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Estazolam (Estazolam) - Summary

 
 



ESTAZOLAM SUMMARY

Estazolam, a triazolobenzodiazepine derivative, is an oral hypnotic agent. Estazolam occurs as a fine, white, odorless powder that is soluble in alcohol and practically insoluble in water.

Estazolam is indicated for the short-term management of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings. Both outpatient studies and a sleep laboratory study have shown that estazolam administered at bedtime improved sleep induction and sleep maintenance (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).

Because insomnia is often transient and intermittent, the prolonged administration of estazolam is generally neither necessary nor recommended. Since insomnia may be a symptom of several other disorders, the possibility that the complaint may be related to a condition for which there is a more specific treatment should be considered.

There is evidence to support the ability of estazolam to enhance the duration and quality of sleep for intervals up to 12 weeks (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Estazolam

10 Tips to Avoid Insomnia and Get a Good Night's Sleep
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Activity Specialty [2014.07.18]
Title: 10 Tips to Avoid Insomnia and Get a Good Night's Sleep
Category: Doctor's Views
Created: 6/14/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Insomnia
Source: MedicineNet Biorhythms Specialty [2014.07.17]
Title: Insomnia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/6/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Insomnia Treatment (Sleep Aids and Stimulants)
Source: MedicineNet Depression Specialty [2014.07.17]
Title: Insomnia Treatment (Sleep Aids and Stimulants)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 9/24/1999 7:06:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Your reaction to stress may increase your risk for insomnia
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.07.07]
A new study is the first to identify specific coping behaviors through which stress exposure leads to the development of insomnia.

No link discovered between insomnia symptoms and high blood pressure
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2014.06.27]
There's good news for the 30 per cent or more of adults who suffer from insomnia - difficulty falling asleep, waking up for prolonged periods during the night or unwanted early morning awakenings.

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Published Studies Related to Estazolam

[Analysis on somnipathy related factors in elderly patients with stroke and comparative study on the efficacy of treatment by traditional Chinese medicine and by estazolam] [2009.03]
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the somnipathy related factors in elderly patients with stroke and to compare effects of traditional Chinese medicine and estazolam on sleep and the followed nervous function... CONCLUSION: The occurrence of somnipathy in stroke patients was closely related with the property and site of lesion, and the neurological deficit degree of patients. Better sleep is surely favorable for recovery of the nervous function, and TCM shows a favorable efficacy on somnipathy.

Comparative bioavailability of two estazolam tablet formulations in Indonesian healthy volunteers. [2008]
AIM: To compare the bioavailability of two estazolam (CAS 29975-16-4) tablet formulations (Estalin 2 mg tablets as test formulation and 2 mg tablets of the originator product as reference formulation)... CONCLUSION: These results indicate that two formulations of estazolam are bioequivalent and, thus, may be prescribed interchangeably.

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Clinical Trials Related to Estazolam

Randomised, Double-Blind Study to Investigate the Safety and Efficacy of Brotizolam in Insomnia Outpatients. [Completed]
To investigate the efficacy and safety of Brotizolam in the treatment of patients with insomnia in comparison with that of Estazolam

A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Zolpidem Modified Release Formulation in Insomnia Patients [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of zolpidem modified release (MR) tablet using estazolam (Eurodin) as a comparative drug in patients with primary insomnia.

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Reports of Suspected Estazolam Side Effects

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (21)Disease Progression (16)Hepatitis Acute (16)Condition Aggravated (16)Atrial Fibrillation (16)Concomitant Disease Progression (16)Circulatory Collapse (14)Serotonin Syndrome (13)Cardiac Failure Congestive (12)Hyponatraemia (10)more >>


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