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Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There are no controlled studies in breastfeeding women, however the risk of untoward effects to a breastfed infant is possible; or, controlled studies show only minimal non-threatening adverse effects. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant.
Typical usage: Short-term management of anxiety, insomnia.
Side Effects: Sedation, muscle weakness, ataxia, vertigo, headache, confusion, depression, slurred speech or dysarthria, changes in libido, tremor, visual disturbances, urinary retention or incontinence, GI disturbances.
Drug Interaction: Etizolam is known to interact with other drugs like clonidine, diazoxide, disulfiram, clozapine, diuretics, moxonidine, nabitone, nitrates, cimetidine, esomeprazole and omeprazole, muscle relaxants, dopaminergics, lofexidine, hydralazine, minoxidil and nitroprusside, antifungals. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Mechanism Of Action: Etizolam is a derivative of benzodiazepine that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and anxiety disorder. Etizolam stimulate and enhance gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) which is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
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