This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for anxiety. It decreases abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
The usual daily dose is 30 mg. The dose should be adjusted gradually within the range of 15 to 60 mg daily.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, liver or kidney disease, seizures, muscle problems, blood disorder, lung problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• It may cause blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may get addicted to this drug.
• Patient may develop increased risk of suicidal thoughts, watch them carefully.
• Monitor complete blood cell counts, liver and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.
• Central Nervous System:
Dizziness, nervousness, blurred vision, headache, mental confusion and sleeplessness.
• Miscellaneous : Rashes, fatigue, incoordination, genitourinary complaints, irritability, double vision, depression, tremor, slurred speech and dry mouth.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat. Keep away from children.
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