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Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD


Overview

Uses of Brispam Tablet MD

Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Brispam Tablet MD side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Brispam Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Brispam Tablet MD works

Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Brispam Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Brispam Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Brispam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Brispam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Brispam

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FAQs

Q. Can I take Brispam while taking a dietary supplement?

It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Brispam is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.

Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Brispam?

Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.

Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Brispam?

Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Brispam) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.

Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Brispam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Brispam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can Brispam affect my sex drive?

There are few reports but it is not so common. Brispam does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.

Q. Is Brispam a narcotic?

No. Brispam is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Is Brispam muscle relaxant?

Brispam is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.

Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Brispam?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Brispam.

Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Brispam?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Brispam.

Q. Can I take Brispam while I am on hepatitis C treatment?

The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.

Q. Can Brispam cause euphoria?

No. Brispam does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.

Q. Can Brispam get you high?

Brispam does not make you feel high.

Q. Can Brispam be replaced with paroxetine?

No. both are different medication. Brispam is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication

Q. Can Brispam cause rash?

Brispam is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.

Q. Is Brispam the best choice for restless legs syndrome?

There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Brispam is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.

Q. How is bupropion different than Brispam?

Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Brispam is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.

Q. Can I take Brispam along with zolpidem?

No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.

Q. Which medication is better, Brispam or clobazam?

Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Brispam as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Brispam needs a dose escalation.

Q. Can I take Brispam along with fluoxetine?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Can I take Brispam while I am also taking antibiotics?

It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Can I take Brispam along with escitalopram?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Which medication is better, Brispam or nitrazepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can I take Brispam along with paracetamol?

Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Brispam. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.

Q. Which is stronger Brispam or oxazepam?

We could not find any direct studies comparing Brispam with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.

Q. Which medication is better Brispam or etizolam?

Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.

Q. When does Brispam expire?

The expiry date of Brispam is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. How does Brispam affect the brain?

Brispam works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Q. Can I take Brispam along with coffee?

Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Brispam.

Q. What is the difference between Brispam and zopiclone?

Brispam is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep

Q. What is the difference between Brispam and olanzapine?

Brispam is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Q. Can Brispam cause low blood pressure?

Brispam is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.

Q. Can I use Brispam for sciatica?

No. Brispam is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can tremors be treated with Brispam?

Brispam is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Brispam is effective

Q. Can I use Brispam for nausea?

No. Brispam is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Brispam for a headache?

No. Brispam is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Brispam for vertigo?

No. Brispam is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.

Q. Can insomnia be treated with Brispam?

Yes. Though Brispam is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Brispam is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Q. Can I use Brispam for depression?

No. Brispam is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.

Q. Can I use Brispam in pain management?

No. Brispam is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Brispam in pain management.

Q. What is the good time to take Brispam?

It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.

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