Diclazepam or Diazepam is also referred to as 2’-chloro-diazepam and Chlorodiazepam. It is an anti-depressant medication. This drug is associated with the production of psychoactive effects through the enhancing signaling via the GABA receptors. Diclazepam is metabolized into pharmacological active benzodiazepines delorazepam, lormetazepam, and lorazepam, and can be detected in urine for 6, 11, and 19 days, respectively.

On the other hand, Etizolam is a thienodiazepine that is related to benzodiazepine chemically. A thiophene ring has replaced the benzene ring in Etizolam, making it differs from benzodiazepine drug class. The ring is an agonist at GABA-A receptors. Furthermore, it possesses anxiolytic, amnesic, sedative, anticonvulsant, skeletal muscle relaxant, and hypnotic effects. The drug was first introduced in Japan in 1983 to help with the treatment of neurological conditions such as sleep disorders and anxiety. In this article, we shall go through Diclazepam vs. Etizolam.

Effects associated with Diclazepam vs Etizolam

There are numerous effects associated with these drugs; furthermore, there I an increasing number of forensic cases which involve using benzodiazepines with abuse becoming a global problem. Benzodiazepines feature similar side effects in our body and mind since they act on GABA receptors (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in our brain. Some benzodiazepines such as Diclazepam is associated with extreme reactions, especially when overdosed.

Effects of Diclazepam

Some of the common effects associated with Diclazepam include;

Physical Effects

  • Loss of motor control
  • Lethargy and Sedation
  • Trembling
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Respiratory depression
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Changes in vision
  • Appetite change
  • Weight change
  • Breathing problem
  • Abdominal cramps, vomiting, and nausea
  • Headaches

Cognitive Effects

  • Amnesia or blackouts
  • Low inhibitions
  • Emotional suppression
  • Slow thinking as well as reaction times
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Unable to make the right decisions
  • Depression
  • Delusion of sobriety
  • Anxiety and insomnia
  • Suicidal

Etizolam Effects

Some of the common effects of Etizolam include;

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Reduces the risk of seizures since it operates as an anticonvulsant
  • Due to its sedative-hypnotic effects, it increases sleep ability

When abused these are some common effects associated with Etizolam;

  • Sedation
  • Fainting
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Loss of coordination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Visual disturbances
  • Mood change

Which is Better Etizolamm or Diazepam

Etizolam is a central nervous system depressant. It features anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, and muscle relaxant effects, among others. When abused, this drug can cause severe damage to the brain and the entire nervous system. On the side, Diclazepam is an anti-depressant drug that is associated with psychoactive effects. Currently, it is not approved for medication use; however, it is sold as an unscheduled substance.