Etizola 0.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Etizolam(0.5 Mg)
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Medical Description

Etizola is a prescription drug used to manage short term anxiety. It is also used to manage cases of insomnia (a sleep disorder that makes it hard for a person to fall asleep). Etizola belongs to the ...
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Uses of Etizola 0.5 MG

  • Short term anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Feeling irritable
  • Difficulty in concentration

Contraindications of Etizola 0.5 MG

  • If you have increased eye pressure.
  • If you have a sleep disorder.
  • If you have liver impairment.
  • If you have porphyria, a rare blood disorder.
  • If you are allergic to benzodiazepine drugs.
  • If you have a severe lung disease.
  • If you have Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular condition in which muscles reach fatigue quickly.

Side effects of Etizola 0.5 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Impairment of muscle coordination
  • Tremors
  • Sedation
  • Fainting
  • Visual impairment
  • Slurred speech
  • Vertigo
  • Urinary retention/incontinence
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Reduced hunger
  • Decrease in white blood count
  • Excessive salivation
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Memory problems
  • Glaucoma
  • Impaired kidney functions
  • Change in libido

Precautions and Warnings of Etizola 0.5 MG



Can I take Etizola during pregnancy?
Etizola is generally not recommended in pregnant women until it is deemed to be absolutely necessary by the doctor. Your physician will discuss all the risks and benefits of taking the medication during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Etizola while breastfeeding?
Etizola is not recommended to women who are breastfeeding until it is absolutely unavoidable by the doctor. Learn about all the possible side effects and benefits of taking the medication with your doctor.


Can I drive if I have taken Etizola?
Etizola affects your neural system; hence it can produce side effects that can hamper your driving skills. It can cause musculoskeletal relaxation and sedation that can significantly affect your driving. Avoid operating heavy machinery or driving after taking Etizola.


Can I consume alcohol with Etizola?
Drinking alcohol when taking medication is not recommended. Etizola depresses the Central Nervous System, and when taken with alcohol which is a depressant, it can further worsen the side effects of Etizola. Side effects like difficulty in focusing, drowsiness, dizziness and breathing problems may be seen.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of drug abuse.
  • Patients with a known history of drug abuse should take the medication with extreme caution. Such patients should be carefully monitored for changes in behaviour and mood. Use of this medication can b...
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  • You have a blood pressure problem.
  • Patients with high or low blood pressure should be cautious while using it since Etizola can cause a drop in blood pressure, leading to headaches and fainting.
  • A patient shows suicidal tendencies.
  • Etizola should be used carefully as it may increase the risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be monitored for changes in behaviour and mood.

Mode of Action of Etizola 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Etizolam is a Benzodiazepine that works like any other Benzodiazepine drug. The drug binds to messengers present in the brain that increase gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) levels in the brain. This int...
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Directions for Use of Etizola 0.5 MG

  • Take this medication as and when directed by your doctor.
  • Take Etizola with a glass of water and swallow it whole.
  • You can take Etizola with or without food.
  • Ensure not to chew, break, or crush the tablet.
  • Take the medication at a fixed time to avoid missing dosages.

Interactions of Etizola 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Seek medical advice before taking Etizola if you are on:
  • Clozapine
  • Cetirizine
  • Clonidine
  • Ketoconazole
  • Disulfiram
  • Metoclopramide

Interactions with food items

Drinking grapefruit juice while taking Etizola is not recommended since it can increase the risk of developing severe side effects

Storage and disposal of Etizola 0.5 MG

Store the medication at room temperature. Keep the medication away from animals and children in a locked cabinet. Store the pills in a cool and dry area. Do not take the medication past its expiry dat...
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Dosage of Etizola 0.5 MG


  • In case of an overdose (having more than the recommended amount), seek medical advice immediately. Call a doctor or reach the nearest hospital to seek advice.

Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Etizola, take it as and when you remember it. If it is time for the next Etizola dose, take that dose and skip the missed dosage. Do not take an extra dose of Etizola to compensa...
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Content Details


Dr Tanya Prasad

BDS, MDS in Orthodontics


Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is it safe to stop taking Etizola suddenly?

A: No. It is not advised to stop taking Etizola suddenly without consulting your doctor. There is an increased risk of developing symptoms such as nausea and irritability if the medication is stopped suddenly.

Q: Will stopping Etizola lead to the development of withdrawal symptoms?

  • Suddenly discontinuing the medication can lead to adverse reactions, especially if you have been taking a high dosage. In such cases, doctors advise patients to taper off their dosage slowly.


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ContainsEtizolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, Insomnia
Side effectsDrowsiness, Muscle Weakness, Fainting, Depression, Confusion, Change In Libido, Tremors, Irregular Heartbeat, Visual Impairment, Slurred Speech.
Last Updated on: 19 Jan 2022 | 03:32 PM (IST)
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