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Nitrazepam - 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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General Information on Nitrazepam

Generic Name : Nitrazepam
Pronunciation : nite-RAZI-pam
Latest prescription information about Nitrazepam. 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 : Y47.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Sedative-hypnotic Drugs

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nitrazepam

India : 


International : 

Alodorm, Arem, Insoma, Mogadon, Nitrados, Nitrazadon, Ormodon, Paxadorm, Remnos and Somnite

Why is Nitrazepam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hypnotic benzodiazepam, prescribed for insomnia and management of infantile spasms. 

When should Nitrazepam not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe liver disease, myasthenia gravis, increased eye pressure and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Nitrazepam?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg at bedtime; increase to 10 mg if needed.

How should Nitrazepam be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitrazepam?

Caution should be exercised in patients who have uninterrupted sleep of 7-8 hr after ingestion of dose, amnesia, elderly, children, depression, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts, depression; watch them carefully.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Nitrazepam?

   Central Nervous System : Agitation, aggressiveness, amnesia, incoordination, confusion, delusions, disorientation, dizziness, fatigue, hallucinations, hangover, headache, irritability, nightmares, psychoses, rage, restlessness and sedation.
   Heart : Low blood pressure and palpitations.
   Gastrointestinal : Constipation, diarrhea, excessive salivation, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
   Respiratory : Increased sputum and difficulty in breathing.
   Miscellaneous : Rash, changes in sexual drive, muscle weakness, blurred vision and ringing in the ear.

What are the other precautions for Nitrazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Nitrazepam?

Store it at room temperature. Protect from light and moisture.

<>Schedule : HPrescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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