Ethinamate

Ethinamate

[ih-thin-uh-meyt]

Ethinamate (Valamin, Valmid) is a short-acting sedative-hypnotic medication used to treat insomnia. Regular use leads to drug tolerance, and it is usually not effective for more than 7 days. Prolonged use can lead to dependency.

Ethinamate has been replaced by other medicines (particularly benzodiazepines, and it is not available in the Netherlands, the United States or Canada.

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