Compare Butisol vs. Estazolam

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Butisol
(butabarbital)

Prosom
(estazolam)

Helps you fall asleep. Butisol (butabarbital) is not very good for sleeping problems because it can be addictive.Helps you stay asleep longer. Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.
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Best available price for 30 (2mg) tablets of estazolam
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Side effects
ButisolEstazolam
  • Sleepiness 3%
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  • Sleepiness 15%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Abnormal coordination 3%
  • Leg and foot pain 1%
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How it works
ButisolEstazolam
Butisol (butabarbital) is a barbiturate. It works by calming and relaxing you so you're able to sleep.Prosom (estazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you stay asleep by improving the quality of your sleep so you don't wake up as much at night.
Type of medication
ButisolEstazolam
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
ButisolEstazolam
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
ButisolEstazolam
Risk factors for serious side effects
ButisolEstazolam
  • Having acute or chronic pain
  • age 65 or older
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
Detailed Butisol (butabarbital) risks & warnings »
  • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking sedative medicines
  • People age 65 or older
Detailed Prosom (estazolam) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Interactions
ButisolEstazolam
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
No interactions related info.
Alcohol
ButisolEstazolam
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines if you're taking Butisol (butabarbital). This can slow down your breathing. Talk to your doctor about other options to help you sleep.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics with Butisol (butabarbital) since this can slow your breathing.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
Pain
ButisolEstazolam
  • If you're having acute or chronic pain, or if you're older, Butisol (butabarbital) can cause you to feel more awake instead of sleepy, or you may not notice changes in your pain until it wears off. Talk to your doctor about other options to help you sleep if this happens.
No pain related info.
Upsides and benefits
ButisolEstazolam
  • Butisol (butabarbital) works very quickly to help you fall asleep, within 45-60 minutes, and it lasts 6-8 hours.
  • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
Downsides and risks
ButisolEstazolam
  • Your body can get used to needing Butisol (butabarbital) for sleeping.
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
  • Prosom (estazolam) isn't recommended if you're age 65 or older because the side effects can be more intense.
  • You can become dependent on Prosom (estazolam) if you take it for more than a few weeks.
  • If you stop Prosom (estazolam) suddenly after taking it for a while, your insomnia might come back even worse than when you started.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
ButisolEstazolam
  • Don't use Butisol (butabarbital) for more than 2 weeks, since it doesn't work as well after that.
  • Don't stop Butisol (butabarbital) suddenly, especially if you've been taking it for a while. Talk to your doctor about how to get off it safely.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics with Butisol (butabarbital) since this can slow your breathing.
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can make your birth control less effective. You should use condoms or diaphragms while taking it.
  • Talk to your doctor if Butisol (butabarbital) doesn't help you sleep better after taking it for 7 days.
  • Don't take Prosom (estazolam) unless you know you'll be going to sleep right away.
  • Make sure you can sleep for at least 8 hours before you take it.
  • Prosom (estazolam) works best if you develop good sleeping habits.
  • Take Prosom (estazolam) for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your insomnia since it can be addicting.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
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