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Sold under the brand name Mogadon and other generic ones, Nitrazepam is essentially used for short-term relief from severe anxiety disorder and insomnia. Apart from this, Ntirzepam also has sedative(calming), anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and amnestic properties. It is a Schedule IV benzodiazepine that should only be taken under a doctor’s guidance. Patented in 1961 and first used for medical purposes in 1965, Nitrazepam is available in oral tablet forms in 5 mg and 10 mg. Nitrazepam is a nonbenzodiazepine that enhances the actions of a naturally occurring chemical in the body, GABA. Consequently, it induces feelings of calm, induces sleep, controls anxiety and slows down the excessive brain activity.
The appropriate dosage can only be decided by a doctor depending on your age, medical problem and response to treatment. Generally, the drug is taken by mouth in the form of an oral tablet with or without food. You can either chew, swallow the drug whole or dissolve it in a liquid.
While treating insomnia, do not use the medication for more than 7 to 8 days unless directed by your doctor otherwise. Doing so can cause severe side effects, including dependence. You can have worse insomnia than when you started taking the drug(Rebound insomnia). Do not stop using the drug without your doctor’s approval. Stopping Nitrazepam abruptly can cause withdrawal symptoms such as increased anxiety, stomach cramps, sore muscles and seizures. Consult your doctor who will reduce the medication dosage gradually.
A word of caution: Only take nitrazepam when you have at least 7 to 8hours of sleep. This will help avoid daytime drowsiness and short-term memory loss. The medication can lose its efficiency when taken long term. Contact your doctor if you have trouble sleeping again and your child’s seizure relapse.
The medication can cause a few side effects. The doctor is well aware of these side effects and will only prescribe it when the benefits outweigh the adverse effects. Most people don’t experience severe side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if any of these side effects worsen or prolongs unusually.
A few common side effects are drowsiness, headaches, difficulty walking, falling, nightmares or lightheadedness. Use this drug before bedtime to prevent the risk of falling, Consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately if these symptoms prolong or worsen. This medication can accuse daytime drowsiness in adults and excitability in children. Tell your doctor and the dose can be adjusted accordingly.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these unusual and rare symptoms occur:
A severe allergic reaction to this medication is very rare. However, make sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately if any of the following symptoms occur;
Before taking Nitrazepam, let your doctor if you are allergic to other diazepines like Alporazolam, Lorazepam and Diazepam. Also, let your doctor know if any other allergies you have. The drug may contain some allergy-triggering inactive ingredients.
If you have severe breathing difficulties, muscle disorders, liver disease, kidney problems, lung problems, severe mood changes or family history of substance abuse, let your doctor know before starting the medication.
Nitrazepam can cause extreme drowsiness and impaired vision. Taking alcohol or marijuna(cannabis) can make you dizzier. Avoid doing anything that requires sharp vision and full-alertness including driving. Tell your doctor if you take marijuna or are a regular drinker.
Do not rise abruptly from a sitting or a lying position to avoid falling and lightheadedness.
If you are pregnant, this medication should only be used if advised by your doctor. Let your doctor if you are using Nitrazepam while breastfeeding.
Caution is advised while using the drugs in young children and the elderly. Elderly are more sensitive to the side effects and it poses a risk of lung infections for the children.
Before starting Nitrazepam, make sure to let your doctor know of any prescription, non-prescription or herbal medications you are using. Unless you are directed by your doctor, do not start, stop or increase the dose of this medication or any other drug you are using.
A few common drug interactions of Nitrazepam are the following;
Yes, you can buy Nitrazepam online in the UK. Although it is a prescription-only medication, it is still sold by several online pharmacies. Before you buy the medication online, make sure that you are getting it from a trusted site. It is highly advised to take this drug under a professional’s guidance.