Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg

Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg

Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg

Active ingredient:  Etizolam

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Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg is an effective anti-anxiety medicine that is similar to benzodiazepine class of medicines. It is used for the management of anxiety and short-term treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).




General information

Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg is an effective anti-anxiety medicine that is similar to benzodiazepine class of medicines. It is used for the management of anxiety and short-term treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).
Etizolam (marketed under many brand names) 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 The etizolam molecule differs from a benzodiazepine in that the benzene ring has been replaced by a thiophene ring and triazole ring has been fused, making the drug a thienotriazolodiazepine. It possesses amnesic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties. It was patented in 1972 and approved for medical use in 1983. Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg produces effects similar to those of benzodiazepines. In most cases,Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg  serves as an anticonvulsive and anti-anxiety medication. Overall, Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg users experience sedative-hypnotic effects and muscle relaxation. However, Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg is far more potent than the benzodiazepines with which many patients are familiar. In clinical experiments using animal subjects, researchers found that Etizolam is 6 to 10 times stronger than diazepam (commonly known as Valium) in nearly all effects.

Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg is marketed under different names depending on the country. This medication is also known as:

  • Etizola;
  • Sedekopan;
  • Pasaden;
  • Zepas;
  • Etizest.

Directions and Medicinal Uses of Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg

The medicinal uses of Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg in countries where it is prescribed are similar to the medicinal uses of benzodiazepines like Xanax.

Taking these drugs results in:

  • A significant decline in subjective feelings of anxiety;
  • Relaxation and sedation;
  • Overall down of physical and mental processes.

Common medicinal uses for both drugs include:

  • To reduce anxiety in individuals who have anxiety disorders;
  • To enhance or induce sleep;
  • To control seizures.

Other medicinal uses include capitalizing on their potential anesthetic effects, being used as skeletal muscle relaxants, and in the treatment of other issues with anxiety that occur in neurological and other psychiatric disorders aside from anxiety disorders (e.g., depression).
In a study that compared the effectiveness of etizolam, alprazolam, and bromazepam for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, all three drugs retained their effectiveness over 2 weeks, but ETIZOLAM became more effective from 2 weeks to 4 weeks, a type of reverse tolerance.

Take Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg 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.

Possible side effects

Major and minor side effects for Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg:

  • Drowsiness;
  • Sleepiness;
  • Muscle weakness;
  • Vertigo;
  • Headache;
  • Confusion;
  • Slurred speech;
  • Change in libido;
  • Uncontrolled shaking of arms or legs - rare;
  • Visual disturbances - rare;
  • Urinary retention or incontinence - rare;
  • Stomach discomfort and pain;
  • Excessive salivation;
  • Memory problems.

Drug Interactions

All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.

Interaction with Alcohol

Use of alcohol while taking Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg may cause severe nervous system depression resulting in excessive drowsiness, fall in blood pressure, impairment of thoughts and perception. Avoid the uptake of alcohol while using Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg. Do not perform physical activities requiring mental alertness after taking Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg. Contact your doctor and seek advice if side effects are experienced.

Interaction with Medicine

  • Cetirizine;
  • Cisapride;
  • Clozapine;
  • Ketoconazole;
  • Metoclopramide;
  • Morphine;
  • Disulfiram;
  • Clonidine;
  • Disease interactions
  • Glaucoma

Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from glaucoma. Appropriate tests should be performed to rule out narrow-angle glaucoma before starting the treatment course with this medicine.

Pulmonary insufficiency
Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg should be used with extreme caution in patients having a condition where sufficient amount of blood is not reaching the lungs from the heart. The risk of severe to fatal breathing complications is high if this medicine is used in such patients.

Liver disease
Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of normal liver function. Appropriate dose adjustments and monitoring of liver enzyme levels are recommended. An alternate medicine should be considered if the impairment is severe.

Food interactions
Avoid the consumption of grapefruit juice while taking Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg.

Warnings and Precautions

Alcohol

Patients that are using Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg should stop the use of alcohol until when they have finished taking the dose.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

The effect that Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg has on pregnancy and breast milk is not clearly known. However, a pregnant woman should seek the help of a doctor before they buy Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg and start using it. Lactating mothers are also supposed to consult with their doctor about the benefits and negative effects that Etilaam has on breast milk.

Driving and operating machinery

The use of Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg may result in blurred in vision or make a patient feel light-headed. When under this medication, it is necessary that you avoid driving or operating any machine as you may end up causing unnecessary accidents.

Medical History

Before you buy Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg, consider talking with the doctor about any medical conditions that you may have had before. This will help them know the type of medication to prescribe when you cannot use Etilaam.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg, 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.

Storage

Store Etilaam (Etizolam) 1mg at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.