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Dizapam 10 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Dizapam Injection

Dizapam 10 mg Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of short-term anxiety and seizures. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Dizapam 10 mg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. However, its advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Side effects of this medicine includes tremor, double vision, fatigue, insomnia, dry mouth and muscle weakness. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to inform doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

How to use Dizapam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Dizapam Injection works

Dizapam 10 mg Injection 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.

Dizapam Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dizapam 10 mg Injection Use of alcohol is not advisable with Diazepam as it increases the risk of dependence and drowsiness.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dizapam 10 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dizapam 10 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dizapam 10 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Dizapam 10 mg Injection can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dizapam 10 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dizapam 10 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
Liver
CAUTION
Dizapam 10 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dizapam 10 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dizapam Injection?

If you miss a dose of Dizapam 10 mg Injection, 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

  • Dizapam 10 mg Injection helps treat short term anxiety.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.
  • Safety of this medicine is not established for long-term use. Do not use it for more than 4 weeks. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dizapam 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 Dizapam

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Please let me know aboutepilepsy on face or mouth
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Epilepsy of face and mouth can be some form of brain disorder like tics, muscle spasm. There is nothing called epilepsy of face and mouthConsult a ENT specialist and neurologist
i am using insulin injection + fiaus 15 tablet , now sugar level is good, is there alternative medicine to stop such medicines? i am consuming tablets to prevent epilepsy too, past 3 years i don't have epilepsy is there any alternative medicines to prevent?
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
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FAQs

Q. Is Dizapam an antidepressant? What is it used for?

Dizapam is not an antidepressant and belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepine. It is used to treat severe anxiety (an emotional state where you may sweat, tremble, feel anxious and have a fast heartbeat) or agitation. It is also used to treat trembling, muscle spasm due to tetanus or poisoning, seizures or fits, confusional states or anxiety associated with alcohol withdrawal. It also helps in relaxing patients before minor operations or procedures.

Q. How long does it take for Dizapam to start working?

It depends on what you are taking Dizapam for. If you are taking it to treat anxiety, you should start feeling better within a few hours, but it may take a week or two before the full benefits become evident. Similarly, if you are taking it to relieve muscle spasm you may notice a difference after 15 minutes. Your muscles will start relaxing when you keep taking Dizapam regularly for a few days.

Q. Does Dizapam cause sleepiness? If yes, then should I stop driving while taking Dizapam?

Yes, Dizapam causes drowsiness very commonly. It also causes forgetfulness and affects muscular function which may adversely affect your ability to drive. Sometimes, drowsiness persists even on the following day. So, in case Dizapam makes you sleepy and affects your alertness, you should avoid driving.

Q. Is it safe to take Dizapam and alcohol together?

No, it is not at all recommended to take alcohol with Dizapam since it can cause breathing problems, sleepiness and heart problems. Taking Dizapam with alcohol may make you sleepy and your breathing may become so shallow that you may not wake up. This may even lead to death.

Q. Is Dizapam addictive?

People taking Dizapam in high doses or for a long term may become addicted to it. Also, people with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse are more likely to become addicted to Dizapam. Therefore, Dizapam should be taken for the shortest possible time and in the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Dizapam if I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking Dizapam suddenly as you may experience withdrawal effects like depression, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, irritability, sweating, upset stomach or diarrhea. Stopping it suddenly may even bring back the symptoms and make them harder to treat. You may also experience mood changes, anxiety, restlessness and changes in sleep patterns. These effects may occur even after taking low doses for a short period of time.

Q. For how long should I take Dizapam?

The duration of treatment with Dizapam is mainly as short as possible. Your doctor will evaluate you after 4 weeks of treatment in order to assess the need of continuation of treatment, especially if you do not have any symptoms. In general, the treatment does not last any longer than 8-12 weeks which includes the gradual reduction of dose process.

Q. Does Dizapam have any effect on contraception?

Dizapam does not affect the functioning of any type of contraception including the birth control pills and emergency contraception. Birth control pills can keep Dizapam in your body for a long time and increase its effect. You can also experience bleeding in between your periods if you take Dizapam and birth control pills together. But your contraceptive method will still work.

Q. Is it safe to take clozapine and Dizapam together?

No, it is not recommended to take clozapine and Dizapam together because the effects of both medicines may get added together. This can result in severe drop in blood pressure, breathing problems (respiratory depression) and can even stop your heart which can lead to death.

Q. Is Dizapam safe to be used in elderly patients?

The dose in elderly is generally half of the dose recommended to young people. This is because Dizapam causes muscle relaxation which can make the patient fall down, which may further lead to fractures.

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