Compare Estazolam vs. amoxapine

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Prosom
(estazolam)

Asendin
(amoxapine)

Helps you stay asleep longer. Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.Stabilizes your mood. While Asendin (amoxapine) can treat depression, you have to take it several times a day and it can make you feel sleepy.
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Side effects
Estazolamamoxapine
  • Sleepiness 15%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Abnormal coordination 3%
  • Leg and foot pain 1%
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  • Drowsiness or fatigue 14%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Constipation 12%
  • Vision changes 7%
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How it works
Estazolamamoxapine
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.Asendin (amoxapine) is a tricyclic antidepressant. It increases the activity of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain which regulate your mood.
Type of medication
Estazolamamoxapine
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
Estazolamamoxapine
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Estazolamamoxapine
Risk factors for serious side effects
Estazolamamoxapine
  • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking sedative medicines
  • People age 65 or older
Detailed Prosom (estazolam) risks & warnings »
  • People under age 24
  • Glaucoma
  • Taking antidepressants
  • Taking opioids for pain relief or medicines for anxiety
  • Over age 65
Detailed Asendin (amoxapine) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

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.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Alcohol
Estazolamamoxapine
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
No alcohol related info.
Food
Estazolamamoxapine
No food related info.
  • Take Asendin (amoxapine) with food to avoid stomach upset.
Sleep
Estazolamamoxapine
No sleep related info.
  • You can feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
Upsides and benefits
Estazolamamoxapine
  • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) can be used to treat more severe forms of depression.
  • Compared to similar medicines, Asendin (amoxapine) improves the mood in depression more quickly.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) is available as generic.
Downsides and risks
Estazolamamoxapine
  • 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.
  • Asendin (amoxapine) is not a first choice medicine for depression because of side effects.
  • In some people, Asendin (amoxapine) can stop working as early as 2-3 months after you start taking it.
  • Not recommended in older people, children under 16, or people who've had a history of seizures.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Estazolamamoxapine
  • 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.
  • You can feel very tired or sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You might not notice any changes in your mood for at least a few weeks.
  • Take Asendin (amoxapine) with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • You're more likely to be dehydrated and constipated. Drink plenty of fluids and be careful not to get overheated if you're out in the sun.
  • Don't stop taking Asendin (amoxapine) without talking to your doctor. Stopping Asendin (amoxapine) suddenly can be very dangerous.
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