Drug overview: Etizolam is a benzodiazepine analogue, a thienodiazepene. It has gathered some popularity on the new psychoactive substance (NPS) market in the UK and Europe. Buy Etizolam tablets
Chemical name(s): 4-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-ethyl-9-methyl-6Hthieno[3,2- f][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]diazepine.
Brand Names: Etilaam, Etizest, Etizola, Sedekopan, Depas, Pasaden.
Background: Etizolam is unlicensed in the UK although used as a prescribed medication in other countries such as India, Italy and Japan. We sell it discreetly within UK because people still purchase it for research purposes. A 1mg tablet is equivalent to a 10mg diazepam (Valium) tablet. Buy Etizolam tablets
Appearance: Etizolam typically comes in 1mg and 2mg tablets which are often described as ‘pellets’. Its appearance can vary depending on the source of purchase. A popular brand name Etilaam sold online is found in a foil strip packet with 1mg dark blue ‘sugar pill’-sized coated
tablets. There are other tablets in circulation which are lighter blue (similar to blue diazepam colour) and can display the markings EZ. The 2mg are often small dark pink coated tablets. Tablets from other vendors may simply come loose in a zip-seal plastic bag.
It is also possible to purchase in powder form, which is often white. Anecdotal reports suggest that it is rare for users to purchase the powder form in the UK.
Route of administration: Etizolam is generally consumed orally8, by swallowing tablets or powder placed into gel capsules. It can also be taken sublingually10 (under the tongue). There are reports of snorting and rectal administration although this appears to be rare on the UK scene.
Dosage (when prescribed):
Anxiety disorder: 0.25-0.5mg twice daily
Panic disorder: 0.5mg twice daily
Insomnia: 1-2mg daily
Maximum daily dosage: 3mg
Similar to benzodiazepines, prescribing guidance is that etizolam should not be prescribed beyond 12 weeks. A gradual taper strategy when stopping etizolam is also recommended to ease any withdrawal effects. There is limited data on etizolam toxicity in the literature.