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Etizep 0.5mg Tablet

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Etizep 0.5 MG Description

Etizep is a prescription medication used to manage anxiety, panic disorders and depression. The pharmacological component of Etizep is called Etizolam. Etizolam belongs to a group of medicines called

thieno diazepine, a benzodiazepine analogue. Anxiety is a medical condition characterised by excessive worry or fear. It may be associated with trembling, increased sweating, excessive heart rate, and fast breathing. These features are also seen in an acute setting known as panic disorder. These may also be associated with depression associated with low mood, hopelessness, problems falling asleep, and weight changes. This medication is mainly used for treatment for a short duration of time. It should be taken only per doctor's orders. Do not suddenly stop the medication.


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ContainsEtizolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesTreatment Of Anxiety, Insomnia And Panic Disorders
Side effectsConfusion, Amnesia, Visual Changes, Urinary Incontinence Or Retention, Drowsiness, Depression, Slurred Speech, Loss Or Changes In Libido, Vertigo, Tremor And Muscle Weakness.
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Uses of Etizep 0.5 MG

  • For anxiety disorder associated with depression

Contraindications of Etizep 0.5 MG

  • If you have muscle disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis.
  • If you have breathing difficulties, including acute pulmonary insufficiency and sleep apnea.
  • If you have liver or kidney disease.
  • If you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • If you have porphyria.
  • If you have a chronic psychiatric illness.
  • If you have low blood pressure.

Side effects of Etizep 0.5 MG

  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Visual Changes
  • Urinary Incontinence or Retention
  • Ataxia (poor coordination)
  • Vertigo
  • Tremor

Precautions and Warnings of Etizep 0.5 MG



Can I take Etizep during pregnancy?
This medication is considered unsafe during pregnancy as it can affect the foetus. Discuss with your doctor regarding your pregnancy or your intention to conceive at the prescription time.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Etizep while breastfeeding?
This medication is considered unsafe during breastfeeding as it can cause poor feeding or lethargy in the baby. Talk to your physician for more information.


Can I drive if I have taken Etizep?
Driving and heavy operating machinery are not recommended. Etizep tablets can cause side effects such as sedation, drowsiness, and decreased muscle coordination.


Can I consume alcohol with the Etizep?
No, mixing alcohol with Etizep is not advisable as it can worsen the side effects seen and can cause sedation, respiratory depression and even coma

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have hypertension
  • You are on any other medication for regular use
  • You experience a sudden change in behaviour, the emergence of suicidal thoughts or thoughts related to self-harm.
  • You’ve any pre-existing liver or kidney issues.

Mode of Action of Etizep 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

The mechanism of action of Etizep resembles that of benzodiazepines. Etizolam causes the release of a chemical substance in the brain known as GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). This produces a calming a...
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Directions for Use of Etizep 0.5 MG

  • Take Etizep medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
  • If you have any side effects, seek medical help right away.
  • Don’t discontinue using this medication without consulting your physician.

Interactions of Etizep 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Itraconazole and fluvoxamine slows down the elimination rate of Etizep, leading to the accumulation of Etizep, therefore increasing its pharmacological effects.
  • Carbamazepine speeds up the metabolism of Etizep, because of which the tablet may be less effective.
  • Antipsychotics (Aripriprazol, Asenapine, Clozapine, Risperidone) can cause a decrease in respiratory rate and low blood pressure levels.
  • Opioid analgesics (Codeine) can cause extreme drowsiness.
  • Calcium-channel blockers (Verapamil, Diltiazem) can decrease blood pressure to dangerously low levels.
  • Diuretics (furosemide) can affect the metabolism of Etilaam Tablets.
  • Antacids (Cimetidine, Esomeprazole, Omeprazole) as it decreases the absorption of the medicine.
  • Muscle relaxants (succinylcholine, atracurium) as it increase weakness and fatigue.

Interactions with food items

  • This medication should be taken within 15 to 30 minutes of taking food. It does not have any specific interactions.

Storage and disposal of Etizep 0.5 MG

Store Etizep in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medicatio...
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Dosage of Etizep 0.5 MG


The major overdose symptoms are slurred or distorted speech, ataxia (uncoordinated muscle activities), and altered mental status. In rare cases, it can also slow down breathing. In a suspected overdos...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Etizep tablet, it is advised to take it soon. If the duration missed is lengthy, and it is almost time for the next dose, you can skip the missed dose and go back to the regular ...
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does this medicine have habit-forming properties?

A: Etizep has lesser habit-forming potential than other benzodiazepines. Continued use for a long time can result in dependence. Inform your doctor if you have a history of substance misuse.

Q: I was prescribed Etizep by my doctor. Since I started taking medicine, I cannot focus on my work. I feel drowsy, even if I sleep for 8 hours at night. Should I discontinue the tablet?

A: Excessive sleepiness is a common side effect of Etizep. Consult your doctor on whether any change in medication or dose reduction is required. Don’t discontinue the medication on your own.

Q: I had a fall and injured my back. I was given a painkiller for the same. I did not inform my doctor that I am taking Etizep. Can it cause any problems if I take both tablets together?

A: Etizep can cause side effects when taken with certain painkillers. Always inform your doctor about any medication you may be taking when prescribed any new tablet.
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