Etirest 0.5mg Tablet
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.
|You Save||₹9.60 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Treatment of short-term anxiety and insomnia|
|Side effects||Altered libido, depression, slurred speech, fainting, impaired muscle coordination or muscle weakness, headache, visual impairment|
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
- Slurred speech
- Impaired muscle coordination or muscle weakness
- Visual impairment
- Altered libido
Precautions and Warnings of Etirest 0.5 MG
Other General Warnings
- 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?
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
Dosage of Etirest 0.5 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it possible for me to discontinue or lower the dosage of Etirest Tablet on my own?
Q: Is it possible to become dependent on Etirest Tablet?
Q: Can I take Etirest Tablet with opioids?
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