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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Nitrazepam?

  • Nitrazepam belongs to the Benzodiazepine family of drugs. They are usually used in the short-term treatment of insomnia (as well as other sleeping problems such as regular night awakenings, early morning awakenings, and trouble falling asleep). Nitrazepam is a powerful hypnotic drug that possesses very strong sedative, anxiolytic, amnestic and skeletal muscle relaxant properties.
    1. Nitrazepam Uses
    2. Nitrazepam Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Warnings
    6. Storage
    7. Nitrazepam vs Clonazepam
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Nitrazepam Uses:

  • Nitrazepam 10mg Capsule is used for the treatment of Insomnia. It's normally used in conjunction with other drugs. It relaxes the brain and helps in the treatment of people who have difficulty sleeping. You may wake up earlier than normal due to insomnia, and you can also find it difficult to fall back asleep. Nitrazepam 10mg Tablet helps to sleep and slowing down the irregular movement of nerves in the brain. It also increases and restores the normal sleep-wake cycle. This makes you feel more relaxed, calm and energized. It also increases your focus and overall quality of life.
  • Nitrazepam Side Effects:

  • Some of the common side effects of Nitrazepam are:
    • Dizziness
    • Sedation
    • Drowsiness
    • Unsteadiness
    • Fatigue
    • Numbed emotions
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Rash
    • Itching
    • Trouble while breathing
  • The common side effects don’t need any medical attention and will disappear as your body gets adjusted to the dosage. But if you are facing any kind of serious or rare side effects then immediately seek medical attention.
  • Precautions:

  • Talk to your doctor if you are having any medical history such as kidney disease, liver disease, muscle problems and allergies. Use caution while operating machinery or engaging in activities that require alertness, such as driving, since this drug can cause drowsiness or dizziness. When taking this drug, avoid drinking alcohol because the drowsiness or dizziness symptoms can get more worsen.
  • How to use Nitrazepam?

  • Follow your doctor's instructions about the dosage and duration of this medication. Nitrazepam 10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but it's best if you take it at the same time every day. Since this medication can be habit-forming, do not raise the dosage, or use for a longer period of time than recommended. Even, if you've been taking this medication for a long time, don't stop taking it without your doctor's permission.
  • Missed Dose:

  • Take Nitrazepam 10mg Tablet as soon as possible if you miss a dose. However, if your next dose is approaching, skip the skipped dose and return to your daily schedule. Do not take two doses.
  • Overdose:

  • An overdose of nitrazepam can cause a variety of symptoms, including difficulty breathing, dizziness, diminished cognition and balance, bluish nails and lips, slurred voice, and severe somnolence. In the case of a serious overdose, these symptoms can lead to some serious diseases.
  • Warnings for serious Health Conditions:

  • Kidney Disease:
  • In patients with kidney disease, Nitrazepam 10mg Tablet should be used with caution. The medication should be changed depending on the severity of the conditions.
  • Liver Disease:
  • In patients with liver disease, Nitrazepam 10mg Tablet should be used with caution. The medication should be changed depending on the severity of the conditions. Patients with serious liver disease should not take Nitrazepam 10mg Pill.
  • Pregnant:
  • Nitrazepam 10mg Tablet should not be used during pregnancy because there is ample evidence that it can cause some adverse effects to the unborn child. However, in certain life-threatening circumstances where the benefits outweigh the risks, the doctor can prescribe the medications.
  • Breastfeeding:
  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach. Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach. Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Nitrazepam vs Clonazepam:

    Nitrazepam
    Clonazepam
    Nitrazepam belongs to the Benzodiazepine family of drugs. They are usually used in the short-term treatment of insomnia. Clonazepam, also known as Klonopin, is a drug that is used to prevent and treat epilepsy, panic attacks, and the movement disorder akathisia.
    Nitrazepam 10mg Capsule is used for the treatment of Insomnia. It's normally used in conjunction with other drugs. Clonazepam is a drug that is used to treat and prevent seizures. It's also used to help people who are having panic attacks.
    Some of the common side effects of Nitrazepam are:
    • Dizziness
    • Sedation
    • Drowsiness
    • Unsteadiness
    Most common side effects of Clonazepam are:
    • Dizziness
    • Sedation
    • Fatigue
    • Coughing
    • Runny nose

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    When the respective serum concentrations were taken into account, nitrazepam had slightly more sedative effects than diazepam. While diazepam has a major sedative-hypnotic effect, this confirms that nitrazepam may be a more powerful sleeping drug.
    Nitrazepam Tablets can only be used for short-term insomnia treatment when it is serious, disabling, or causing intense pain, and when daytime sedation is appropriate. Treatment should be as brief as possible, with the lowest effective dose being used to begin.
    On both efficacy tests, zopiclone and nitrazepam are more active than placebo. In comparison to nitrazepam, zopiclone had no effect on neurological function.
    Some of the common side effects of Nitrazepam are:
    • Dizziness
    • Sedation
    • Drowsiness
    • Unsteadiness
    Since nitrazepam increases GABA activity in the brain, it has a relaxing effect and induces sleepiness, anxiety reduction, and muscle relaxation. Nitrazepam is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat serious insomnia for a brief period of time.
    If you take nitrazepam tablets for more than four weeks, they can become less successful. Consult your doctor if you believe your medication is no longer effective or your insomnia is not improving.

    Citations:

  • Nitrazepamhttps://www.bmj.com/content/1/6052/10.short
  • Effects of Nitrazepam, https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/4/890.short