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Composition for ETILAX


food interaction for ETILAX

alcohol interaction for ETILAX

pregnancy interaction for ETILAX

lactation interaction for ETILAX

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Etilax tablet at a fixed time.
Etilax tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Etilax tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety.

How it works

Etilax tablet 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.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Memory loss, Blurred vision, Bradycardia, Coordination impaired, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Dry mouth, Headache, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Respiratory depression, Weakness, Yawning


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Expert advice for ETILAX

Do not take etizolam, if you are allergic to etizolam or benzodiazepines. Do not take etizolam beyond 12 week Repeated use of etizolam may cause rebound increase in anxiety or sleeplessness. Consult your doctor if this happensConsult your doctor before taking etizolam:
  • If you have liver, lung or breathing (bronchitis or emphysema) problems.
  • If you are >65 years of age.
  • If you are breast-feeding or pregnant.
  • If you have a history of alcohol or drug addiction.
  • If you have low blood pressure.
  • If you have a history of any personality disorder.
Patients who are on this medication should not drive or use heavy machinery because this medication can cause sleepiness, incoordination and can impair your reflexes. This medication may be addictive and so should be taken only under the supervision of doctor.

Frequently asked questions for ETILAX


Q.How does etizolam work?
Etizolam is used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders in patients. It works by enhancing the action of a signaling chemical called gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), which helps to calm the brain. This, in turn, induces sleep and relaxation of muscles in the body

Q.Is etizolam safe?
Etizolam is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.Is etizolam a benzodiazpine?
Yes, Etizolam is a benzodiazepin

Q.Does it show up on a drug test?
Etizolam does show up on a drug test

Q.Does etizolam get you high/ lower blood pressure?
Etizolam calm the brain and induces sleep and relaxation of muscles in the body. It may alter mood and perception in some individuals. These effects may be perceived by some as a ‘feeling of high'. Etizolam can lower blood pressure and exaggerate the blood pressure lowering effects of medicines used to treat high blood pressure. If any side effect of the drug is observed then please informs the doctor immediately.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)