This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.
Contraindicated in patients with severe mental disorder, acute angle-closure glaucoma, severe liver disease, hypersensitivity and during pregnancy.
PO- The recommended usual adult dose is 15 mg before retiring, 7.5 mg may be sufficient for some patients, and others may need 30 mg.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, at bedtime.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of alcoholism, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or difficulty in coordination, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It should not be used in children.
Drowsiness during the day, dizziness, weakness, confusion, muscle incoordination, fatigue, faintness, talkativeness, restlessness, anxiety, excitement, trembling, muscle spasms and nightmares.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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