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Flurazepam (marketed under the brand names Dalmane and Dalmadorm) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative.

WHAT IS Flurazepam?

Flurazepam is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. This medicine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause insomnia or anxiety.

Flurazepam possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties. It is used to induce sleep and cause relaxation.

Flurazepam is marketed under the brand name Dalmane®.

 

Brand Name(s): Dalmane
CAS nº: 17617-23-1
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Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to flurazepam and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Flurazepam was approved by the FDA in 1970. A prescription is required for this medicine.

Please visit the official site of the FDA for further information.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Flurazepam is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. This medicine works by affecting chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause insomnia or anxiety.

Flurazepam possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties. It is used to induce sleep and cause relaxation.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication has not been approved for any alternative uses other than those mentioned in the product information section.

Dosage and using this medicine

Flurazepam comes as a capsule to be taken orally.

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

It is advised that you take flurazepam just before going to bed. This medicine will cause drowsiness, and falling could occur if the dose is taking too long before getting into bed.

Do not take more than is prescribed for you.

Additionally, flurazepam may be habit forming. Physical and/or psychological dependence can occur, and withdrawal effects are possible if the medication is stopped suddenly after prolonged or high-dose treatment. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without first talking to your doctor if you have been taking it continuously for more than 5 to 7 days. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce the dose.

What special precautions should I follow?

BEFORE TAKING FLURAZEPAM:

Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, have liver disease, have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, respiratory disease, depressed or have suicidal thoughts. You may not be able to take this medicine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Furthermore, do not take flurazepam without first talking to your doctor if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. Flurazepam may worsen this condition.

Additionally, flurazepam may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness, including antidepressants, alcohol, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, muscle relaxants, seizure medicines, and antihistamines. Do not drink alcohol and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor while taking flurazepam.

Other drugs than those listed here may also interact with flurazepam. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

If you are over 60 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from flurazepam. Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of this medication.

Please use cautiously when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine will cause drowsiness and may cause dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities completely.

Flurazepam is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that it is known to cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or are or could become pregnant during treatment.

Also, it is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk. Do not take this medicine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Since flurazepam is usually taken as needed, missing a dose is not usually a problem.

What side effects can this medication cause?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking flurazepam and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, face, or tongue, or hives)
sores in the mouth or throat
yellowing of the skin or eyes
a rash
hallucinations or severe confusion
changes in vision

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take flurazepam and talk to your doctor if you experience

drowsiness, dizziness, or clumsiness
depression
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
difficulty urinating
vivid dreams
headache
dry mouth
decreased sex drive
changes in behavior

Flurazepam may be habit forming. Physical and/or psychological dependence can occur, and withdrawal effects are possible if the medication is stopped suddenly after prolonged or high-dose treatment. Do not stop taking flurazepam suddenly without first talking to your doctor if you have been taking it continuously for more than 5 to 7 days. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce the dose.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Try to keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Also remember to throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. If necessary, talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

In the case of an overdose, call your local poison control center on 1-800-222-1222. However, if the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, please call the local emergency services on 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

sleepiness
dizziness
confusion
a slow heart beat
difficulty breathing
difficulty walking and talking
the appearance of being drunk
unconsciousness

Product Images

PICTURES OF FLURAZEPAM PILLS

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of flurazepam that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes, manufacturers and/or distributors.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

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Name: FLURAZEPAM
Strength(s): 15 MG
Imprint: WEST-WARD FLURAZEPAM 15
Manufacturer: WEST WARD INC.

Name: FLURAZEPAM
Strength(s): 30 MG
Imprint: MYLAN 4430
Manufacturer: MYLAN

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