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Brand Names: Prosom

Generic Name: estazolam (Pronunciation: es TA zoe lam)

What is estazolam (Prosom)?

Estazolam is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Estazolam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems (insomnia).

Estazolam is used to treat insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling or staying asleep.

Estazolam may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Estazolam 1 mg-IVA

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Estazolam 1 mg-TEV

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Estazolam 1 mg-WAT

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Estazolam 2 mg-IVA

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Estazolam 2 mg-TEV

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Estazolam 2 mg-WAT

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Prosom 2 mg

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What are the possible side effects of estazolam (Prosom)?

Stop using estazolam and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • confusion, slurred speech, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • hallucinations, agitation, aggression;
  • thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • problems with urination; or
  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • daytime drowsiness (or during hours when you are not normally sleeping);
  • amnesia or forgetfulness;
  • muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination;
  • numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling;
  • headache, blurred vision, depressed mood;
  • feeling nervous, excited, or irritable;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort; or
  • dry mouth, increased thirst.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about estazolam (Prosom)?

Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking estazolam and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to estazolam or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), temazepam (Restoril), or triazolam (Halcion).

Estazolam may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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