by mouth. However, there have been reports of people dissolving and injecting tablets as well, although this is less common.
Other common methods of drug abuse include:
- mixing drugs (e.g. zopiclone with opioids/opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants)
- crushing and snorting drugs
- taking drugs with alcohol
- plugging drugs (i.e. rectal use)
Find Treatment For Zopiclone Abuse
Zopiclone is a powerful sedative that is not legally prescribed in the United States. If you or a loved one are misusing zopiclone, treatment options are available.
For more information, call Bedrock Recovery Center today to learn about our treatment facility’s drug addiction treatment programs.
- Alberta College of Family Physicians — Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Alberta 2017 https://www.acfp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ACFPPricingDoc2017.pdf
- Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia — The Street Value of Prescription Drugs https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/159/2/139.full.pdf
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of next-day impairment with sleep aid Lunesta (eszopiclone) and lowers recommended dose https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-drug-safety-communication-fda-warns-next-day-impairment-sleep-aid-lunesta-eszopiclone-and-lowers
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: NCBI — Zopiclone https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2231551/