Dizep 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.
In Depth Information on Dizep Injection
Expert advice for Dizep Injection
If you are taking Dizep 10 mg Injection 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 Dizep 10 mg Injection, 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 Dizep 10 mg Injection is very high.
Dizep Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Dizep Injection
Dizep 10 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dizep 10 mg Injection 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.
Dizep 10 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby. Dizep 10 mg Injection should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Dizep 10 mg Injection should be gradual.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Dizep 10 mg Injection can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Dizep 10 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dizep 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
There is limited information available on the use of Dizep 10 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Dizep 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.
Q. Is Dizep an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Dizep 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
Q. Is Dizep a sleeping pill?
Dizep is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Q. Is Dizep a narcotic/controlled drug?
Dizep 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
Q. How long can I take Dizep for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Can I take Dizep for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Dizep 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
Q. Does Dizep help with opioid withdrawal?
Dizep is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Q. Does Dizep cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Dizep. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Q. Does Dizep show on blood test?
Yes, Dizep can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Q. Does Dizep make you high?
Dizep 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'. Dizep 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.