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Etilaam 0.25mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Etilaam 0.25 MG contains an active ingredient called etizolam which belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepine analogue called thienodiazepines. This medicine acts on the brain and nerves...
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ContainsEtizolam(0.25 Mg)
UsesInsomnia, anxiety disorders with or without depression, panic attacks and disorders, muscle spasms, premenstrual syndrome, cancer pain, phobias, cervical spondylosis, nausea due to chemotherapy, tension, headaches, low back pain, or lumbar disease.
Side effectsSedation, anterograde amnesia, drowsiness, headaches, libido changes, muscle weakness, malaise, dizziness, lightheadedness, irritability, difficulty in concentration, memory loss, impaired judgement, ataxia, anxiety, constipation, depression, blurred vision, talkativeness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, language problems, skin rash, increased salivations, nasal congestion.
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Etilaam 0.25 MG

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety disorders with or without depression
  • Panic attacks and disorders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Cancer pain
  • Phobias
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Nausea due to chemotherapy
  • Tension headaches
  • Low back pain or lumbar disease

Contraindications of Etilaam 0.25 MG

  • If you are allergic to etizolam
  • If you have liver problems
  • If you have glaucoma
  • If you have galactose intolerance or glucose-galactose malabsorption syndromes
  • If you are a chronic alcoholic
  • If you are producing milk or breastfeeding
  • If you have sleep apnea
  • If you have chronic respiratory illness
  • If you have myasthenia gravis
  • If you have medicine dependency issues
  • If you are on dialysis
  • If you have porphyrias

Side effects of Etilaam 0.25 MG

  • Sedation
  • Anterograde Amnesia
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Libido changes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Malaise
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentration
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired judgement
  • Ataxia
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Blurred vision
  • Talkativeness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low blood pressure
  • Language problems
  • Skin rash
  • Nasal congestion

Precautions and Warnings of Etilaam 0.25 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Etilaam during pregnancy?
A:
No, you should avoid taking Etilaam during pregnancy. It is seen that neonates of mothers who had taken Etilaam during pregnancy experienced floppy infant syndrome, maternal withdrawal symptoms, avoidance for suckling reflex, sedation, hypotonia, apnoea, impaired metabolic syndromes, cyanosis, hypothermia, tachycardia.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Etilaam while breastfeeding?
A:
No, as Etizolam is secreted in breast milk, it is not advisable to take Etilaam during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I am taking Etilaam?
A:
Avoid driving if you have taken a tab. Etilaam; will cause sedation, drowsiness, dizziness, impaired judgement, and fainting.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Etilaam?
A:
No, avoid alcohol during the course of tablet Etilaam as it will cause sedation, drowsiness, respiratory distress, tremors, mania, restlessness, abnormal sensations, depression, and slow and shallow breathing.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any allergic reactions.
  • You experience any side effects. Keep your family members informed of your medication and make them aware of the severe side effects and when to call your doctor or emergency services.
  • You want to stop the medicine. It should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor. Sudden withdrawal may cause adverse effects such as insomnia, nausea, seizures, abnormal body feelings a...
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  • Avoid cigarette smoking with tablet Etilaam 0.25.

Mode of Action of Etilaam 0.25 MG

How Does It Work?

Etizolam is a thieno diazepine that binds to a Gamma-aminobutyric or GABA receptor present in the postsynaptic neuron and enhances its inhibitory action. The increased neuronal excitability to chlorid...
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Directions for Use of Etilaam 0.25 MG

  • Tablet Etilaam 0.25 mg is to be taken as prescribed by your physician.
  • It can be taken orally with or without water, sublingually by keeping it below your tongue for faster medicine disintegration and an immediate mode of action. Do not chew or bite.
  • Do not share your medicine with anyone.
  • Contact your doctor if you are experiencing uncontrollable side effects with the pill.

Interactions of Etilaam 0.25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Con-current use of etizolam and opioids can result in severe respiratory depression and sedation.
  • Etizolam levels can be increased if taken with aprepitant, cannabinol, fluvoxamine, hydroxyzine, clofazimine, conivaptan, mifepristone, perampanel, stiripentol, teduglutide, etc.
  • Etizolam effects can be decreased by theophylline, tocilizumab, deferasirox, sarilumab, mitotane, yohimbine, etc.

Interactions with food items

  • You can continue with the usual diet. Tab. etizolam can be taken with or without food.
  • Avoid alcohol when taking the Etilaam course. Taking alcohol with Etilaam can result in severe respiratory depression and slowed breathing.

Storage and disposal of Etilaam 0.25 MG

Store Etilaam medicine in a dry, cool place, away from heat and humidity. Keep the tablets in the same packing as they came. Keep them out of children. The pills that are not needed anymore should be ...
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Dosage of Etilaam 0.25 MG

Overdose

Etilaam overdose can result in seizures, respiratory depression, slowed breathing, sedation, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, insomnia, headaches, sweating, delirium, coma, slurred speech, muscle f...
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Missed a Dose

Tablet Etilaam should be taken as prescribed by a doctor. Take the missed dose at the earliest. However, skip the missed dose if it’s time for your second dose. Never take a double dose unless prescri...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Anuj Tiwari

MBBS, DNB Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How much time does it take for tablet Etilaam to start showing its effect?

A: The effect of Etilaam can be seen within 30-60 mins and remains in the body for around 6-8 hours.

Q: Can I take a tablet of Etilaam if I have a kidney issue?

A: Etizolam is eliminated through the kidney, so a dose adjustment may be required in renal insufficiency.

Q: Can I take a tablet of Etilaam if I have liver disease?

A: Tablet Etilaam is contraindicated if you have liver disease. Always consult a doctor following the use of tablets if you have a liver issue.
Product Details
Brand
ETILAAM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
23/08/2022
Last Updated on: 25 Jan 2022 | 01:23 PM (IST)
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