A class C drug is also known as Etizolam is an illegal drug that belongs to a class of drugs called “thienodiazepine“, which is chemically similar to benzodiazepines. Both drugs are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, meaning that they reduce stimulation in the brain. When taken in small amounts, etizolam and benzodiazepines work to reduce anxiety and nervousness and may help with insomnia and muscle relaxation. When used recreationally, high doses are taken, which leads to brain chemistry and signaling, possibly resulting in the development of dependence or addiction. In addition, when etizolam is taken with other CNS depressants, including alcohol, the result can be fatal.

Etizolam can be obtained in tablet form or the form of white powder. The pills are usually blue but may be white or pink. Recreational etizolam can be consumed on blotter paper. Etizolam is known by several street names, some of which refer to the brand names of Etizolam. The following list includes common brands: Etilaam, Sedekopan, Etizest, Etizex, Pasadena, or Depas.

Use Of Etizolam 

In countries where etizolam is a prescription drug (India, Japan, and Italy), etizolam usually includes treatments for generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. It has also been used to treat insomnia and, unlike benzodiazepines, may be useful for people with generalized anxiety disorders with depressive symptoms. Etizolam may have other valid medical uses, including reducing bleeding after neurosurgery and reducing bronchoconstriction in emphysema and asthma.

Recreationally, high doses of dysfunction are taken for the resulting feelings of relaxed euphoria. Users often report that they think they are swimming. Unfortunately, these feelings lead first-time users to continue using Etizolam, and regular use leads to tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

Prescription Dosage Of Etizolam

In countries where etizolam is a prescription drug, the dose of etizolam is usually between 0.5 mg and 2 mg per day and is prescribed by a physician. Although studies to elucidate pharmacology and pharmacokinetics in humans are underway, some reports suggest that etizolam is 10 times more potent than diazepam (a benzodiazepine). Rarely, people who misuse etizolam may take it in other ways, including inhalation, rectal suppository, or through injection.

Overdoses are associated with syncope, respiratory depression, extremely slow heart rate, and arrhythmia, coma, and death. There is currently no empirically validated treatment for etizolam overdose, although the drug, flumazenil, binds competitively in the same place that etizolam and benzodiazepines bind (ie GABA receptors in the brain) and help to reverse the effects of etizolam. 

Addictiveness of Etizolam

Because etizolam is a relatively new drug that has not been well studied, there have been few clinical trials that evaluate the potential for dependence and addiction. However, increasing preliminary data indicate that etizolam has a high risk of dependence and a relatively high potential for misuse. In addition, anecdote reports and case studies released from hospital emergency departments indicate that etizolam is addictive and can also have dangerous consequences. Currently, many European and Asian countries are the major sources of data for adverse effects associated with the misuse of etizolam. 

Classification Of Etizolam 

The United States government has not approved Etizolam for prescriptions. In other words, the FDA has not approved etizolam for any therapeutic purpose and does not provide the prescribed information to etizolam. The DEA also did not classify etizolam as a drug that has medical value or abuse potential (it is an “undefined” drug), so its sale and use are not federally regulated. However, as a result of the increasing number of people who are abusing etizolam, many states have added it to their list of controlled substances.

Side Effect Of Etizolam

Etizolam works by increasing the signal of a chemical in the brain called GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means that it reduces brain activity. Etizolam is quite effective in reducing anxiety and preventing panic attacks. However, too much inhibitory neurotransmission leads to such low levels of brain activity that disrupt normal bodily functions including breathing.

  • When it is taken clinically, the most commonly reported side effects of etizolam are drowsiness, sleepiness, and muscle weakness. Serious adverse side effects of etizolam are often associated with abuse and include coordination, loss of speech, confusion, and fainting. Regular abuse has been significantly associated with something called blepharospasm, especially among women. Blepharospasm is a medical term that refers to abnormal eyelid cramps that progress in intensity and frequency over time.
  • When etizolam is combined with other drugs that slow brain function (CNS depression), the result can be dangerous, even fatal. When etizolam is taken with alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines, the net effect may be synergistic, meaning that the combination of the drug has a greater overall effect than any drug if taken independently. Would have been. Many other drugs involving benzodiazepines or etizolam are involved in other drugs and occur when people faint and their breathing and heart rate slows down so much that they enter a comatose state, eventually leading to death. 

How long will Etizolam stay in your system?

Etizolam has a half-life of 3.4 hours but has been shown to vary greatly depending on the amount taken and the metabolism of the person using it. Larger doses of etizolam are now associated with longer half-lives, with one report finding that etizolam half-lives can be as long as 15 hours.

As a result, the time of detection of etizolam can range from about one-half day to 6 days. In addition, etizolam metabolism produces at least one by-product that can be measured for approximately three and a half days. It should be noted that all blood samples are in these tests. Currently, the most popular drug testing companies do not offer specific etizolam drug tests. However, drug testing protocols are being evaluated and preliminary results suggest that it is easy to test for etizolam and the results are reliable.

There are over-the-counter “dipstick” type tests that can evaluate whether benzodiazepines are present in urine or other fluids. Because etizolam has a chemical structure similar to that of benzodiazepines, it is possible that the dipstick type of test will give a positive result if one has recently used etizolam. However, these tests are not approved for use as employment or court-ordered drug tests.