Prosom is a brand name drug for the generic medication called estazolam. This is a benzodiazepine drug that affects the brain’s chemicals in order to help them to become balanced so that the symptoms of insomnia can be minimized or eliminated. Prosom is a treatment for the symptoms of insomnia but is not a cure for the condition. It helps with struggles such as being able to fall asleep, or being able to stay asleep.
This is a prescription drug that is not meant for individuals under the age of 18. It should also not be taken by anyone who is allergic to it or who is taking other benzodiazepine drugs.
When you are prescribed Prosom, your doctor will give you instructions regarding the way that you should take it based on your condition, your medical history, and other considerations. These directions should be followed carefully in order to make sure that you are taking it both safely and effectively. The prescription label should have the directions printed on it as a reminder as to how you should take these pills. If you do not understand the direction or if you have any questions, ask your doctor or a pharmacist before you take the medication.
This is a medication that will cause you to fall asleep and remain that way for several hours. Therefore, if you will not have 7 or 8 hours that you can dedicate only to sleep, then you should not take Prosom, as you will not be able to become alert and active within that time.
If you find that this drug does not work for you or if it starts to become less effective, contact your doctor as a different sleeplessness treatment may be necessary. That said, keep in mind that Prosom is designed only as a short-term sleep aid. If you have used it for 7 to 10 nights contact your doctor before continuing its use any longer. This medication should not be taken for a period greater than 12 weeks unless you have been advised to do so by your doctor.
Prosom can be a habit-forming drug. Therefore, if you have taken this medication for any length of time, you will likely want to speak with your doctor in order to learn how to gradually decrease the dosage until you can stop taking it completely. This will help to prevent unpleasant side effects.