Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking estazolam. If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay but do not take this medicine unless you are sure that you are going to stay in bed up to 8 hours.
Do NOT use estazolam if:
- You are not able to stay in bed for a full night (7 to 8 hours);
- You drink alcohol or have taken another medicine for sleep;
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in the tablet.
Use of estazolam during pregnancy or breast feeding is fine only if you are using appropriate birth control methods while taking this medicine. If taken during pregnancy, this medicine can cause birth defects in the unborn child. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking estazolam.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is: the recommended initial dose for adults is 1mg at bedtime. Some patients might need a 2mg dose.
Usual does for children is: please consult with your doctor about the dosage. In children younger than 18, it should be used with extreme caution. The safety and effectiveness on children have not been confirmed.
Sodium oxybate is one of the drugs that are known to interact with estazolam. There are other medications which may affect how estazolam works, such as: azole antifungals and ketoconazole. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with estazolam.