How Long Do the Effects of Etizolam Last?


Etizolam, also known as Etilaam or Etizest, is a depressant that’s similar to benzodiazepines. It’s sometimes prescribed as an anti-anxiety medication or sleep aid, and has potent effects.

In this article, I’ll go over the standard dosage of Etizolam, the effects of the drug, and when you can expect those effects to kick in.


Standard Etizolam Dosage

The standard Etizolam dosage is 1-2 mg. You can take it orally or sublingually (under the tongue, to be absorbed by the body).

A light Etizolam dosage is 0.5-1 mg, a strong dosage ranges from 2-5 mg, and an Etizolam dosage of 5 mg or over would be considered heavy (and likely highly dangerous).


Etizolam Duration

The total Etizolam duration is around five to seven hours, with initial effects starting at 15-30 minutes after administration.

At a standard dosage of 1-2 mg, the peak effects of Etizolam usually occur around one to three hours after taking it. Users report that higher Etizolam doses result in a shorter peak time, closer to 30 minutes after taking the initial dose, and a longer overall Etizolam duration.

Coming down from Etizolam takes another 1.5-2.5 hours, but aftereffects (such as confusion and drowsiness) can last up to 24 hours.


What Does Using Etizolam Feel Like?

Users report slight feelings of euphoria and a calming effect at the standard Etizolam dosage. They often describe a general sense of well-being and relaxation. Users compare the feeling to that of Xanax or alcohol, but stronger. 

Many users report that Etizolam makes it easier to fall asleep, particularly if they previously suffered from insomnia. Other Etizolam effects include muscle relaxation, ego inflation, increased appetite and libido, and anxiety suppression.

Unfortunately, there are some negative Etizolam effects as well. Concerning side effects of Etizolam include extreme sedation, even leading to blackouts and loss of consciousness and memory. The drug can also cause motor control loss, erectile dysfunction, cognitive dysfunction (such as thoughts speeding up or slowing down, disinhibition, or a loss of judgment and spatial perception), chemical dependency, and difficulty breathing.

Lingering Etizolam effects can include persistent sleepiness, disorganized thought patterns, amnesia, irritability, and crashing after the initial euphoria of Etizolam (much like other depressants and anxiety suppressants).


Going Off of Etizolam

Etizolam is a highly addictive and habit-forming substance, and usage can quickly result in dependency. Going off of Etizolam suddenly after usage can result in severe withdrawal symptoms, including seizures.

Ask your doctor about safe usage and harm reduction techniques, and don’t drive while taking Etizolam or mix other substances with it.