This medication is used to treat a certain sleep problem (Insomnia). It may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen how often you wake up during the night, so you can get a better night’s rest. Estazolam belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect. Estazolam is a benzodiazepine.
It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced and cause sleep problems (insomnia). Estazolam is used to treat insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling or staying asleep. Estazolam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Use of this medication is usually limited to short treatment periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less. If your insomnia continues for a longer time, talk to your doctor to see if you need other treatment.
Please you should not use this drug if you are also using itraconazole or ketoconazole. Do not use Estazolam if you are pregnant. estazolam can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. This medication may be habit-forming. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.
Always read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using Estazolam and each time you get a refill. In case of any questions, kindly refer to your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually just before you get into bed.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Although unlikely, this drug can rarely cause temporary short-term memory loss. To lessen the chance of this, do not take a dose of this drug unless you have time for a full night’s sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours.
If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, flushing, stomach cramps, nervousness, shakiness). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used estazolam for a long time or in high doses.
Estazolam’s more common and less side effects include: drowsiness, ejaculatory disorder, nausea, insomnia, and diaphoresis. Other side effects include: suicidal tendencies, agitation, diarrhea, impotence, sinusitis, anxiety, confusion, exacerbation of depression, lack of concentration, tremor, vomiting, anorexia, and xerostomia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects. Nausea, dry mouth, loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness, sweating, blurred vision, and yawning may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Refer to your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: shaking (tremor), decreased interest in sex, changes in sexual ability, easy bruising/bleeding. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, seizures, eye pain/swelling/redness, widened pupils, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night).
Estazolam overdose and a serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, give or take naloxone if available, then dial police or emmergencies’ number. If the person is awake and has no symptoms, call a poison control center right away. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose.
You must always keep on your mind to not share Estazolam with others. Psychiatric/medical checkups (and possibly laboratory tests) must be done periodically to monitor your progress and check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. Sharing this drug is against the law.
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