Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Etilaam Tablet
Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and insomnia.
Etilaam Tablet side effects
Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements
How to use Etilaam Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Etilaam Tablet works
Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Etilaam Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
The most common side-effects of Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet are related to sedation and musculoskeletal relaxation. It may impair your driving ability.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Etilaam Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Etilaam 0.25 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Etilaam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Etilaam

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From many years in taking Duvanta 20mg 2twice a day, because of my body pain, and also I take Etilaam. 0.5mg once in a day . I want to stop this medicine . i.tired the same but I had body pain and mood swings. Please advise Thanks PATIENT
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Antidepressants correct an underlying neurochemical imbalance. If you stop them without supervision or without correction of thought patterns that make you vulnerable to develop tension, problem will return. Speak to your psychiatrist. Etilaam should not be continued for more than few weeks.
I had vertigo once before 4 years back. I then had bad mood swings of around 10-12 hours a day. I had a feeling i am not there. I always felt i will collapse and will be fainted. Loneliness. I am very sensitive person. Currently I am advised to take etilaam-ZXRpbGFhbQ==">ETILAAM S5 and SPENZO 0.5 a day. But do I need to take it for whole life or is there any way to overcome this, I have changed my lifestyle, I got married, I started talking to others. Situation is under control. But I still get some time feeling that I am not there. I dont have bad mood swings now.I took every medical reports like MRI,Sonography, Enduography etcbut everything is normalTO divert the mind I recently started going GYM, as I am taking ETILAAM S5 and SPENZO 0.5 from almost 3 years, I have gained 20 kgs weight
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. Is Etilaam a benzodiazepine?
Etilaam is a derivative of benzodiazepine that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (inability to sleep) and anxiety disorder.
Q. How does Etilaam work?
Etilaam induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Does Etilaam get you high?
Etilaam has not been reported to get you high.However,Etilaam calms the brain and induces sleep and relaxation of muscles in the body. It may alter mood and perception in some individuals which may be perceived by some as a ‘feeling of high'.
Q. Is Etilaam safe?
Etilaam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Etilaam a sleeping pill?
Etilaam induces sleep and is used for the treatment of insomnia (habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep). Using on a more frequent basis can lead to difficulty sleeping, problems falling asleep or waking early. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is Etilaam a narcotic drug?
Etilaam is not a narcotic drug. It is a derivative of benzodiazepine that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and anxiety disorder.
Q. Does Etilaam cause addiction or is it habit forming?
There is a risk of dependence and addiction with repeated use of Etilaam.It should be avoided in people who have a history of addiction. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Does Etilaam cause weight gain?
Etilaam does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience an increase in weight after taking Etilaam.
Q. Does Etilaam work?
Etilaam works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Does Etilaam get you high?
Etilaam has not been reported to get you high. It has a calming action and it reduces anxiety. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions regarding the abuse potential of this medicine.
Q. Does Etilaam make you sleepy?
Etilaam can make you sleep. Using on a more frequent basis can lead to difficulty sleeping, problems falling asleep or waking early. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Does Etilaam help in opioid withdrawal?
Etilaam does not help in opioid withdrawal. Please consult your doctor to know more about medicines used in opiate withdrawal.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Sep 2018.
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