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Etirest 0.5mg Tablet

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Etirest 0.5 MG Description

Etirest Tablet relieves anxiety and insomnia in the short term. It calms the brain by binding to specific receptor sites in the brain. As a result, it allows the brain to rest effectively. Etirest T

ablet is an efficient anti-anxiety medicine that belongs to the benzodiazepine medication. It is possible to take Etirest Tablet with or without meals. Consume it at the same time every day to ensure a steady dose of medication in your body. In addition, because this medicine has a significant potential for habit formation, take it exactly as your doctor prescribes. Do not discontinue taking Etirest Tablet without consulting your doctor. Stopping this prescription abruptly might produce withdrawal symptoms like mood swings, disorientation, irritability, numbness in the hands and feet, or difficulties in sleeping. Please consult your physician about the possible side effects and how to avoid or live with them. If you've been taking this prescription for a long time, you should monitor your blood and liver functions regularly.


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ContainsEtizolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesTreatment of short-term anxiety and insomnia
Side effectsAltered libido, depression, slurred speech, fainting, impaired muscle coordination or muscle weakness, headache, visual impairment
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Uses of Etirest 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Etirest Tablet treats short-term anxiety and insomnia.

Contraindications of Etirest 0.5 MG

  • If you have Myasthenia Gravis or long-term neuromuscular disease.
  • If you have narrow-angle glaucoma or drainage angle blockage in the eye.
  • If you are allergic to etizolam or any other ingredients present in the formulation.
  • If you have porphyria or over-accumulation of porphyrin in your body.

Side effects of Etirest 0.5 MG

  • Depression
  • Slurred speech
  • Fainting
  • Impaired muscle coordination or muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Visual impairment
  • Altered libido

Precautions and Warnings of Etirest 0.5 MG



Can I take Etirest Tablet during pregnancy?
Etirest Tablet is a medicine listed as Category C, and its safety is uncertain. If you expect to become pregnant or are pregnant, please seek medical advice.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Etirest Tablet while breastfeeding?
If you're nursing, don't use Etirest Tablet unless it's essential. Before using Etirest Tablet, discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken an Etirest Tablet?
Etirest Tablet might induce dizziness, double vision, or drowsiness in certain people. As a result, if you feel tired, dizzy, or have visual issues after consuming Etirest Tablet, don't drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Etirest Tablet?
Stop drinking alcohol while taking Etirest Tablet since it may cause sleepiness and other side effects

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You must have a consistent sleep schedule. Sleeping throughout the day is not a good idea.
  • You should limit watching television, using a phone, or using a laptop, before going to bed.
  • You must take Etirest Tablet according to the dosage and duration prescribed for better results.
  • You have a history of addiction or misuse; you should not use this medication.
  • You should not quit your medicine suddenly without consulting your doctor. It might cause nausea, sweating, flu-like symptoms, anxiety, agitation, tremor, and disorientation.
  • You consume Etirest Tablet orally; it starts acting in 30-60 minutes and peaks in 3-4 hours. The medication stays for 6-8 hours in the body, while greater dosages can last longer.

Mode of Action of Etirest 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Etirest Tablet works by enhancing the action of gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA. This chemical messenger regulates inappropriate and hyperactive nerve cell activity in the brain. As a result, Etirest ...
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Directions for Use of Etirest 0.5 MG

  • Follow a doctor's instructions for using Etirest Tablet.
  • Consume the whole Etirest Tablet with a glass of water.
  • You can consume Etirest Tablet with or without meals.
  • However, you should not split, break, or bite it.

Interactions of Etirest 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Following medicines may cause excessive sedation if consumed with Etirest Tablet:
  • Antihistamines like Cetirizine
  • Atypical antipsychotics including Clozapine
  • Prokinetic agents such as Metoclopramide
  • Agents like Disulfiram
  • α₂-adrenergic agonist medication including Clonidine
  • Imidazole fungicidal agent such as Ketoconazole

Interactions with food items

  • Etirest Tablet has a minor interaction with foods like grapefruit. Therefore, do not consume grapefruit throughout the therapy period.

Storage and disposal of Etirest 0.5 MG

Keep Etirest Tablet securely wrapped in the packaging it came in and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Please dispose of unused prescriptions in a pa...
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Dosage of Etirest 0.5 MG


Sleepiness, slower breathing, disorientation, lack of coordination, difficulty speaking, coma, or loss of consciousness are all signs of an overdose. In the case of an overdose, visit the nearest hosp...
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Missed a Dose

If you forget a dosage, take it as soon as possible. Skip it and resume your usual dosing plan if the next dose is near. Do not take an extra dosage to make up for a skipped one, and do not consume Et...
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is it possible for me to discontinue or lower the dosage of Etirest Tablet on my own?

A: No, you should not stop using Etirest Tablet before consulting your doctor since it may induce withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, disorientation, sleeping problems, and tremors. If you have any problems while taking Etirest Tablet, talk to your doctor about significantly reducing the amount. Do not lower the dosage on your own.

Q: Is it possible to become dependent on Etirest Tablet?

A: Yes, if taken for an extended period, Etirest Tablet might induce mental or physical dependence. As a result, only use Etirest Tablet at the dose, and for the period your doctor prescribes. In some circumstances, a gradual withdrawal of the medicine or a reduction over time is preferable.

Q: Can I take Etirest Tablet with opioids?

A: No, do not use Etirest Tablet with opioids since co-administration of these medications might cause breathing issues, sleepiness, and other side effects. However, you should see your doctor and then use Etirest Tablet with other medicines to adjust the dosage appropriately and safely.
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