Compare Butisol vs. Estazolam

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

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Butisol (butabarbital)

Prescription only

Prosom (estazolam)

Prescription only
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.

Upsides
  • 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
  • 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.
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Side effects
1possible side effects
  • Sleepiness
    3%
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19possible side effects
  • Sleepiness
    42%
  • Headache
    16%
  • Weakness
    11%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles
    8%
  • Nervousness
    8%
  • Dizziness
    7%
  • Uneasiness
    5%
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Abnormal coordination
    4%
  • Leg and foot pain
    3%
  • Hangover
    3%
  • Common cold symptoms
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Body pain
    2%
  • Indigestion
    2%
  • Confusion
    2%
  • Depression
    2%
  • Abnormal dreams
    2%
  • Abnormal thoughts
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Addiction and tolerance
  • Behavior changes
  • Feeling awake
    • Having acute or chronic pain
    • age 65 or older
  • Breathing problems
    • Drinking alcohol
    • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
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  • Tolerance and addiction
    • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
  • Behavior changes
    • Drinking alcohol
    • Taking sedative medicines
  • Hangover effect
    • People age 65 or older
  • Allergic reactions
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