What is Stresam used to treat?
Stresam is authorised in France, Malta, Bulgaria and Romania for the treatment of anxiety disorders. The medicine contains the active substance etifoxine. The exact way etifoxine works is not fully understood, but it is known to attach to the same targets (receptors) on nerve cells as GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid).
What is etifoxine Hydrochloride used for?
Etifoxine is an anxiolytic and anticonvulsant drug developed by Hoechst in the 1960s. It is used in anxiety disorders and to promote peripheral nerve healing. It does not bind to the benzodiazepine receptor though the effects are similar to that of benzodiazepines.
Does Stresam make you drowsy?
Slight drowsiness, occurring within the first days of treatment and disappearing spontaneously with its continuation. Rare skin rashes, very rare allergic reactions in the form of urticaria and angioedema.
Is Stresam good for stress?
Stresam is a sensible treatment for anxiety to try, as it has few side-effects and does NOT have the risks of the too often used family of benzo drugs ( Valium, and many others) which can be habit forming and reduce concentration, among other problems. Many people find it suits them well.
How quickly does Stresam work?
Pharmacokinetics After oral administration, etifoxine is rapidly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract. Time to reach maximal concentration in the blood is 2-3 hours.
Is Stresam addictive?
Although Stresam is not categorised as being addictive (certainly less than benzodiazepines),and although cessation of treatment with Strezam is believed not to cause withdrawal syndrome, treatment the drug should still only be stopped as directed by your doctor.
Does Stresam help with pain?
Etifoxine (etafenoxine, Stresam®) is a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic with an anticonvulsant effect. It was developed in the 1960s for anxiety disorders and is currently being studied for its ability to promote peripheral nerve healing and to treat chemotherapy-induced pain.
Can I buy Stresam over the counter?
Yes, this drug is supposed to be only available on a doctor’s prescription. Stresam is a trade name for the drug etifoxine, used by some to treat anxiety, and may have some advantages compared with the benzo’s which can produce dependence, and can make one more drowsy and less able to concentrate.
Is Stresam sedative?
Stresam is a trade name for Etifoxine, a drug which is an anticonvulsant and relieves anxiety, and is NOT one of the commoner benzo sedative tranquillizers, like valium, and many others, but apparently less sedative, and which may have less risk of one becoming dependent on it.
How long does it take for Stresam to kick in?
After oral administration, etifoxine is rapidly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract. Time to reach maximal concentration in the blood is 2-3 hours.
Is Stresam a sleeping Tablet?
How long does Stresam take to work?
Pharmacokinetics. After oral administration, etifoxine is rapidly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract. Time to reach maximal concentration in the blood is 2-3 hours.