Etizolam is a benzodiazepine analogue from a class of drugs known as thienodiazepines and, like most drugs similar to benzodiazepines, it has amnesic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative and muscle-relaxing properties. It’s most closely related to the benzodiazepine triazolam.
ETIZOLAM is an anxiolytic drug (reduces anxiety) that is used to treat anxiety, panic disorder over a short period and insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep).
Etizolam is a thienodiazepine derivative which is a benzodiazepine analog. The etizolam molecule differs from a benzodiazepine in that the benzene ring has been replaced by a thiophene ring and triazole ring has been fused, making the drug a thienotriazolodiazepine.
Etizola 0.5 Tablet helps treat insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep) in people who have problems related to their sleeping habits. Insomnia may cause you to wake up earlier than usual and you may find it difficult to go back to sleep. Etizola 0.5 Tablet works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.
It is a very effective muscle relaxer, anti-convulsion, sedative, sleep aid, and anti-anxiety medication. According to World Health Organization, Etizolam’s effects are six to 10 times more potent than diazepam.
Common adverse effects of etizolam include drowsiness, sedation and slurred speech, but this drug is considered generally well-tolerated in terms of cognitive side effects .
Etizola 0.25 Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming .
Similar to benzodiazepines, prescribing guidance is that etizolam should not be prescribed beyond 12 weeks. A gradual taper strategy when stopping etizolam is also recommended to ease any withdrawal effects.
It is better to take etizolam once a day at night. Apart from the night dose, you can take it during the day on SOS basis. Was this answer helpful?
Etizolam works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger GABA, which suppresses the excessive and abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain. Propanolol works by blocking a certain chemical messenger in the heart and blood vessels, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, and workload on the heart.
Any dose of etizolam with noticeable effects taken on a long enough timeline can form a mental and physical dependence on the drug. Reports range from two weeks of daily use to a full month for first signs of physical addiction.
Etizolam is currently legal with a prescription in Japan, Italy and India. It can be prescribed in 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg or 1.0 mg tablets. However, it is not legal in the United States.
No significant adverse reaction from drug was observed. These results allow us to conclude that etizolam is effective and safe for the treatment of essential hypertension accompanied with unspecified complaints.