Here you will find all the necessary information about Bromazepam, so there's no need to search for more. You will learn about ways you can use Bromazepam as well as all kinds of possible contradictions and interactions with other drugs, along with tolerance, dependence, and adverse effects. Bromazepam is prescribed by a physician after examining and analyzing the patient's detailed history.
The medicine is used to treat the following pathologies:
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Bromazepam (Lexotan) is known as a benzodiazepine. It is mainly used to help treat the symptoms of anxiety. It can also be used to help the symptoms of panic and social anxiety. Bromazepam may be available under multiple brand names or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Bromazepam may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Bromazepam may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. In general, benzodiazepines such as Bromazepam should be taken for short time periods only (2 - 4 weeks). Continuous long-term use is not recommended unless advised, because this medicine may be addictive and available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Bromazepam 3 mg. Each round, flat, bevelled edged, scored pink tablet, marked "PRO" over "B-3" on one side and plain on the other side contains bromazepam 3 mg.
Bromazepam 6 mg. Each round tablet, flat, bevelled edged, scored green scored tablet, marked "PRO" over "B-6" on one side and plain on the other side, contains bromazepam 6 mg.
Bromazepam is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia, short-term treatment of anxiety or panic attacks, if a benzodiazepine is required, and the alleviation of the symptoms of alcohol- and opiate-withdrawal.
Your doctor may have recommended this medication for conditions other than those listed in these medication information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are unsure why you are taking this medication, talk to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor. Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if not prescribed by a doctor.
The dosage depends on your medical condition and response to treatment. If your doctor recommends that you take this medication on a schedule, use it regularly to get the most out of it. To help you remember, use it at the same time every day. If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may experience withdrawal symptoms (eg, agitation, nervousness, trouble sleeping, seizures). To prevent withdrawal symptoms, your doctor may gradually reduce your dose. The recommended starting dose of bromazepam for adults ranges from 6 to 18 mg per day in divided doses. Your doctor may advise you to gradually increase your dose depending on how well it works and what side effects you are experiencing. Typically, the maximum adult dose of bromazepam is 30 mg daily in divided doses. To avoid excessive sedation or motor impairment, it is important that the dose is adjusted according to the individual's specific needs. In general, older adults are more sensitive to benzodiazepines and usually require lower doses. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used bromazepam for a long time or at high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal symptoms. When this medication is used for a long time, it also may not work. Your doctor may need to increase your dose or change your medication. Talk to your doctor if this medication stops working. Although this medicine has worked for many, this medicine can sometimes be addictive. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as excessive use or addiction to drugs or alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to reduce the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Many things, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications, can affect the amount of medicine a person needs. If your doctor has recommended a dose other than those listed here, do not change the way you take the medicine without talking to your doctor. It is important that this medication is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss an appointment, take it as soon as possible and continue to stick to your regular schedule. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do not take bromazepam if you:
People taking this medication should not consume alcohol as it can reduce the effectiveness of this medication and increase the risk of side effects. People who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs should not take bromazepam, except in rare cases under medical supervision.
Bromazepam may suppress respiration. This effect on breathing may be more pronounced in people with breathing problems, brain damage, or those taking other medicines that suppress breathing (eg, codeine, morphine). If you have severe breathing problems, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.
Physical dependence (the need to take regular doses to prevent physical symptoms) is associated with benzodiazepines such as bromazepam. Severe withdrawal symptoms (eg, convulsions) may occur if the dose is significantly reduced or if bromazepam is suddenly stopped. Withdrawal symptoms include irritability, nervousness, trouble sleeping, agitation, tremors, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, memory impairment, headache, muscle aches, extreme anxiety, tension, restlessness, and confusion. A gradual dose reduction under the supervision of a physician can help prevent or reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Bromazepam, like other benzodiazepines, is known to cause mood swings and symptoms of depression. If you have a history of depression or depression, talk with your doctor about how this medicine may affect your health, how your medical condition may affect the dosage and effectiveness of this medicine, and whether any special monitoring is needed. If you experience symptoms of depression such as poor concentration, weight changes, sleep changes, decreased interest in activities, or if you notice them in a family member taking this medication, see your doctor as soon as possible.
Bromazepam is not recommended for people with depression or psychosis, or for people who have tried to commit suicide. Bromazepam causes drowsiness and sedation. Avoid activities that require mental alertness, judgment, or physical coordination (such as driving or operating machinery) while taking. This is especially true the first time you take your medication and until you figure out how bromazepam is affecting. Alcohol can increase drowsiness and should be avoided.
Lactose is one of the ingredients in this medication. If you have a hereditary condition that makes you lactose intolerant, talk to your doctor about other alternatives.
This medicine should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are taking bromazepam and you suspect that you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before suddenly stopping bromazepam.
This medicine can pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding and taking bromazepam, your baby may be affected. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue to breastfeed.
Bromazepam is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of 18.
Seniors may be at increased risk of sedation and coordination effects from bromazepam. They need to take extra care, for example, not to fall when climbing at night.
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription.