Nitrazepam

 

General English name: Nitrazepam

Application: Sleep problems (insomnia) in adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of nitrazepam

Nitrazpam Drug Information

Amount and method of taking nitrazepam

Contraindications to nitrazepam

Nitrazepam during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of nitrazepam on driving and working with machines

Nitrazepam drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking nitrazepam

Side effects of nitrazepam

Nitrazepam overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of nitrazepam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of nitrazepam

Pills, syrup

 

 Nitrazpam Drug Information

Insomnia or poor sleep is a common disorder that has a transient course. If you have trouble sleeping, it means that you have trouble falling asleep, or that you wake up several times during the night, or that you wake up very early in the morning. Sleeping pills such as nitrazepam are usually used as a last resort, but are sometimes used to treat some severe insomnia.

Nitrazepam affects the function of neurotransmitters (responsible for transmitting messages to brain cells), the effect of this drug is sedative. It also helps relax muscles and induce sleep. Nitrazepam often works well in the short term (1 week), but is not usually prescribed for more than 3 weeks. This is because long-term use of nitrazepam is addictive and also loses its effect after a while.

 

Amount and method of taking nitrazepam

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with nitrazepam. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The drug is sold in the form of tablets and syrups in pharmacies; When buying medicine, you should pay attention to what dose and what kind of medicine your doctor has prescribed for you.
  • Your doctor will usually prescribe 5 mg of this medicine.
  • Nitrazepam should be taken at bedtime; Never chew the pill, swallow it with water.
  • Long-term use of nitrazepam can be addictive.

 

Contraindications to nitrazepam

Note the expiration date of nitrazepam and do not take it if the expired medicine is out of date.

Never give nitrazepam to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with nitrazepam, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Nitrazepam during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of nitrazepam on driving and working with machines

Nitrazepam can make you feel lethargic, dizzy, or drowsy. Make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

 Nitrazepam drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects of nitrazepam (such as severe drowsiness and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam), diazepam. Use zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and analgesics (such as hydrocodone and codeine). Tell your doctor or pharmacist. .

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking nitrazepam

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking nitrazepam:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have any breathing problems.
  • If you have mental health problems such as psychosis, depression, obsession, fear and personality disorder.
  • If you have a drug or alcohol addiction.
  • If you have a rare inherited blood disease called porphyria.
  • If you have myasthenia gravis.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of nitrazepam

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling drowsy and dizzy: In this case, avoid driving and working with machines.

Feeling unstable, poor coordination, violence, forgetfulness or confusion: If any of these symptoms bother you, talk to your doctor.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of nitrazepam.

 

Nitrazepam overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take nitrazepam more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of nitrazepam

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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