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Etizolam, a benzodiazepine-class of anxiolytics, is prescribed for the treatment and management of agitation or tension and anxiety. Etizolam is also prescribed as a short-term management therapy for insomnia.

Pharmacodynamics

The action of Etizolam is similar to action of diazepam

Pharmacokinetics

No information available

Etizolam Indications / Etizolam Uses

No information available

Etizolam Adverse Reactions / Etizolam Side Effects

Etizolam can cause confusion, amnesia, visual changes, urinary incontinence or retention, drowsiness, ataxia, depression, dysarthria, loss or changes in libido, vertigo, tremor and muscle weakness.

Precautions

Etizolam is contraindicated in patients with myasthenia gravis, coma, acute pulmonary insufficiency, sleep apnoea, severe hepatic disorders, acute narrow-angle glaucoma, chronic psychiatric illness, porphyria, hypotension, patients with history of alcohol or substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and impaired renal clearance disorders.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Etizolam may interact with sedatives, CNS depressant, anti-depressant, sedating anti-histamines, anti-psychotics, disulfiram, clozapine, cisapride, opioid analgesics, diazoxide, cimetidine, proton-pump inhibitors, muscle relaxants, ACE II inhibitors, alcohol, beta-blockers, anti-epileptics and sodium nitroprusside.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

Short-term management of anxiety and insomnia (Adults):
Consider oral administration of Etizolam, up to 3 mg/day as divided doses or as a single dose at bedtime.

Food(before/after)

Etizolam should be taken with food, usually within 15 to 30 minutes after meals intake.

List of Contraindications

Etizolam and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult a physician if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Etizolam treatment.

Etizolam and Lactation

It is not known whether Etizolam can pass through the breast milk or not. Breastfeeding mothers should avoid nursing while taking Etizolam.

Etizolam and Children

No information available

Etizolam and Geriatic

No information available

Etizolam and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

No information available

Lab interference

No information available

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