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Although most people do not experience problems while taking ProSom, side effects can occur. Some of the more common ones include drowsiness, weakness, and dizziness. If side effects occur, they are typically minor and easily treated. However, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious side effects of ProSom, such as suicidal thoughts, memory loss, or hallucinations.
An Introduction to ProSom Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with ProSom® (estazolam). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ProSom. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of ProSom side effects with you.)
Common ProSom Side EffectsProSom has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of ProSom included:
- Drowsiness -- in up to 42 percent of people
- Weakness -- up to 11 percent
- Slow or sluggish muscle movement -- up to 8 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 7 percent
- Coordination problems -- up to 4 percent
- "Hangover" effects -- up to 3 percent
- Leg or foot pain -- up to 3 percent.
- Confusion -- up to 2 percent.