Dpm Tablet

Prescription Required


Uses of Dpm Tablet

Dpm Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.

Dpm Tablet side effects

  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Dpm 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. Dpm Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dpm Tablet works

Dpm Tablet 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.

Dpm Tablet related warnings

Dpm Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Dpm Tablet 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.
Dpm Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Dpm Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Dpm Tablet should be gradual.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Dpm Tablet can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Dpm Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dpm Tablet 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 Dpm Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dpm Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dpm Tablet, 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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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Dpm Tablet 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 Dpm Tablet, 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 Dpm Tablet is very high.

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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Q. Is Dpm an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Dpm 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 Dpm a sleeping pill?
Dpm is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Q. Is Dpm a narcotic/controlled drug?
Dpm 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 Dpm for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Can I take Dpm for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Dpm 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 Dpm help with opioid withdrawal?
Dpm is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Q. Does Dpm cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Dpm. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Q. Does Dpm show on blood test?
Yes, Dpm can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Q. Does Dpm make you high?
Dpm 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'. Dpm 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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