Compare Estazolam vs. Anafranil

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Prosom
(estazolam)

Anafranil
(clomipramine)

Helps you stay asleep longer. Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.Helps with your actions. Anafranil (Clomipramine) is helpful in treating OCD, but it can have a lot of side effects.
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Side effects
EstazolamAnafranil
  • Sleepiness 15%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Abnormal coordination 3%
  • Leg and foot pain 1%
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  • Dry mouth 67%
  • Tremor 52%
  • Dizziness 40%
  • Drowsiness 38%
  • Headache 11%
  • Constipation 36%
  • Ejaculation failure 40%
  • Fatigue 21%
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How it works
EstazolamAnafranil
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.Anafranil (Clomipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It treats obsessive-compulsive disorder by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain.
Type of medication
EstazolamAnafranil
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
EstazolamAnafranil
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
EstazolamAnafranil
Risk factors for serious side effects
EstazolamAnafranil
  • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking sedative medicines
  • People age 65 or older
Detailed Prosom (estazolam) risks & warnings »
  • Age 24 years or younger
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
  • History of seizure
Detailed Anafranil (clomipramine) 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
EstazolamAnafranil
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
No alcohol related info.
Food
EstazolamAnafranil
No food related info.
  • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
Sleep
EstazolamAnafranil
No sleep related info.
  • Can help you sleep.
  • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
Upsides and benefits
EstazolamAnafranil
  • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
  • Works well to decrease the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Helps some people see improvements in their mood.
  • Can help you sleep.
  • Lower risk of causing heart problems compared to other medicine in this class.
Downsides and risks
EstazolamAnafranil
  • 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.
  • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
  • Can cause sexual performance problems in men.
  • Increases the risk of falls, especially when used in the elderly.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
EstazolamAnafranil
  • 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.
  • Needs to be taken every day for 2 to 3 weeks to see the full effect of the medication.
  • It's important to keep taking Anafranil (Clomipramine) even when you feel your symptoms are getting better.
  • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
  • If you decide to stop taking Anafranil (Clomipramine), work with your doctor to slowly get off this medicine to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
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