Direc 2mg Solution

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Direc 2mg Solution

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety, Epilepsy, Muscle spasms
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Medicine Overview of Direc Solution

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Uses of Direc Solution

Direc 2mg Solution is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, epilepsy, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal.
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Side effects of Direc Solution

Common

Sleepiness, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Headache, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Depression, Irritability, Slurred speech, Constipation.

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How to use Direc Solution

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

How Direc Solution works

Direc 2mg solution 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 Direc Solution

Expert advice for Direc Solution

  • If you are taking Direc 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 Direc, 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 Direc is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Direc 2mg Solution
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Direc 2mg Solution 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Direc 2mg Solution is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Direc 2mg Solution should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Direc 2mg Solution should be gradual.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Direc 2mg Solution can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Direc 2mg Solution should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Direc 2mg Solution may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Direc 2
mg Solution in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Direc 2mg Solution

Frequently asked questions for Diazepam

Direc 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
Direc is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Direc 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
Direc 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
Direc 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 Direc. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Yes, Direc can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Direc 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'. Direc 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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Substitutes for Direc

No substitutes found for this medicine
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