According to published data in Italy, etizolam is a new family within the class of diazepines known as thienotriazolodiazepines. This new research chemical is fast at metabolizing, oxidizes easy, and even with long treatment has lower accumulation risk. The anxiolytic action, when compared to diazepam, is about six times more potent. In volunteer patients, etizolam allowed them to fall asleep faster, sleep for longer periods of time without sleep interruptions. The deep sleep was about the same as normal which was seen using EEG tests.
Etizolam developed using synthetic substances has been classified in psychoactive compounds and is only intended for compounds for research that can be purchased from a compound supplier.