Prosom

(estazolam)

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Helps you stay asleep longer.

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Our bottom line

Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.

Quick facts about Estazolam
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (estazolam)

Upsides

  • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

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.

Quick facts about Estazolam
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (estazolam)

Used for

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Prosom (estazolam) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Prosom (estazolam)

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From clinical trials of Estazolam / Insomnia
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty controlling muscles
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Uneasiness
  • Nausea
  • Abnormal coordination
  • Leg and foot pain

Risks and Warnings for Prosom (estazolam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days

    Prosom (estazolam) becomes less effective after using it for more than 10 days. Your body can also start depending on it, and it can be dangerous if you were to stop it suddenly. Talk to your doctor if your sleep hasn't gotten better after using it for 7 to 10 days.

Common concerns from people taking Prosom (estazolam)

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.