This medication is a tranquilizer, prescribed for anxiety and tenseness. It works by affecting certain areas of the brain.
Contraindicated in patients with blood disease porphyria, and hypersensitivity.
PO- The usual adult daily dosage is 1200 mg to 1600 mg, in three or four divided doses. Maximum: 2400mg/day.
Child- Less than 6 years- The usual daily dose is 200 mg to 600 mg, in two or three divided doses.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney, liver disease, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, porphyria, epilepsy, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
• Central Nervous System :
Drowsiness, incoordination, dizziness, slurred speech, headache, fainting, weakness, tingling, impairment of visual accommodation, emotion, over stimulation, excitement and fast EEG activity.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
• Heart : Palpitations, fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, low blood pressure and transient ECG changes.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C), and in an airtight container.
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