Estazolam General Information
Estazolam Tablet is indicated for the treatment of insomnia. it is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty sleeping and staying asleep. People who are experiencing this condition have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Waking up often during the night
- Having trouble going back to sleep
- Difficulty falling asleep
This medication may help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. This may also lessen how often you wake up during the night so you can get a better night’s rest.
How does Estazolam Tablet work?
Estazolam Tablet is a triazolobenzodiazepine derivative. It is an oral hypnotic agent with anticonvulsant, hypnotic, and has muscle relaxant properties. This medication works by slowing the activity in the brain to allow sleep. It binds non-specifically to benzodiazepine receptors, which affects anticonvulsant activity, muscle relaxation, memory, and motor coordination. As benzodiazepine receptors are thought to be coupled to gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA) receptors, this enhances the effects of GABA. It is by increasing GABA affinity for the GABA receptor. The binding of inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA to the site opens the chloride channel. In which it results in a hyperpolarized cell membrane that prevents further excitation of the cell.
Why use Estazolam Tablet?
Estazolam Tablet belongs to the class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. This medication acts on your brain to produce a calming effect. This is an oral hypnotic agent that occurs as a fine, white, and odorless powder. This is also soluble in alcohol and practically insoluble in water. Each tablet contains 1mg or 2mg of Estazolam. This was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Estazolam Tablet?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response.
Estazolam Tablet is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken just before you get into bed. You may take it with or without food. Follow the prescription of your doctor very carefully.
You may have trouble sleeping the first few nights after you stop taking this medication. This is called rebound insomnia and it is normal. It will usually go away after 1 or 2 nights. If this effect continues, call your doctor right away.
What are the side-effects of Estazolam Tablet?
- Abnormal coordination
- Chest pain
- Back pain
- Sore throat
- Cold symptoms
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this drug, let your doctor know if you are allergic to it or if you have any allergies. This drug may have inactive ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction.
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women before taking this drug.
- Do not share this with others who have the same condition as yours.
- Keep this away from heat and moisture.