Generic Name : Prazepam Pronunciation : pra’ ze pam Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics
International- Centrac, Centrax, Demetrin, Lysanxia, Mono Demetrin, Pozapam, Prasepine, Prazene, Reapam and Trepidan. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anti-anxiety agent, prescribed for anxiety. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe psychiatric disorders, CNS depression or coma, porphyria and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: 30 mg daily as a single nightly dose or in divided doses, up to 60 mg daily in severe conditions.
Elderly: Initially, 10-15 mg daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, seizures, lung, heart, or liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It should not be taken for more than four weeks; otherwise patient become addict to this drug.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Clumsiness / sleepiness.
Central Nervous System - Drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, muscle incoordination, fatigue, confusion, faintness, talkativeness, restlessness, anxiety, excitement, trembling, muscle spasms, sleeping problems and nightmares.
Miscellaneous - Abdominal cramps, blurred vision, dry mouth, fast heartbeat, slurred speech and headache.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature and away from light.
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