Prosom

(estazolam)

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Helps you stay asleep longer.

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

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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.
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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)

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

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  • Possible side effects
  • Allergic reactions
  • Behavior changes
  • Hangover effect
  • Tolerance and addiction
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Side effect rates for Prosom (estazolam)

From 1118 clinical trials of Estazolam when taken for insomnia
  • Sleepiness
    42%42%
    27%27%
  • Headache
    16%16%
    27%27%
  • Weakness
    11%11%
    8%8%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles
    8%8%
    4%4%
  • Nervousness
    8%8%
    11%11%
  • Dizziness
    7%7%
    3%3%
  • Uneasiness
    5%5%
    5%5%
  • Nausea
    4%4%
    5%5%
  • Abnormal coordination
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Leg and foot pain
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Hangover
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Common cold symptoms
    3%3%
    5%5%
  • Back pain
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Body pain
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Indigestion
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Confusion
    2%2%
  • Depression
    2%2%
    3%3%
  • Abnormal dreams
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Abnormal thoughts
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Estazolam.

Prosom (estazolam)
Placebo

People taking Estazolam felt side effect more

People taking Estazolam felt side effect less

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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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Prosom (estazolam) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats insomnia.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats insomnia.

Common concerns from people taking Prosom (estazolam)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Estazolam
XUnsafe
Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.