Etizolam is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It can also be define as a thienodiazepine, which is an analogue of benzodiazepine. In other words, chemically it is slightly different from a benzodiazepine like Xanax.
Common side effects of Etizolam 1mg
How to withdraw Etizolam?
Etizolam is very well absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, it quickly floods the brain and reaches peak levels anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after ingestion. It has a plasma half-life of 3.5 hours, while its active metabolite alpha-hydroxy etizolam has a half-life of over 8 hours.
What is the half life of Etizolam?
Difference between Xanax and Etizolam
The two drugs work in the brain in very similar ways, but they’re actually in different chemical classes. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which has a chemical structure that involves a benzene ring touching a diazepine ring. Other drugs in this class are Valium and Ativan.
Etizolam also has benzene and diazepine rings, but they aren’t touching. Where the benzene ring resides in a benzodiazepine, there’s another structure called a thiophene ring. This difference puts etizolam in a category called thienotriazolodiazepine.
Xanax and Etizolam can be used to stop sleeping troubles. After all, they depress or slow down the central nervous system effectively. Hence, the medicines make you feel relaxed and sleepy.