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Fluraz 15mg Capsule

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Product introduction

Fluraz 15mg Capsule belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat insomnia. It relaxes the brain and helps to treat people who have problems with their sleeping habits.

Fluraz 15mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. However, take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming.

If you have missed any doses, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should not stop this medication without talking to your doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

Some common side effects of this medicine include lightheadedness and impaired coordination. 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. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them. You may also get side effects after stopping the treatment.

Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Fluraz 15mg Capsule can usually be mixed safely with other medicines but some medicines, including antacids and alcohol, do affect the way it works and can increase the chance of side effects. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Fluraz Capsule

Benefits of Fluraz Capsule

In Insomnia

Fluraz 15mg Capsule helps treat insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep) in people who have problems related to their sleeping habits. Insomnia may cause you to wake up earlier than usual and you may find it difficult to go back to sleep. It works by slowing down the abnormal activity of nerves in the brain to allow sleep. It also improves the sleep-wake cycle and restores it to normal. This helps you relax, feel calm and more energetic. It also helps you concentrate better and improves your quality of life.

Side effects of Fluraz Capsule

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 Fluraz

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Fluraz Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Fluraz 15mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fluraz Capsule works

Fluraz 15mg Capsule 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
Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Fluraz 15mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fluraz 15mg Capsule 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
Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause side effects which could 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.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fluraz 15mg Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Fluraz 15mg Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
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.
Use of Fluraz 15mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Fluraz Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Fluraz 15mg Capsule, 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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Quick tips

  • If you are taking Fluraz 15mg Capsule for the treatment of insomnia, it should not be used for more than 4 weeks.
  • Take it 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime and only when you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • Never share your medication with any other person who also has a sleep problem.
  • 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.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Stop taking medication and inform your doctor If you experience sleep-driving or memory loss.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from depression, as this medicine may worsen the symptoms of depression. 
  • 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.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with drugs

Taking Fluraz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Serious
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Serious
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Serious
Brand(s): Triptam
Serious

Patient concerns

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Body temperature is high but no fever symptoms during night i can't able to deep sleep
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
For insomnia consult a psychiatrist
I can not sleep more than 5 hours,i had thyroid problem,for that thyroid .75 is taking,also taking asomax for b p problem though it is 130/90, my main problem sins is I can't sleep more than 5 hours ,
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Consult a psychiatrist for insomnia
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FAQs

Q. How long does Fluraz 15mg Capsule take to work?

Fluraz 15mg Capsule starts working slowly and continues to work for a short time even after you stop taking it. You may experience more benefit from Fluraz 15mg Capsule on the second and third nights after you start taking it. You may continue to feel the effects of Fluraz 15mg Capsule for one to two nights after you stop taking the medication.

Q. Does Fluraz 15mg Capsule cause addiction?

Addiction is more likely to occur in patients who are alcoholics or drug addicts. Such patients should be under careful surveillance if they have been prescribed Fluraz 15mg Capsule.

Q. Is Fluraz 15mg Capsule a sleeping pill?

Fluraz 15mg Capsule is used for the short-term treatment of sleeplessness (also known as insomnia) when it is severe. It can help overcome difficulties in falling asleep and may help if you wake up frequently in the middle of the night. Fluraz 15mg Capsule helps you to sleep but does not cure the underlying cause of your insomnia, which you should discuss with your doctor.

Q. What if you take more than the recommended dose of Fluraz 15mg Capsule?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause drowsiness, confusion, tiredness, difficulty in speaking, trouble in coordinating movements (ataxia), breathing difficulty, and impaired vision. Excess of Fluraz 15mg Capsule may rarely cause coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time) and very rarely death. If you have taken too much of Fluraz 15mg Capsule, you should immediately seek medical attention in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor.

Q. I am unable to sleep even after taking Fluraz 15mg Capsule. Should I repeat the dose or stop it?

No, do not repeat the dose or stop taking Fluraz 15mg Capsule by yourself. In case you are unable to sleep after taking Fluraz 15mg Capsule, consult your doctor. Your doctor may adjust the dose of Fluraz 15mg Capsule depending on the severity of insomnia and response to treatment.

Q. Is Fluraz 15mg Capsule habit forming?

Fluraz 15mg Capsule can be habit forming if you use higher than the recommended doses or for a longer period of time. It can lead to both physical and psychological dependence. This is particularly common in patients with a history of alcoholism or drug abuse or in patients with marked personality disorders. Regular monitoring in such patients is essential. Regular and repetitive use of Fluraz 15mg Capsule should be avoided and treatment should be withdrawn gradually.

Q. What are the withdrawal effects of Fluraz 15mg Capsule?

Abrupt discontinuation of Fluraz 15mg Capsule may lead to withdrawal symptoms. These may include recurrence of sleep problems, depression, nervousness, extreme anxiety, tension, restlessness, and confusion. You may also experience mood changes, irritability, sweating, diarrhea, headache and muscle weakness.

Q. Will taking Fluraz 15mg Capsule affect my performance the next day?

Fluraz 15mg Capsule may cause side effects such as reduced alertness, confusion, tiredness, dizziness, poor muscle coordination and double vision in some patients. This may affect the patients' performance at skilled tasks (driving, operating machinery, etc.) to a varying degree depending upon dosage, administration, and sleep pattern and individual response. Discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns regarding the side effects affecting your performance.

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