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Flurazepam - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Flurazepam

Generic Name : Flurazepam
Pronunciation : flure az' e pam
Latest prescription information about Flurazepam. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Flurazepam

India : 

International : 

Dalmane
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Why is Flurazepam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for sleep disorder.  It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

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When should Flurazepam not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, severe liver disorder, during pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Flurazepam?

PO- The usual adult dosage is 30 mg before bedtime.

How should Flurazepam be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Flurazepam?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of depression, mental illness, lung, kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

People may perform some activities without their knowledge like driving car, eating food, sexual activities etc; if it so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Flurazepam?

   Most Common : Dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness, staggering, in-coordination and falling.
   Gastrointestinal : Heartburn, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and gastrointestinal pain.
   Miscellaneous : Headache, nervousness, talkativeness, apprehension, irritability, weakness, palpitations, chest pain, body and joint pain and genitourinary complaints.

What are the other precautions for Flurazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Flurazepam?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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alex-sevren

WE ARE DESPERATE IN USA AS MYLAN HAS DISCONTINUED? HOW CAN WE ACQUIRE YOUR FLURAZEPAM?? PLEASE HELP 11/28/22.

stephends2000, United States

I want to order this drug ASAP

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