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).
Media Articles Related to Estazolam
Insomnia Drug Linked to Doubling of ED Visits
Source: Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines [2014.08.15]
Overmedication with the insomnia drug zolpidem led to a near doubling of emergency department visits between 2006 and 2010 and is especially problematic for women.
Medscape Medical News
Belsomra Approved for Insomnia
Source: MedicineNet Sleep Specialty [2014.08.15]
Title: Belsomra Approved for Insomnia
Category: Health News
Created: 8/14/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug
Source: MedicineNet Clinical Trials Specialty [2014.08.14]
Title: FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 8/13/2014 7:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
FDA OKs Novel Insomnia Drug
Source: MedPage Today Neurology [2014.08.13]
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved the first orexin receptor antagonist, suvorexant (Belsomra), for the treatment of insomnia.
10 Tips to Avoid Insomnia and Get a Good Night's Sleep
Source: MedicineNet Sleep Aids And Stimulants 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
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. 
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.
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
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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