Nitrazepam- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugNitrazepam is a Psychotherapeutic Drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Nitrazepam is used for
1. Insomnia
2. Epilepsy
3. Vertigo
3. Infantile spasm
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. CAPSULES
Contraindications1. Respiratory depression
2. Marked neuromuscular respiratory weakness
3. Acute pulmonary
4. Severe hepatic impairment
5. Sleep apnoea syndrome
6. Not for use alone to
treat depression
7. Chronic psychosis
Precautions1. Muscle weakness and myasthenia gravis
2. History of drug or alcohol abuse
3. Marked personality disorder
4. Pregnancy
5. Lactation
6. Reduce dose in elderly and
7. Avoid prolonged use
Adverse Effects1. Drowsiness and lightheadedness the next
2. Confusion and ataxia
3. Amnesia may occur
4. Dependence
5. Aggression
6. Anaphylaxis
7. Dysarthria
8. Blurred vision
9. Slurred speech
Pregnancy Category D

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