Nitrazepam is also called Mogadon (Canadian brand name)
The Medication intake
Nitrazepam is a sedative used to treat insomnia. Nitrazepam is in the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines, a class of antidepressants, anti-panic agents, and muscle relaxants.
Nitrazepam is a short term treatment for temporary insomnia, but if used daily.
Nitrazepam has anticonvulsant properties, but US prescribing guidelines are unavailable for this use.
The Medicine intake
Nitrazepam should be taken exactly as your doctor recommends. Don't take more or less than prescribed doze of Nitrazepam, and don't double your doses if you should miss one. If you want to stop taking Nitrazepam, please, consult your doctor at first.
Inform your doctor, dentist, or anesthesiologist that you are taking Nitrazepam before any kind of surgery or medical test. This medication may interfere with certain test results. Nitrazepam should not be combined with certain medications given during surgery.
Drowsiness, fatigue or grogginess the next morning, light-headedness, rebound insomnia (on stopping treatment), slurred speech, abdominal cramps, anxiety, constipation, dry mouth, hyperventilation, blurred vision, nausea, chest pain, change in sex drive, confusion, depression, headache, change in appetite, insomnia, unusual dreams, change in salivation, low blood pressure, racing heartbeat, fainting, nasal congestion, sweating, weight change, skin irritation, twitching or tremors, nervous or anxious state, sun sensitivity, respiratory infection, memory impairment, menstrual difficulties, and loss of coordination.
If you noticed one of the above mentioned side effects, inform your doctor immidiately, very likely, they are caused by Nitrazepam.
- Nitrazepam side effects are usually temporary , and fade with continued treatment.
- Higher dosage also increases the risk of side effects.
- Operating automobiles or heavy machinery is not recommended while taking Nitrazepam, which should be taken before bedtime only when you know you can have a full night's rest. Be aware of how this medication affects you before attempting any potentially dangerous activities.
If you have noticed any side effect symptom as soon as you start take Nitrazepam, contact your doctor for advice.
Nitrazepam has been known to interact undesirably with certain medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you have, or have a history of, any of the following conditions:
- Alcohol or drug abuse - may increase likelihood of Nitrazepam dependence
- Allergic reaction to Nitrazepam, or other benzodiazepine. Always tell your doctor about any allergies before starting a medication.
- Borderline personality disorder or a history of violent behavior.
- Brain disease - may increase likelihood of side effects from Nitrazepam
- Breathing difficulties such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or any other chronic lung disease - Nitrazepam may worsen this condition.
- Difficulty swallowing - This condition may become more pronounced in children.
- Epilepsy or seizures - Abruptly starting or stopping treatment with Nitrazepam may increase seizures. Although Nitrazepam can be used as an aid to anti-tremor therapy, it should be used cautiously and strictly according to a doctor's instructions in these cases.
- Glaucoma - Nitrazepam should not be prescribed to patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma. Patients receiving treatment for open angle glaucoma should consult their doctor, as Nitrazepam may be an acceptable treatment for them.
- Kidney or liver problems - In isolated cases, Nitrazepam has been reported to cause jaundice. If you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes, seek medical treatment immediately. More Nitrazepam may end up in your bloodstream if you have a pre-existing kidney or liver condition, increasing the likelihood of side effects.
- Major Depression
- Myasthenia gravis - This autoimmune disorder characterized by muscle weakness may be aggravated by Nitrazepam treatment.
- Porphyria - Nitrazepam (alprazolam) is listed as an unsafe drug for porphyria, an enzyme deficiency that can cause fragile skin that is sensitive to sunlight, digestive difficulties, anxiety, and reddish-brown urine.
- Psychosis or other serious mental illness - Nitrazepam has not proved to be an effective treatment for these conditions, and is not recommended.
- Sleep apnea (temporary suspension of breathing during sleep) - Nitrazepam may worsen this condition. Individuals with sleep apnea should not generally use sedatives as sleep aids.
Nitrazepam has been known to be habit-forming. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if treatment is discontinued abruptly. Follow your doctor's advice about how much, and how often, you should take Nitrazepam. If you are considering stopping Nitrazepam treatment, ask your doctor how to safely decrease and then stop Nitrazepam.
Nitrazepam comes in tablets, and may be prescribed in dosages of 5-10 mg at bedtime. Follow the directions on your prescription exactly.
Do not buy Nitrazepam and use Nitrazepam purchased at shady pharmacies!
Nitrazepam away from direct light and heat. Store in a dry location; avoid storing it in the bathroom, near sinks, or other areas where it may become damp. Do not use after the expiration date.
Keep Nitrazepam away from children; both when storing it, and when discarding any unused medication.
Nitrazepam may cause drowsiness or disorientation. Be cautious if you plan to drive or operate heavy machinery, avoid these activities if you find yourself feeling tired or experience slowed reactions.
Always read informational leaflet before using medicine! The information can be changed and completed!!