Estazolam

Insomnia
Treatment
1 FDA approval
20 Active Studies for Estazolam

What is Estazolam

EstazolamThe Generic name of this drug
Treatment SummaryClonazepam is a type of drug known as a benzodiazepine. It can be used to treat seizures, as a sleep aid, and to relax muscles. In some cases, it is more powerful than similar medications such as diazepam and nitrazepam.
Prosomis the brand name
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Estazolam Overview & Background
Brand Name
Generic Name
First FDA Approval
How many FDA approvals?
Prosom
Estazolam
1990
19

Approved as Treatment by the FDA

Estazolam, also known as Prosom, is approved by the FDA for 1 uses like Insomnia .
Insomnia
Helps manage Insomnia

Effectiveness

How Estazolam Affects PatientsEstazolam is a type of medicine with sedative, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant effects. It is taken by mouth and can be more powerful than other drugs like diazepam or nitrazepam.
How Estazolam works in the bodyBenzodiazepines work by attaching to benzodiazepine receptors, which helps the body relax, reduce seizure activity, maintain motor coordination, and improve memory. This action is thought to be connected to GABA receptors, which cause cells to become more resistant to excitation by allowing chloride ions to enter the cells. This helps reduce further stimulation of the cells.

When to interrupt dosage

The dosage of Estazolam is contingent upon the diagnosed disorder. The quantity of dosage is contingent upon the technique of administration (e.g. Tablet - Oral or Oral) as detailed in the following table.
Condition
Dosage
Administration
Insomnia
, 2.0 mg, 1.0 mg
, Oral, Tablet, Tablet - Oral

Warnings

Estazolam has two contraindications, so it should not be used in cases of the conditions below which are set out in the table.Estazolam Contraindications
Condition
Risk Level
Notes
Pulse Frequency
Do Not Combine
Pulse Frequency
Do Not Combine
There are 20 known major drug interactions with Estazolam.
Common Estazolam Drug Interactions
Drug Name
Risk Level
Description
Azelastine
Major
Estazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Azelastine.
Deutetrabenazine
Major
The risk or severity of sedation and somnolence can be increased when Estazolam is combined with Deutetrabenazine.
Ethanol
Major
Estazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Ethanol.
Methadone
Major
Estazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Methadone.
Oliceridine
Major
The risk or severity of hypotension, sedation, death, somnolence, and respiratory depression can be increased when Estazolam is combined with Oliceridine.
Estazolam Toxicity & Overdose RiskSigns of an overdose on Xanax include confusion, slowed breathing, extreme drowsiness and possibly coma, impaired coordination, and difficulty speaking.
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Estazolam Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Estazolam?

At present, 82 active studies are examining the potential of Estazolam to treat Insomnia.
Condition
Clinical Trials
Trial Phases
Insomnia
86 Actively Recruiting
Phase 4, Not Applicable, Phase 2, Phase 3, Early Phase 1

Estazolam Reviews: What are patients saying about Estazolam?

5Patient Review
6/4/2010
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I have a prescription for this and my doctor says that it should work well but I can't find a pharmacy that carries it. Any suggestions?
5Patient Review
3/5/2014
Estazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I have to take this medication in order to sleep, which concerns me. I often wake up feeling foggy and my vision is blurry. It takes me hours to motivate myself. I've tried getting off of the medication but without success; I just can't seem to fall asleep.
5Patient Review
3/21/2017
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I have suffered for years with different sleep medications, none of which worked. This is the first treatment that has given me restful and pain-free sleep.
4.7Patient Review
4/4/2011
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
Works great! I have bizarre dreams while on this medication, but some of them are actually pretty entertaining. No nightmares, so it doesn't really bother me.
4.3Patient Review
8/5/2014
Estazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I find that a low dose of this treatment (1 mg) is all I need to fall asleep. Additionally, I appreciate that I don't feel sedated or groggy the next day like I have with other alternatives.
4.3Patient Review
9/10/2010
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I've tried a lot of the different prescription sleep medications out there, and this was the only one that worked for me.
4Patient Review
1/18/2012
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I've been taking this treatment for a while now with no negative consequences that I'm aware of.
3Patient Review
3/16/2010
Estazolam for Osteoporosis
This treatment really helped me. I'm grateful for modern medicine.
3Patient Review
3/16/2010
Estazolam for Osteoporosis
This treatment really helped me. I'm grateful for modern medicine.
2.3Patient Review
3/5/2013
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I didn't find this to be effective at the 2mg dosage.
2.3Patient Review
9/18/2012
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
No better than placebo for severe insomnia.
2.3Patient Review
3/5/2013
Estazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I'm really disappointed because this didn't work at all for me.
2.3Patient Review
2/24/2015
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I didn't experience any benefits from this treatment.
2.3Patient Review
4/19/2019
Estazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I took the recommended 6mg dosage but didn't experience any benefits.
1.7Patient Review
11/17/2019
Estazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I was prescribed this medication 16 years ago and it became less effective over time; however, by then I was addicted. This drug is meant for short-term use (1-2 weeks) but my doctors kept me on it much longer. Now I can't get off of it and the withdrawal symptoms are awful. If you can avoid taking this medication, do yourself a favor and don't start.
1.7Patient Review
11/17/2019
Estazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I was prescribed this medication 16 years ago and it lost its efficacy over time. However, by that point I was addicted and my doctor kept me on it for far too long. If you can help it, don't start taking this drug because the withdrawal symptoms are incredibly difficult to deal with.
1Patient Review
1/29/2011
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I have anxiety and this medication made it worse. I would have vivid dreams and wake up having panic attacks. I would fall back asleep & wake up having panic attacks again. I did not sleep well & wake tired every day.
1Patient Review
11/17/2010
Estazolam for Severe Trouble Sleeping
I stopped taking this treatment because it caused me to do things unconsciously, like eating and cooking, and I also became violent.
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Patient Q&A Section about estazolam

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is estazolam the same as Xanax?

"Although not available in the U.S., etizolam is a thienodiazepine, which is a benzodiazepine analog. In other words, chemically, it is slightly different than a benzodiazepine like Xanax. It is deemed a Schedule 1 drug in some states because it can be found online and on the street as a recreational drug."

Answered by AI

How fast does estazolam work?

"How long does it take for Estazolam to work? Your sleep issues should improve within 7 to 10 days of taking Estazolam. If your sleep issues do not improve during this period, or if they worsen, call your doctor."

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What is estazolam used for?

"Estazolam is a type of benzodiazepine that is used to treat insomnia or difficulty sleeping. This medication is meant for short-term use only and is typically used for a period of 7 to 10 days. Benzodiazepines work by depressing the central nervous system, which slows down the nervous system."

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What is the brand name of estazolam?

"Triazolobenzodiazepines are a class of benzodiazepines fused with a triazole ring. Estazolam, sold under the brand name Prosom among others, is a tranquilizer medication of this class. It has properties that allow it to act as an anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, and skeletal muscle relaxant."

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Clinical Trials for Estazolam

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