Etizolam is a benzodiazepine analog belonging to a group of drugs called thienodiazepines. It possesses amnesic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, and muscle-relaxing properties. The plasma half-life of etizolam is 3.5 hours. Its effects may reach their peak at around three to four and may last for six to eight hours, depending on the rate of metabolism. Its active metabolite α-hydroxyetizolam displays a longer elimination half-life of 8 hours. The half-life is an essential indicator of the duration of action. Etizolam is very well absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract; it quickly floods the brain and reaches peak levels 30 minutes to two hours after ingestion.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am wondering if I can take Levothyroxine along with MAO inhibitor? Also, I have taken Etizolam for a sleep disorder, how long do I need to wait before I can take MAO inhibitor? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take Levothyroxine with MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor. The list of contraindicated drugs is as follows. Amphetamines. Cocaine. MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Opiates. Barbiturates. Decongestants and allergy medications. Diet pill... Read Full »