Etizolam is a drug that helps treat anxiety and panic disorders. While it can help treat other diseases, it is also illegal in many countries. Read more below to learn about the pros and cons of this drug.

Note: By writing this post, we are not recommending this drug. Some of our readers who were already taking the drug requested that we commission a post on it, and we are simply providing information that is available in the scientific literature. Please discuss your medications with your doctor. Etizolam is specifically a drug that we at SelfHacked would recommend against, especially without consulting with a physician, since it is addictive.

What is Etizolam?

Etizolam is commonly used for a short term treatment for anxiety and panic disorders. While it is effective at treating certain diseases, it has also been a drug that has the potential for abuse.

Uses of Etizolam

1) Anxiety

In a double-blind study, etizolam is effective at treating anxiety and depressive symptoms (R, R2).

It reduces anxiety and shows signs as an antidepressant (R).

In a double-blind study with 30 female subjects, etizolam was effective at reducing anxiety and depressive activity.

When paired with other treatments, it alleviates symptoms in a case of panic disorder (R).

It is also an effective treatment for hypertension (R).

2) Pain

Etizolam can alleviate pain for up to thirty minutes but is not the ideal form of treatment (R).

In young female patients, etizolam in combination with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug was an effective treatment for tension typical headaches (R).

This drug is also effective at treating irritable colon syndrome with concurrent chronic anxiety conditions (R).

3) Schizophrenic Delusions

Etizolam impacts P300 latency (decreased cognitive function in decision making) (R).

When it comes to cognitive function with those have anxiety disorders, doses of the drug were no more significant than the placebo (R).

Etizolam mitigates auditory delusion seen in a schizophrenic patient (R, R2).

4) Vertigo

Low doses reduce dizziness scores, functional and emotional scores in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (R).

5) Brain Disorders

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is a brain disorder that can cause muscular dysfunction, unstable blood pressure levels, high fever, etc.

With the withdrawal of oral Etizolam, symptoms of Postoperative neuroleptic malignant syndrome was present in an elderly man who had undergone a lobectomy of the lung (R).

In a Parkinson’s patient, withdrawal of the drug induces symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (R).

Treatment can also reduce the recurrence of chronic subdural hematoma, which happens when blood pools in the brain (R).

Caution

Etizolam is an addictive drug and should be used with extreme caution, and with a doctor’s guidance.

Although it has lower possibilities of dependence than conventional benzodiazepines, it should be taken with caution because the possibility of dependence is not eliminated only mitigated (R).

Etizolam has sedative and sleep-inducing effects (R).

In contrast to adults, when children take Etizolam they experience excitation and muscle weakness (R).

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