Etizolam

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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Is long-term use of Etizolam harmful?

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 icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

How to get proper sleep with medicine during depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I began taking Valium 5 mg for the past 40 years for the depression. It gradually went up to Valium 10 mg taking three to five tablets every night. Later on, I took a psychiatric advice. The doctor told me to quit the tablet but I was not able to do it. Now, the present doctor says, it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Etizolam is a mild Benzodiazepine and the drug cannot help in sleep on considering the long-term use of Diazepam. To get sleep, you can think of taking Clonazepam for some time. Since you are on Etizolam 2 mg now, so in this state, an equivalent dose will be around 1 mg...  Read Full »

Does my MRI explain as to why am I feeling lost and confused?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old woman who has been experiencing mental confusion, concentration problems, memory loss, blurry vision, burning sensation in my head, personality change, and short-term memory loss. I forget conversation, repeat questions over and over, zone out when people are talking t...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI of the brain is normal, except some sinusitis. I would like to ask a few questions. Since when are you experiencing these symptoms? Do you have a headache or vomiting? Is there any history of seizures or loss of consciousness? How is your sleep? Are you tak...  Read Full »

What is the cause for lower pelvic pain with numbness and tingling of the same side leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having some pelvic pain in the lower left side for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor, and he said everything looked fine. So, I thought maybe it is a muscle strain in the groin area. Today two hours back, I was sitting on the floor for 20 to 30 minutes, and my entire...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to evaluate stroke with such description. This could be an anxiety attack, but ruling out stroke is utmost important. In such a case, I would recommend you to go to a nearby ER and get evaluated clinically. If they find any evidence of stroke, they will...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How can I manage dry vagina and anxiety related to intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I have endometriosis and was under medication Endoreg 2 mg twice a day for 5 to 6 months. Since marriage, I have pain during intercourse, and anxiety related to that. I do breathing, and positive affirmation exercises to do it. Now, I want to plan a child, and the ovulation count is al...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Apply Lox 2 % jelly (Lidocaine) over penis of the male partner. It will provide lubrication for both of you, also will decrease the pain. It will not affect fertility. Use tablet Etirest (Etizolam) 0.5 mg at night (half an hour before intercourse). It will decrease anxi...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for alcohol and smoking addiction?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is addicted to alcohol and smoking. What treatment is recommended?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, treatment for alcohol addiction and smoking is a self-decision and self-will. If he is willing to stop, you can get help from de-addiction centers for medicines. To reduce alcohol cravings, I would suggest Acamprosate (synthetic amino acid) and Etizolam f...  Read Full »

I have loss of appetite, leg pain, and gastritis. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I have many problems, mainly loss of appetite, leg pain, and gastritis. HIV and hepatitis A, B, and C are negative. Colonoscopy was normal. I am depressed. Please help me.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need the following details first to help you better: 1. How is your sleep? 2. Any associated headaches? 3. Any vomitings? 4. How is your stool? 5. What medicines have you tried? Revert with details for a better help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can I take anxiety medicines in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 weeks pregnant and have symptoms of severe anxiety and insomnia. Can I take anxiety medicine in pregnancy? Please help. I used to take Melzap 0.25 mg and Etilam 0.25 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Melzap (Clonazepam) and Etilam (Etizolam) which is used for anxiety are not really safe during pregnancy. But, the benefits of taking the medicine, have to be weighed against the effects of anxiety over pregnancy, if not treated at all. This has to be done by you...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Bupropion and Nexipride together?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with the somatic symptom disorder. While in anxious situations, it feels like paralysis or nervous breakdown might happen. Also, my hands become cold and my forehead becomes hot. Since the past 1 year, I am on Etizola Beta (Etizolam 0.5 and Propranolol 20) on a total of f...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no interaction between Bupropion and Nexipride (Levosulpiride); hence, no safety issue arises with this combination. Amisulpride is commonly added as an adjunct medication for synergistic effect. Instead, the point which should be taken into considerati...  Read Full »

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