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Used for: Insomnia

What is Dopareel?

Dopareel is a brand medication that contains Zopiclone, which belongs to a class of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. It has a similar mechanism of action like benzodiazepines and depresses the central nervous system to induce relaxation. It is therefore used for promoting sleep and treating insomnia.

How to use it?

Dopareel is available as tablets. Do not take more than 7-10 consecutive days.

For insomnia, take 3.75mg once daily at bedtime, and if necessary, increase to 5 mg and then 7.5 mg.

What are the side effects of Dopareel?

Common side effects of Dopareel include abnormal dreams, palpitations, aggressive behavior, sweating, tremor and anorexia.

Who should not take Dopareel?

  • People who are allergic to Dopareel or any component of the formulation
  • Patients with severe respiratory impairment
  • Patients with myasthenia gravis
  • Patients with severe hepatic insufficiency
  • Patients with a history of complex sleep behaviors after taking any Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Ensure good sleep hygiene to aid sleep like keeping your nightly routine consistent and unplugging from electronics.
  • If you have experienced abnormal sleeping behaviors such as sleep-walking, report to your doctor or pharmacist immediately and discontinue Dopareel.
  • Use the lowest possible dose, and do not double the dose as it could cause extreme drowsiness and severe adverse effects.
  • Avoid abrupt withdrawal as it can cause withdrawal symptoms.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking Dopareel.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on this medicine.

Common dosing schedule: 
Dopareel is taken once daily at bedtime.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.


Some common medications Dopareel may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Dopareel in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Dopareel is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Dopareel in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

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