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Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Hypnopam Tablet

Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia.

Hypnopam Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Numbed emotions
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Hypnopam 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. Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hypnopam Tablet works

Hypnopam 5 mg 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.

Hypnopam Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Hypnopam 5 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as reduced alertness, confusion, tiredness, dizziness, poor muscle coordination and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Hypnopam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hypnopam 5 mg 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.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Hypnopam 5 mg 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 Hypnopam 5 mg 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 Hypnopam 5 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hypnopam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
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Brand(s): Imirise
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Brand(s): Valkid
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
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Brand(s): Altole, Pandosun
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Brand(s): Oxzey
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Brand(s): Stoin
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Brand(s): R Zep
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Brand(s): Norma
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Brand(s): Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Hypnopam a benzodiazepine?

Hypnopam is a sedative-hypnotic drug which belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines.

Q. What does Hypnopam treat?

Hypnopam is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).

Q. How does Hypnopam works?

Hypnopam belongs to a group of sedative-hypnotic medicines known as benzodiazepines. 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.

Q. Does Hypnopam work?

Hypnopam works in patients with insomnia (inability to sleep) in a dose and for a duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Hypnopam help with anxiety?

Hypnopam is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment of anxiety.

Q. Is Hypnopam a controlled drug?

Hypnopam is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug which is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Is Hypnopam stronger than alprazolam?

Alprazolam is more potent when compared to Hypnopam with an equivalent milligram. There are differences in their pharmacokinetic properties as well. However, the preference of drug will vary depending on the indication.

Q. Is Hypnopam stronger than temazepam?

Hypnopam is more potent when compared to temazepam with an equivalent milligram. there are differences in their pharmacokinetic properties as well. However, the preference of drug will vary depending on the indication.

Q. Is Hypnopam stronger than diazepam?

Hypnopam is relatively more potent when compared to diazepam with an equivalent milligram and there are differences in their pharmacokinetic properties as well. However, the preference of drug will vary depending on the indication.

Q. Is Hypnopam dangerous?

Hypnopam is a benzodiazepine drug used in the treatment of insomnia. It is a prescription drug and is safe to use in the dose, frequency, and duration as per the doctor's advice.

Q. Is Hypnopam stronger than zopiclone?

Hypnopam is a benzodiazepine whereas zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic. Though they act on the same receptor, there are differences in their mechanism of action, so, vary in their pharmacological effects.

Q. Is Hypnopam a narcotic?

Hypnopam is not a narcotic substance. However, it is a prescription drug which should only be taken as per the doctor's advice.

Q. Can I take Hypnopam with an amitriptyline?

Co-administration of Hypnopam with amitriptyline may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Consult your doctor before taking the two drugs together.

Q. Can you take Hypnopam with diazepam?

Hypnopam with taken with diazepam may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can you take Hypnopam with paracetamol?

Hypnopam is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can you take Hypnopam with mirtazapine?

Co-administration of Hypnopam with antidepressant drugs like mirtazapine may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Consult your doctor before taking the two drugs together.

Q. Does Hypnopam get you high?

Hypnopam use has been associated with paradoxical reactions like depressive effects, irritability, delusions, and hallucinations. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Hypnopam cause weight gain?

Hypnopam is not reported to cause weight gain. However, if you experience any change in weight while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Hypnopam help you sleep?

Yes, Hypnopam, when administered can produce sleep and is indicated for the treatment of insomnia (inability to sleep).

Q. Does Hypnopam cause constipation?

Hypnopam is not reported to cause constipation. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the Hypnopam, please consult your doctor.

Q. Does Hypnopam cause memory loss?

Hypnopam can rarely cause memory loss (amnesia), especially if the dose exceeds therapeutic levels. If you experience any such problem while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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