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    Etizolam

    Information about Etizolam

    Etizolam uses

    Etizolam is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and insomnia.

    How etizolam works

    Etizolam is a benzodiazepine. It works 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 of etizolam

    Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Irritability, Constipation, Memory impairement, Dry mouth, Headache, Uncoordinated body movements, Depression

    Available Medicine for Etizolam

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      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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      Mankind Pharma Ltd
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      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      3 variant(s)
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      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
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      Micro Labs Ltd
      2 variant(s)
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      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
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      Talent India
      3 variant(s)
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      Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
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      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Etizolam

    • If you are taking Etizolam 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 Etizolam, 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 Etizolam is very high.

    Frequently asked questions for Etizolam

    Etizolam

    Q. Is Etizolam a benzodiazepine?
    Etizolam is a derivative of benzodiazepine that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (inability to sleep) and anxiety disorder.
    Q. How does Etizolam work?
    Etizolam 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 Etizolam get you high?
    Etizolam has not been reported to get you high.However,Etizolam 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'.
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    Q. Is Etizolam safe?
    Etizolam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Is Etizolam a sleeping pill?
    Etizolam 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 Etizolam a narcotic drug?
    Etizolam 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 Etizolam cause addiction or is it habit forming?
    There is a risk of dependence and addiction with repeated use of Etizolam.It should be avoided in people who have a history of addiction. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
    Q. Does Etizolam cause weight gain?
    Etizolam does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience an increase in weight after taking Etizolam.
    Q. Does Etizolam work?
    Etizolam works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
    Q. Does Etizolam get you high?
    Etizolam 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 Etizolam make you sleepy?
    Etizolam 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 Etizolam help in opioid withdrawal?
    Etizolam does not help in opioid withdrawal. Please consult your doctor to know more about medicines used in opiate withdrawal.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)