This medication is an anti-anxiety agent, prescribed for anxiety.
Contraindicated in patients with severe psychiatric disorders, CNS depression or coma, porphyria and hypersensitivity.
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.
It comes as tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.
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.
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.
Store it at room temperature and away from light.
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