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CERPAM 1MG TABLET

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Composition for CERPAM

Lorazepam(1 mg)

food interaction for CERPAM

alcohol interaction for CERPAM

pregnancy interaction for CERPAM

lactation interaction for CERPAM

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cerpam 1mg tablet at a fixed time.
Cerpam 1mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Cerpam 1mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for CERPAM

Lorazepam(1 mg)

Uses

Cerpam 1mg tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety.

How it works

Cerpam 1mg tablet induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Altered libido, Blurred vision, Change in appetite, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Difficulty in urination, Restlessness, Weakness, Constipation, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice for CERPAM

Do not start or continue lorazepam and consult your doctor: 
  • if you are allergic to benzodiazepines, or to any of the other ingredients in lorazepam tablets.
  • if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning for a baby.
Please consult your doctor:
  • if you are addicted or have in the past addiction  to any drugs or alcohol.
  • if you have a personality disorder because you may have a greater chance of becoming dependent on lorazepam.
  • if you are suffering from depression or had a history of depression or with suicidal thoughts.
  • if you have an eye problem called glaucoma (high pressure within the eye).
Lorazepam may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. It should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice.Do not suddenly stop lorazepam, without your doctor’s advise as it may cause your sleeping problem and anxiety to return. In addition, it may cause headaches, restlessness, confusion, irritability, tension, depression, muscle pain, sweating etc. Do not drive or work with machines while taking this medicine as it may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, forgetful, or may affect your concentration.

Frequently asked questions for CERPAM

Lorazepam

Q.Is lorazepam addictive or habit forming or narcotic?
Lorazepam is addictive and habit forming, as on prolonged use, it may make you dependent such that you will not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it. It is therefore classified as a narcotic and only the exact quantity required by you will be provided by the chemist/pharmacist after producing a prescriptio

Q.Is lorazepam the same as Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium (diazepam)?
Lorazepam, Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) belong to the same group of drugs called benzodiazepines, but they are used for different indications

Q.Is lorazepam a muscle relaxer?
Yes. Lorazepam acts on the brain to relax muscles

Q.Is lorazepam a beta blocker or SSRI?
Lorazepam is neither a beta blocker (anti-hypertensive) or SSRI (anti-depressant); it belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines

Q.Can I take lorazepam for a long time or can I take lorazepam forever or how long can I take lorazepam or can you take lorazepam for years?
This drug should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice

Q.Can I take lorazepam for pain?
No. Lorazepam is not a pain-relieving medication. Use it only as advised by your doctor

Q.Can you take lorazepam for anxiety?
Yes, it is used to treat anxiety

Q.Can I take lorazepam with melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion)/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
Lorazepam has no known harmful interaction with Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (paracetamol); hence can be taken together. Drugs like melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion) can increase the side-effects of lorazepam, and vice verca. Please consult your doctor before taking lorazepam with any other drug

Q.Can I take lorazepam with prednisone?
Lorazepam has no known harmful interaction with prednisone, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication

Q.Does lorazepam get you high?
Lorazepam enhances the action of a signaling chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain and thus produces a calming effect. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, lorazepam may also make an individual dependant such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it

Q.Does lorazepam lower blood pressure?
Lorazepam itself can rarely lower blood pressure. However, it is known to potentiate the effect of medicines used to treat high blood pressure, and cause excessive lowering of blood pressure

Q.Does lorazepam make you sleepy?
Yes, excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness are few of the side-effects of lorazepam

Q.Does lorazepam cause erectile dysfunction?
Lorazepam can interfere with sexual function and very rarely causes erectile dysfunction (i.e. inability to achieve erection).

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)