Medicine Overview of Dekopam Tablet
Uses of Dekopam Tablet
Dekopam 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, epilepsy, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal.
Side effects of Dekopam Tablet
Sleepiness, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Headache, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Depression, Irritability, Slurred speech, Constipation.
How to use Dekopam Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dekopam 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Dekopam Tablet works
Dekopam 5mg tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Dekopam Tablet
Expert advice for Dekopam Tablet
- If you are taking Dekopam 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 Dekopam, 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 Dekopam is very high.
Special precautions for Dekopam 5mg Tablet
Dekopam 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dekopam 5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Dekopam 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.+more
Dekopam 5mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Dekopam 5mg Tablet should be gradual....
Dekopam 5mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Dekopam 5mg Tablet should be gradual.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
Dekopam 5mg Tablet can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive....
Dekopam 5mg Tablet can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Dekopam 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dekopam 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period...
Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
There is limited information available on the use of Dekopam+more
5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension
If you miss a dose of Diazepam, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Dekopam 5mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Diazepam
Dekopam belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain
Dekopam is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Dekopam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Dekopam is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover
Dekopam is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Dekopam. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Yes, Dekopam can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Dekopam is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high'. Dekopam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.
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