What is Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan)?
Etizolam is a type of hypnotics. Etizolam belongs to category of hypnotics and sedatives drugs. Etizolam is athienodiazepine drug which is a benzodiazepine analog. The etizolam molecule differs from most other benzodiazepines in that the benzene ring has been replaced by a thiophene ring. It possesses amnesic, anxiolytic, anti convulsion, hypnotic, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties.
Indication/Contraindication for use of Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan)
- Myasthenia gravis, acute angle closure glaucoma, pregnancy, breast feeding, hypersensitivity, serve respiratory failure or hepatic impairment.
- Anxiety, tension, depression, neurasthenic symptoms or sleep disorders in neurosis.
- Cervical vertebral disease, low back pain and tension headache.
Side Effects of Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan)
Drowsiness, malaise, jaundice, thirst, nausea, retching, rash and weakness.
Dosage and Prescribing Information for Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan)
Anxiety : 0.51mg BID or TID, Panic disorders with agoraphobia : 0.5mg BID, Neurosis or depression : 1 mg TID, Psychosomatic disease, cervical vertebral disease, low back pain or Tension headache : 0.5mg TID, Sleep disorder : 13mg at bedtime. Maximum dose : Adults: 3 mg/day, Elderly 1.5mg/day. Treatment should be as short as possible; duratÏon of treatment should not exceed 8-12 weeks
Drug Interactions of Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan)
CNS depressants phenothiazines, barbiturates and alcohol; MAO inhibitors, Fluvoxamine maleate.
Precautions while prescribing Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan)
Severe hepatic, renal, cardiac and cerebral organic disturbance, children, elderly patients, patients with weakness, driving, pregnancy, delivery or lactation, children.