Flurazepam - Drug Information

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General Information on Flurazepam

Generic Name : Flurazepam

Pronunciation : flure az' e pam

Latest prescription information about Flurazepam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Flurazepam

India : 

International : 

Dalmane

Why is Flurazepam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for sleep disorder.  It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

When should Flurazepam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, severe liver disorder, during pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Flurazepam?

PO- The usual adult dosage is 30 mg before bedtime.

How should Flurazepam be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Flurazepam?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of depression, mental illness, lung, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
People may perform some activities without their knowledge like driving car, eating food, sexual activities etc; if it so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Flurazepam?

   Most Common : Dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness, staggering, in-coordination and falling.
   Gastrointestinal : Heartburn, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and gastrointestinal pain.
   Miscellaneous : Headache, nervousness, talkativeness, apprehension, irritability, weakness, palpitations, chest pain, body and joint pain and genitourinary complaints.

What are the other precautions for Flurazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Flurazepam?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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