How long for etizolam to kick in? How long does etizolam last?
Etizolam is very well absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, it quickly floods the brain and reaches peak levels anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after ingestion. It has a plasma half-life of 3.5 hours, while its active metabolite alpha-hydroxyetizolam has a half-life of over 8 hours. The half-life is an important indicator of duration of action. The effects of etizolam reach their peak at around 3 to 4 hours and can last anywhere from 6 to 8 hours total.
What are the side effects of etizolam?
Etizolam can increase blood prolactin levels and potentially result in a condition known as hyperprolactinaemia. This condition may result in spontaneous production of breast milk, infertility, and disruptions of the menstrual cycle in women; and hypogonadism, infertility and erectile dysfunction in men. Long term use of etizolam can cause blepharospasm, which is a condition categorized by abnormal contractions or twitches of one or both eyelids.