Prazepam - Drug Information

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General Information on Prazepam

Generic Name : Prazepam

Pronunciation : pra’ ze pam

Latest prescription information about Prazepam. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Prazepam

International- Centrac, Centrax, Demetrin, Lysanxia, Mono Demetrin, Pozapam, Prasepine, Prazene, Reapam and Trepidan.

Why is Prazepam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anti-anxiety agent, prescribed for anxiety. 

When should Prazepam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe psychiatric disorders, CNS depression or coma, porphyria and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Prazepam?

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 should Prazepam be taken?

It comes as tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Prazepam?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Prazepam?

•   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.

What are the other precautions for Prazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Prazepam?

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

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