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Estazolam is commonly prescribed as a short-term treatment for insomnia. It is only intended to be used for short periods of time and works by enhancing the naturally calming effects of a certain brain chemical. Some of the common side effects include dizziness, coordination problems, and drowsiness. Estazolam comes in tablet form and is usually taken at bedtime.

What Is Estazolam?

Estazolam (ProSom®) is a prescription sleep medication approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia.
(Click What Is Estazolam Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Estazolam

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with estazolam. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of estazolam include, but are not limited to:
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow or sluggish muscle movement
  • Dizziness
  • Coordination problems.
(Click Side Effects of Estazolam to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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