Eurodin is the commercial name for Estazolam which is a benzodiazepine based medication. Eurodin is also sold under the names ProSom and Nuctalon in South Africa as a prescribed drug often used as a treatment for many insomnia related symptoms.
Facts on insomnia medications
Eurodin is schedule 5 controlled medication classed as benzodiazepine used for insomnia. This high scheduling in South Africa means that any medical doctors prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Eurodin, ProSom and Nuctalon) that contain Estazolam must maintain a national name registry record of prescriptions as it is highly controlled substance by law.
The motivation for this high scheduling for Estazolam, ProSom and Nuctalon and other benzodiazepine medications is because psychotropic drugs like Eurodin can affect on the chemical composition of the nervous system and brain and are thus capable of affecting your mind, emotions and behaviours.
Psychotropic drugs like Estazolam can become addictive (even if used as directed) and may impede your cognitive function. In consequence, Eurodin must only be administered as recommended by your medical practitioner.
Combining Eurodin with other drugs or alcohol has the potential to cause adverse reactions that increase the chance of overdoses or even death.
What does Eurodin do?
Eurodin adheres to benzodiazepine receptors in your nervous system and brain. This boosts the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) chemicals. This can produce a deactivated effect in your brain. Estazolam is a central nervous system depressant and it could be prescribed for it’s sedation effect.
In that the function of Eurodin slows down your nervous system and you are able to enter a more relaxed states of wellbeing. This relaxation becomes the primary drawcard for people that struggle undiagnosed or constant modes of anxiety and stress in their day to day life that are the root cause of the insomnia symptoms.
Unfortunately, it will not take you long to conclude that Eurodin, ProSom and Nuctalon work in diminishing most insomnia symptoms. For this reason so many individuals inadvertently become dependent on Eurodin even using it as directed by a doctor. Tolerance to and withdrawal from Estazolam establishes itself quite rapidly and in so doing the compulsion for upping the dosage.
Eurodin used to help treat insomnia
Many patients that struggle with insomnia can find short to medium term relief in Estazolam (Eurodin, ProSom and Nuctalon) prescriptions. In most cases, benzodiazepines like Eurodin are a short-term solution that should be employed alongside talk therapy and adjustments to your lifestyle to best manage the underlying causes of insomnia symptoms. This may include longer-term changes to your diet, sleep and mental health.
Eurodin is taken orally in a tablet or suspension form. Most modern benzodiazepines are sold in two options, short-release and long-release. Generally, Eurodin will stay in your body for as much as 10 days or five “half-lives” to metabolise Estazolam from the body. Shorter acting benzodiazepines have a short half-life meaning that they are processed faster by the body. Conversely, long-acting benzodiazepines take longer to be metabolised by the body.
Eurodin Withdrawal and Detox
Even when used as recommended, Eurodin can cause psychological or physical dependence/addiction. Once the addiction cycle begins, your body adapts and you will need to keep taking Eurodin to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Eurodin can have a potentially dangerous withdrawal so you should never try to go “cold turkey” and should seek the advice of a professional before attempting to withdrawal from Eurodin. Depending on how much Eurodin you have been taking, a sudden withdrawal can spark a seizure, coma, and other potentially fatal scenarios.
Acute estazolam withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Reduced appetite
- Muscle spasms (myoclonus)
- Cognitive disturbances
- Mood changes
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Sensation of “pins and needles”
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Abdominal pain
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