Dpm Injection

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Dpm Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of short-term anxiety. It can also be used to treat acute alcohol withdrawal, to relieve muscle spasm and as adjunctive therapy for seizures. This medicine relaxes the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Dpm Injection is generally given by a doctor or a nurse. Do not self-administer this medicine at home. The dose and duration will depend on the severity of your condition and your doctor will decide it. Get the injection regularly to get the maximum benefits from it.

The most common side effects of this medicine are confusion, drowsiness, fatigue, and withdrawal symptoms. If any of these side effects do not resolve on their own or get worse, let your doctor know. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

This medicine may cause weight gain. A well-balanced diet and regular exercise can help to reduce extra weight. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Dpm Injection

Benefits of Dpm Injection

In Treatment of Short term anxiety

Dpm Injection reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that are triggered only at the time of stressful conditions that last for a shorter duration. These could be job interviews, exams, stage performances, etc. It can effectively manage feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. Dpm Injection will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive.

In Treatment of Muscle spasm

Dpm Injection effectively relieves muscle stiffness or spasm, thereby improving muscle movement. Take it as prescribed by the doctor to get the most benefit. Do not take more or for longer than needed as that can be dangerous and it also has habit-forming potential. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

In Treatment of Epilepsy

Dpm Injection slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures.

In Treatment of Alcohol withdrawal

Dpm Injection is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people recover from alcohol addiction and to avoid having the urge to drink alcohol again. Dpm Injection starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction.

Side effects of Dpm Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dpm

  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Withdrawal symptoms

How to use Dpm Injection

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

How Dpm Injection works

Dpm 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Dpm Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dpm 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dpm 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
Dpm Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Dpm Injection can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dpm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dpm 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
Dpm Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dpm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dpm Injection?

If you miss a dose of Dpm 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Dpm 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. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepine Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Benzodiazepines

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dpm 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

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Please let me know aboutepilepsy on face or mouth
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
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
How can bells palsy is cured. Can person recover 100 facial muscle power. My Frnd is given steroids for treatment. Is it good for her?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Chance of recovery is reasonable Short term steroids are helpful
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FAQs

Q. Is Dpm Injection an antidepressant? What is it used for?

Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection to start working?

It depends on what you are taking Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection regularly for a few days.

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

Yes, Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection makes you sleepy and affects your alertness, you should avoid driving.

Q. Is it safe to take Dpm Injection and alcohol together?

No, it is not at all recommended to take alcohol with Dpm Injection since it can cause breathing problems, sleepiness and heart problems. Taking Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection addictive?

People taking Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection. Therefore, Dpm Injection should be taken for the shortest possible time and in the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Dpm Injection if I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection?

The duration of treatment with Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection have any effect on contraception?

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

Q. Is it safe to take clozapine and Dpm Injection together?

No, it is not recommended to take clozapine and Dpm Injection 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 Dpm Injection safe to be used in elderly patients?

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

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