Etizolam

Latest prescription information about Etizolam. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Etizolam

Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

ICD Code : Y47.5

Trade Name(s): 
India- Etizola, Etilaam, Inxity, Zoly.
International- Arophalm, Capsafe, Depas, Dezolam, Eticalm, Etidrale, Etisedan, Etizolan, Guperies, Medipeace, Mozun, Nonnerv, Palgin, Pasaden, Sedekopan, Sylazepam.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is a hypnotic and sedative, prescribed for anxiety, and sleep disorders. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, coma, sleep disorder, severe liver impairment, porphyria, severe lung disease, and hypersensitivity.

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is up to 3 mg/day.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung insufficiency, muscle weakness, impaired liver or kidney function, alcoholism or drug addiction, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Most Common - Drowsiness, sedation, muscle weakness and incoordination.
Central Nervous System - Fainting, headache, confusion, depression, slurred speech, changes in libido and tremor.
Miscellaneous - Visual disturbances, urinary retention or incontinence, gastrointestinal disturbances, changes in salivation and memory loss.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature.