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Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's

Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's

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Composition

ETIZOLAM-0.5MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Atlanta Biological Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's

Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's belongs to a class of 'anxiolytic' (anxiety reducer) called benzodiazepine primarily used in the treatment of anxiety disorder, panic disorder and insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep). Anxiety is a mental health disorder associated with fear, worry and excessive nervousness. Insomnia is a disorder of sleep that causes difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes sudden feelings of fear even when there is no real danger with symptoms like a fast heartbeat.

Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's reduces anxiety/panic, induces sleep and relaxes muscles due to fits episodes. It works by increasing the activity of GABA (a chemical messenger in the brain that acts as a natural nerve-calming agent) and is involved in inducing sleep. Thereby, Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety and helps to fall asleep.

Take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's as prescribed. Your doctor will advise how often you take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's based on your medical condition. Most common side effects of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's include drowsiness, ataxia (neurological conditions which affect balance and coordination), dysarthria (difficulty speaking), nystagmus (involuntary eye movement) and blepharospasm (involuntary closure of eyelids). Most of these side effects of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's. Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in elderly patients as there is an increased risk of adverse reactions such as dizziness, muscle weakness and drowsiness. Do not take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's with opioids as it may cause breathing problems or other severe adverse effects. Respiratory depressant effects of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's are life-threatening in patients with severe chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) and asthma. Overdose may lead to rhabdomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle tissue) and hypothermia (a dangerous drop in body temperature). Alcohol consumption with Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's may potentiate the toxic effect of the drug.

Uses of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's

Treatment of Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Insomnia (sleep disorder).

Medicinal Benefits

Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's is an anxiolytic drug (reduces anxiety) that is used to treat anxiety, panic disorder over a short period and insomnia (difficulty in falling or staying asleep). Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's increases the activity of GABA (a chemical messenger in the brain that acts as a natural nerve-calming agent) and is involved in inducing sleep. Thereby, Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety and helps to fall asleep.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take it with or without food as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it. Tablet MD: Take it with or without food as advised by the doctor. Do not handle the tablet with wet hands. Put it in your mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly. Do not swallow the tablet.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's

  • Drowsiness
  • Ataxia (neurological conditions which affect balance and coordination)
  • Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Blepharospasm (involuntary closure of eyelids)

Drug Warnings

Do not take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's should be used with caution in elderly patients as there is an increased risk of adverse reactions such as dizziness, muscle weakness and drowsiness. Inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), chronic pulmonary insufficiency, drug addiction, kidney or liver problems before taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's. Do not take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's with opioids as it may cause breathing problems, drowsiness, coma and even death.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's may have interaction with high blood pressure-lowering medicines (clonidine, moxonidine, lofexidine, hydralazine, minoxidil, nitroprusside), fits related drugs (phenytoin, clonazepam, carbamazepine), antidepressants (paroxetine, fluvoxamine, trazodone), opioid pain killers (bupropion, morphine, codeine), drugs used to treat heartburn (cisapride), sedative-hypnotics (zolpidem), drugs used to treat low blood sugar (diazoxide), antifungals (fluconazole), drugs for stomach ulcers (cimetidine, esomeprazole, omeprazole), antipsychotics (clozapine), drugs to treat chronic alcoholism (disulfiram).

Drug-Food Interaction: Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid intake of alcohol while taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's as it may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), pulmonary insufficiency, kidney or liver problems, inform your doctor before taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CLONIDINE
  • MOXONIDINE
  • MINOXIDIL
  • CLONAZEPAM
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PAROXETINE
  • BUPROPION
  • CODEINE
  • ZOLPIDEM
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • CIMETIDINE
  • ESOMEPRAZOLE
  • OMEPRAZOLE
  • CLOZAPINE
  • DISULFIRAM
  • LOFEXIDINE
  • HYDRALAZINE
  • NITROPRUSSIDE
  • FLUVOXAMINE
  • TRAZODONE
  • MORPHINE
  • CISAPRIDE
  • DIAZOXIDE
  • PHENYTOIN

Habit Forming

Yes

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Do regular exercise and maintain healthy body weight.
  • Maintain a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid fried foods, high-fat dairy products, pastries and processed foods as they may worsen anxiety.
  • Follow a regular sleep pattern. Do not take a nap during day time.
  • Avoid watching tv, using mobiles or laptops just before bedtime.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase drowsiness.

Special Advise

Do not take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's for a prolonged time as it may lead to mental or physical dependence on Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Anxiety: It is a mental health disorder associated with fear, worry and excessive nervousness that may interfere with one’s daily activities. The symptoms of anxiety include feeling more stress than required for that event and lack of ability to set aside restlessness and worry.

Insomnia: It is a disorder of sleep that causes difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. It may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). Acute insomnia may last from one night to a few weeks and occurs due to stress or life changes. Chronic insomnia may last from more than 3 nights per week to more than 3 months. Insomnia is mostly caused due to depression, stress, anxiety, jet lag, shift work, uncomfortable beds, chronic illness, caffeine, nicotine or alcohol intake or due to certain medicines.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

Avoid consumption of alcohol with Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's as it may increase the risk of drowsiness and other adverse effects.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's is a Category C pregnancy drug, and safety is unknown. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is unknown whether Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before using Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's while breastfeeding.

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Driving

Unsafe

Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness, double vision or drowsiness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy, dizzy or experience any vision problems after taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's.

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Liver

Caution

Take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

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Kidney

Caution

If you have any concerns regarding the use of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

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Children

Caution

The safety of Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's in children is unknown. Please consult a doctor.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

1307, 11Th St, Yelareddyguda Hyderabad Tg 500073 In
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FAQs

No, you are not recommended to take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's with opioids as co-administration of these medicines may cause breathing problems, drowsiness or other adverse effects. However, before using Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's with any other medicines, you are advised to contact your doctor so that the dosage may be adjusted accordingly to use safely.
Yes, Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's may cause drowsiness. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid driving or any other activities that require mental alertness after taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's.
No, you are not recommended to stop taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms such as palpitations (the sensation that heart skipped a beat or extra beat), anxiety, confusion, difficulty in sleeping and tremors. Therefore, take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's, please consult your doctor so that the dose may be gradually reduced.
Yes, Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's may cause mental or physical dependence if used for a prolonged time. Therefore, take Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's only in dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
No, Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for patients suffering from myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness) as it may worsen the condition. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis before taking Etica-0.5 mg Tablet 10's.

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