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10 tablets in 1 strip
6 To 15 days
What is Etifine(Etizolam)?
Etifine (Etizolam) is a drug that is used for the treatment of anxiety and depression and is a commonly prescribed medicine for people suffering from the same. The drug resembles the benzodiazepine meds available in the market. The main constituent of this medicine is Etizolam but the chemical structure of this is unlike other benzodiazepines. The structure has a thiophenic ring in comparison to the other benzodiazepines. Hence we can say that this thieno diazepine has the same characteristics as that of benzodiazepines.
Uses of Etifine
People suffering from extreme sleep disorders have been prescribed with this medicine. This medicine works as a sedative and helps in the cure of anxiety as well. This drug also helps people who have been suffering from extreme fear and panic disorder. This medicine has proved to help people in calming down and treat their anxiousness very effectively.
How does Etifine(Etizolam) work?
Comprising of Etizolam, it is a thienotriazolodiazepine. Which in itself is an analog of benzodiazepines. It is beneficial because it acts as a repetitive sedative an anxiolytic, an anticonvulsant and as a gaunt muscle relaxant and has many characteristics that help in aiding many medical conditions of a human body.
How does Etifine treat Anxiety?
Our brain activity mainly works through neurotransmitters. The neurons pass the messages to each part of our entire body and are the main reason why we behave in any certain way. All the responses and emotions of our body are transmitted through these neurons and are dependent on the external stimuli which excite the neurons accordingly.
When a person becomes anxious, certain stimuli or external force makes us feel the same and it can be the real fear or the one that is just perceived by the person. If a person feels anxious, the mental ability and brain activity increases in a person and the neurotransmitters act in a very haphazard way and due to that an undue confusion starts in our head that in turn makes a person anxious and over stimulates one’s nervous system.
Such anxiousness comes in hand with some consequences or we can say it can be characterized and recognized by various physical changes that include:
Increased heart rate
Also, the above-mentioned changes can be different for different people
When the body reflects the above mentioned common effects of anxiety in people, then a defense mechanism starts in our nervous system which in turn asks our body to relax and calm down by sending the message through the neurotransmitters in response to the anxiety.
There is a particular type of neurotransmitter that allows the relaxation of the anxiety in a human body and that is called GABA neurotransmitter. (GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID).When the human brain transmits GABA, in response to it a billion of brain signals receive this particular signal and respond to it to ease out the anxiety and helps in the relaxation and calming down of a person.
This medicine Etizolam helps the GABA neurotransmitter to work faster than it already does and hence we feel more relaxed than we would have without it hence nullifying our anxiousness and fear
Who can use Etifine(Etizolam)?
Etifine, as described above works in a certain way and can be used for majorly for below-mentioned reasons:
- People suffering from anxiety can use this medicine which in turn helps in the relaxation
- If people suffer from panic attacks, this medicine can help a person relax by acting as a sedative hence calming down a person.
- If a person suffers from irregular sleep cycles or insomnia, this drug is highly prescribed.
Etifine(Etizolam) Dosage Information:
The most suggested dosage for Etifine is 0.5 mg which can further be reduced to 0.25mg or increased to 1 mg as per the response of the patient towards a particular dosage. In the market it comes in 4 different dosages:
Etifine 0.25mg (Etizolam)
Etifine 2.0mg (Etizolam)
The overdose of Etifine can lead to the following symptoms:
- Weakness in the muscles
- Breathing Problems
- Mood swings
- Slow Pulse
- In extremely rare cases or worst-case scenarios, the overdose may lead to coma aswell.
How to take Etifine for treating Anxiety?
The medication needs to be taken as per the doctor’s prescription and special instruction by the doctor needs to be followed in order to treat oneself properly.
The first and foremost concern is the timing. The time constraint needs to be taken care of while treatment.
It is usually suggested to be taken at a particular fixed time if a person suffers from normal anxiety or panic attacks. The medicine need not be chewed by the patient and can be taken directly into the stomach with plain water.
For certain patients, there might be more to follow for one’s treatment and hence should be taken care of.
Can Etifine be used (taken) on an empty stomach?
Unlike most of the medicines, having a full stomach before the drug makes no impact on the medication. However, Etifine (Etizolam) can be taken after a meal but the effect is not improved or compromised in this way anyhow.
If a dosage is being missed by a person, it is suggested to take the next dosage at its own time and not overdose yourself with the medicine as it can be harmful to the body.
There are certain other medicines that cannot be intake with Etifine and need to be avoided while following this very treatment for anxiety. Some of the medicines that are suggested to be avoided by the doctors are:
Apart from the above medicines, there are certain medical conditions that can make it difficult for you to be treated by Etifine and these are:
- Glaucoma: it is a condition where the human optic nerve is damaged and is usually affected by adults. If you use Etifine(Etizolam) while suffering from Glaucoma it might have a harsh impact on your condition
- Pulmonary insufficiency
A person suffering from pulmonary inefficiency can face severe breathing problems if using Etifine and it might also prove fatal in many cases.
- Liver Diseases
Liver diseases might be directly affected if the intake of Etifine is in a particular human body and hence needs to be monitored well by the doctor.
Now, apart from the above-mentioned points, there are certain precautions that need to be taken ore you opt for Etifine as your anxiety treatment.
- Grapefruit juice is not considered good if a person happens to have Etifine in his/her body.
- Alcohol can not be consumed adjacently
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid Etifine.
- Smoking should be completely avoided as it makes the anxiety of a person worst
- While using Etifine, any other antidepressant needs to be avoided.
Side effects of Etifine(Etizolam):
- Acting as a sedative, this drug makes a person sleep more and hence attention requiring activities should be avoided after the intake of the medicine. Lethargic: A person feel lethargic after the intake of the drug
- Muscle weakness can be witnessed
- A person might feel dizzy.
- Headaches can be common.
- Productivity can be hampered
- A person might feel a change in sexual desires.
- Decision-making skills can be compromised.
Stomach cramps can be witnessed.