Common "Etizolam" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Etizolam comes under the group of drugs called Benzodiazepines. The mode of action is by increasing the activity of the chemical messenger (GABA), which diminishes the irregular and disproportionate activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is used to treat transient anxiety and insomnia. Adverse effects of this drug include confusion, slurry speech, depression, headache, tremor, altered libido, vision impairment, etc.

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I take Escitalopram. Will it cause harm in the long term?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed Etizolam 0.5 mg and Escitalopram for a month, as I had insomnia, stress, and anxiety. However, during the last week, it did not seem to work. I was struggling with sleep. Is it possible that I become addicted to the drug? Will I need a higher dose to get the same effect? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Etizolam is not a sleep medicine but an anxiolytic. Long-term use of benzodiazepines like Etizolam is not advisable because of tolerance and addiction potential. They are used for a short-term to support the main medications like Escitalopram, which need to be taken fo...  Read Full »

I need advice on possible drug interactions. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking antibiotic for bad throat and Mobizox for back pain. Since I get anxiety when I take flight, now can I take Etilaam along with Mobizox? I hope they will not react with each other. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you can take Etilaam (Etizolam) as prescribed without any major concerns. However, it's important to be cautious about driving or operating heavy machinery while using this medication as it may induce drowsiness. Prioritize your safety and avoid activities that r...  Read Full »

I have been using the tablet Etizolam for a long time, and now I have grown resistant to it. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,For a long time, I have been using the tablet Etizolam for my sleep. My doctor prescribed me tablet Etizolam 0.25 mg and tablet Paxil 12.5 mg at night for sleeping purposes. I have been on it for a longer time and managed to do it very well. So last year, I was able to get rid of my medici...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First of all, I like to inform you that the non-working of the tablet Etizolam on one day does not indicate Etizolam stopped working or that other medicines will not work. Both the assumptions are overgeneralized...  Read Full »

I have been taking Etizolam for the past year for headaches, which greatly helps me. Can I increase the doses for more relief?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and my weight is 165.3 pounds. I have taken Etizolam 1.5 for one year for headaches. It helped (changed life) me to reduce pain up to 70 %. Can I increase it for another 30 % relief? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know further details about your problem: 1. Since when did you start to have headaches? Is it only one year? Or did it happen before also? 2. You feel that headache in which areas of your head? From where did it start? Is it only at the top head? or on...  Read Full »

I have lightheadedness. Is it due to GAD medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest heaviness and lightheadedness along with muscular spasms.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Lightheadedness and feeling of fainting are either due to low blood pressure or an abnormal rhythm of the heart. You will need a BP (blood pressure) check and ECG (electrocardiogram) so that any abnormality could be picked up. Regards.   Read Full »

Can Etizolam be used for inducing sleep?

Query: Dear Doctor, All my life (since as far back as I can remember in early childhood) I have struggled with chronic insomnia. I have tried every sorts of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment you could imagine, having seen at least seven doctors over 15 years. I have tried everything from z...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all I would like to congratulate you and your doctor for finding a solution for your long standing problem which caused lots of impairment at your end. Regarding your statement "people build a tolerance to etizolam and so it must not be taken long term" I like...  Read Full »

Kindly help with gradual tapering of Etizolam dosage.

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from iron deficiency for the last two months. I was getting a headache, dizziness, and muscle pains, so I asked my doctor to give me sleeping pills. He gave Etizolam 0.25 mg once at night for 20 days. But I started buying it on my own from the chemist, and now I have b...  Read Full »

Dr. Anjali Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are right. You become dependent on these tablets when you take it regularly. Since you have no anxiety symptoms you can slowly taper and stop it. Take half of the tablet for two days and then stop it. See if you have any sleep disturbances. It is unlikely...  Read Full »

Please help to manage severe headache and sleep disturbance.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with headaches. It pains at back of head all around and upper head too sometimes. Headaches are constant all day, and I am having this for a year now. I got an MRI done as well. I will attach the results here. I have a problem with sleep since long time and it seems h...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your headache. Since when you started to have these headaches? Do they started from 1 year only? Or used to occur before also intermittently? If yes, since when? What kind of headaches you feel at back of head and uppe...  Read Full »

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