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A 34-year-old member asked:

I got prescribed estazolam today and i am nervous to take it?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Estazolam: As a sleep aid it is recommended for short-term use. Side effects are weakness, muscle spasms, nausea, diarrhea, headaches. If worried, discuss with your doctor about minimal dosage to try.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prosom: Per Drugs.Com some of the more common side effects with use of Prosom (Estazolam) can include memory problems, headache, dizziness, feeling “hungover”, sedation, GI upset, dry mouth & difficulty with coordination. This medication can become addictive. If it is used, use should only be short-term.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I got prescribed estazolam and haven't started to take it?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 43 years experience
No: Firstly, Estazolam is not a good sleeping pill because it has a long half-life and stays in your body all day the next day. Secondly, sleeping pills should not be taken nightly, they should only be taken here and there, now and then. They are addictive, and tolerance and withdrawal develop. There are other medicines (mostly off-label) that are not sleeping pills but can be used long-term for sleep.

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