Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan) Side Effects, Indications, Interactions, Dosage Information

Feb 15, 2011 2 Comments by

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 The etizolam molecule differs from most other benzodiazepines in that the benzene ring has been replaced by a thiophene ring.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.

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2 Responses to “Etizolam (Etilaam and Sedekopan) Side Effects, Indications, Interactions, Dosage Information”

  1. K L DHAR says:

    I have been taking Etilaam 0.5n , 1 tab each in morning and evening since 30 May 2011 as per Doctors advice [a Neuro surgeon], as also one tablet of Nuraday ER 1500 mcg at bed time. I have also taken one tab each in morning and evening for three days of Tab Naprosyn, and 1 tab each on three subsequent occasions SOS, as per Dr’s advice. I have been advised to take these medicines for 2 weeks.
    I was having occasioanlly mild and sometimes severe headache for the last 2-3 months. Previously in 1984 I had an attack of TEA at a young age of 37 years. The CT scan has shown some fluid collection in cerebral area of my head. I am presently of 65 years of age having DM type-II, HT, mild prostat problems.
    I am afraid as to the use of above medicines, as these may not aggravate my problems of HT, Lever, Kidneys etc as shown in their contraindications.I Shall be grateful if you could kindly advice further on the subject. Otherwise I am quite alright, as my DM and BP remain under control i.e. 100/150 F and PP and Bp 130/70. Shall eagerly wait for your expert opinion an d advice please.
    With kind regards.
    Yours faithfully,

  2. Narayan Sarkar says:

    Dear Doctor,I have been taking alprazolam since last six years.0.5mg at morning and 0.25mg at evening.Now I want to leave alprazolam.Can I take etizolam instead of alprazolam?I am now 4

    Thank you
    Yours faithfully

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