With experimental and prescription abuse on drugs like Etizolam and Xanax on the rise, many should be aware of the dangers marketed for treating pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Even if the drug isn’t sold in the U.S. doesn’t mean it won’t be bought over the internet in other countries, or it can’t be obtained from friends or dealers in night clubs and concerts. Etizolam and Xanax are just some of the many drugs that could pose a potential threat to people today.
Etizolam: What Is It?
Etizolam is currently being used in India and Japan for treating panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia. Currently, the drug has yet to receive official medical and government approval in the U.S., U.K., and other countries.
The drug is said to:
- Slow down the body and brain processes.
- Trigger sleepiness and sedation.
- Relaxation and calmness.
- Short-term memory loss.
- Be potentially addictive.
- Have a wide range of side effects.
- Be fatal when combined with other drugs that slow down the nervous system.
While Etizolam has been considered a legal drug in certain countries before, the U.K. has imposed a Psychoactive Substances Act on May 2016 that completely bans the supply and human consumption of Etizolam. Etizolam has yet to receive a government and medical-backed license in the U.S. and U.K.
Xanax: What is It?
Xanax, or otherwise known as Alprazolam, is an anxiolytic belonging under the benzodiazepine family. This is the same chemical family where Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, and Dalamne belong to. Xanax functions by minimizing unintended and abnormal brain excitement.
The FDA in the U.S. officially approved the use of the drug in October 1981.
Xanax is intended to treat anxiety disorders or provide relief for short-term anxiety symptoms. Anxiety or tension related to daily stress should never involve the use of the drug (unless prescribed by the physician).
Known side effects of the drug are usually observed at the start of therapy. Often times, it would later disappear after continued intake. Reported side effects of the drug include:
- Low energy levels
- Frequent fainting
- Blurred vision
Xanax is often sold in the form of a tablet. This is usually in the form of extended-release, oral-disintegrating, and solution concentrate — all taken by mouth.
Drug Comparison Reports: Xanax vs. Etizolam
Many users claim that Xanax is the easiest drug to acquire since it’s widely available through a doctor’s prescription. Etizolam, on the other hand, entails a direct-order approach from manufacturers or online vendors within or outside the U.S.
In terms of potency, Xanax is widely regarded to be the most powerful over Etizolam. Some have reported of getting “knocked out” after taking an initial dose of the drug.
In terms of side effects, Xanax has been known to cause frequent side effects when taken in high doses. Numerous deaths have been attributed to Xanax drug abuse. Etizolam, while still being tested in independent laboratories and medical groups, has its share of side effects although not as severe as that in Xanax.
Unlike before, just about anyone can acquire prescription or experimental drugs that may or may not be available in the U.S. Thanks to the increasing presence of online drug stores, gaining access to drugs like Etizolam and Xanax for recreational, personal, and medicinal use is now possible — even if buyers are in areas where local and federal laws deem them illegal