Q. How long does it take for Esopam to work?
Usually, it will take about 2-4 weeks before you start feeling better, but do not stop taking Esopam without consulting your doctor. Full benefits may take a little longer. Talk to your doctor if taking the medicine does not make you feel better or you feel worse even after taking the medicine.
Q. What are the most common side effects of Esopam?
The most common side effects of Esopam are headache and nausea. Other common side effects include blocked or runny nose, decreased or increased appetite, anxiety, restlessness, and abnormal dreams. You may also experience sleepiness or difficulty falling asleep, dizziness, yawning, tremors, tingling diarrhea, or constipation. Other side effects of Esopam may be vomiting, dry mouth, increased sweating, fatigue, fever, increase in weight, and pain in muscles and joints. Using this medicine may even cause delayed ejaculation, problems with erection, decreased sexual drive and women may experience difficulties achieving orgasm.
Q. What is Esopam used for?
Esopam is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders such as social phobia, anxiety disorder, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder.
The use of Esopam in children, adolescents and young adults may increase their risk of experiencing suicidal tendencies. You should always discuss the risks and benefits of taking Esopam with your doctor before taking it. Remember that children younger than 12 years of age should not be given Esopam.
Q. Is Esopam better taken at night or in the morning?
It is usually recommended to take Esopam once a day either in the morning or in the evening. You can take it with or without food. You should prefer taking it at the same time each day so that you remember to take it.
Q. Can I stop taking Esopam on my own?
Esopam should not be stopped abruptly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Though the withdrawal symptoms are usually mild and disappear within 2 weeks, it is not recommended to stop it without consulting your doctor. You should rather consult your doctor who will reduce the dose gradually.
Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms one may experience?
The withdrawal symptoms include dizziness, sleep disturbances like vivid dreams, nightmares and inability to sleep, anxiety, and headaches. You may also get burning sensations, electric shock sensations, and feelings like pins and needles. Withdrawal symptoms may also include nausea, sweating including night sweats, restlessness or agitation, tremors, confusion, irritability, diarrhea, visual disturbances, and palpitations.
Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Esopam?
If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Esopam, seek immediate medical attention in a nearby hospital or call your doctor immediately. The symptoms of overdose dizziness, tremor, agitation, convulsion, coma, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience change in heart rhythm, decreased blood pressure and change in body fluid/salt balance.