By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel


What is Stresam® (etifoxine) used for?

Stresam® is commonly used for eliminating the anxiety, fear, inner tension, irritability, mood reduction (including on the background of systemic diseases, especially cardiovascular nature).

How should I take Stresam® (etifoxine)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Stresam® bymouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Stresam®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Stresam® (etifoxine)?

Stresam® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Stresam® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Stresam® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Stresam® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Stresam® (etifoxine)?

Before using Stresam®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction to excipients using for dosage form containing Stresam®.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Stresam®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Stresam® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Stresam®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Stresam® (etifoxine)?

As taking others medicines, taking Stresam® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Slight drowsiness
  • A skin rash (seldom)
  • Urticaria
  • Angioedema

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with Stresam® (etifoxine)?

Stresam® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Stresam® (etifoxine)?

Stresam® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug, especially ethanol.

What health conditions may interact with Stresam® (etifoxine)?

Stresam® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, such as:

  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Severe liver damage
  • Severe renal dysfunction


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Stresam® (etifoxine).

What is the dose of Stresam® (etifoxine) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Stresam®.

Recommended doses in some cases are usually 50 mg (1 capsule) 3 times per day or 100 mg (2 caps), 2 times per day. The course of treatment typically is from a few days to 4-6 weeks.

What is the dose of Stresam® (etifoxine) for a child?

It is not recommended to use the drug in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.

How is Stresam® (etifoxine) available?

Stresam® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Capsule 50 mg, 100 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Stresam®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 7, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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