Medicine Overview of Fluraz Capsule
Uses of Fluraz Capsule
Fluraz 15mg Capsule is used in the treatment of insomnia.
Side effects of Fluraz Capsule
Sleepiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Fatigue, Irritability, Memory impairment, Headache, Dry mouth, Dizziness, Slurred speech, Depression, Constipation.
How to use Fluraz Capsule
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Fluraz 15mg Capsule at a fixed time.
How Fluraz Capsule works
Fluraz 15mg capsule 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 Fluraz Capsule
Expert advice for Fluraz Capsule
- If you are taking Fluraz 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 Fluraz, 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 Fluraz is very high.
Special precautions for Fluraz 15mg Capsule
Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Fluraz 15mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor....
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Fluraz 15mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactatio+more
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
As Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause side effects such as reduced alertness, confusion, tiredness, dizziness, poor muscle coordination and this may affect your ability to drive....
As Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause side effects such as reduced alertness, confusion, tiredness, dizziness, poor muscle coordination and this may affect your ability to drive.
Fluraz 15mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Fluraz 15mg Capsule is recommended.+more
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease....
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Fluraz 15mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fluraz 15mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Fluraz 15mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease....
Use of Fluraz 15mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension
If you miss a dose of Flurazepam, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Fluraz 15mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Flurazepam
Yes. Fluraz is a controlled substance. It has some potential for abuse and is available only if prescribed by a doctor
No. Fluraz is not a narcotic. Fluraz can be addictive/habit forming if used for long time. It should be taken only as per the dose and duration advised by the doctor
Fluraz and Xanax (trade name for alprazolam) both belong to same class of medicines called benzodiazepines, and have similar effect on brain. However, both these medicines are advised for different illnesses and hence should be consumed only upon doctor's advice
Q. Is flurazepam superior to oral diazepam?
Flurazepam and diazepam belong to same category of drugs called benzodiazepines, and have similar action, but their use and effect may vary. Please take your doctor's advice before taking any of these drugs
Fluraz is not known to cause weight gain. Consult your doctor if you observe a weight gain after taking this medicine
Fluraz is used for short term treatment of sleeplessness; it exerts a calming effect on brain, and is known to reduce anxiety
Fluraz is used in the treatment of sleeplessness. Some people using this medication have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking Fluraz and talk to your doctor
Fluraz is available in the form of capsules in strengths of 15 mg and 30 mg and the look may vary for different brands
Fluraz may last for 4 hours to 6 days in your system
You may start experiencing the benefit of Fluraz on second or third day of treatment. Effect of this medicine may last for a day or two after you start taking it. It may take up to 7-10 days for the sleep problem to resolve after starting the treatment.
Substitutes for Fluraz
No substitutes found for this medicine