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Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray


Overview

Introduction

Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used as a sedative or for conscious sedation before diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. It relieves anxiety and muscle tensions, thus making the person comfortable before investigations or minor surgical or dental procedures.

Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray reduces anxiety and causes drowsiness. It comes in the form of a nasal spray and taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional only or can be used after the proper guidance of a doctor. 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 a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

Side effects of this medicine include headache, nasal discomfort, throat irritation, and rhinorrhea. 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. However, these side effects resolve on their own usually. Please consult your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver function may be required. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding, before taking this medicine.

Side effects of Insed Nasal Spray

Common
  • Nasal discomfort
  • Throat irritation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nasal discomfort
    Try using a saltwater nasal spray from time to time. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated and stop your nose drying out. Avoid things that irritate your nose (triggers such as pollen, dust and animal fur). Try not to blow or pick your nose as this may irritate it further. Inhale steam and use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.
  • Coping with Throat irritation
    Try gargling with warm salt water as it can help soothe a scratchy throat and relieve the discomfort. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Consider lozenges or hard candy. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can dry out your throat and aggravate the symptoms. Also, avoid smoking or smoky places. Warm tea that is sweetened with honey can also soothe your irritated throat. Get plenty of rest and consider using a humidifier if the air in your home is dry. If it does not get better or get worse, talk to your doctor for advice.

How to use Insed Nasal Spray

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat the same process for the other nostrils.

How Insed Nasal Spray works

Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray is a benzodiazepine (BZD). It is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through the inner lining of the nose. Once absorbed, 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. This helps the patient to recover from a seizure faster.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray should be gradual.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Insed Nasal Spray?

If you miss a dose of Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray
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Medistat 0.5mg Nasal Spray
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₹66/ml of Nasal Spray
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Midaspray 0.5mg Nasal Spray
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₹71.2/ml of Nasal Spray
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₹81.92/ml of Nasal Spray
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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Insed with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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suffering from nasal congestion tell me the perfect nasal spray
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
it may be due to allergy or infection visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
Fluticasone furoate nasal spray and oxymethazoline nasal solution used during first trimester is safe to use for running nose,sneezing,block the passage of airway?
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
u can use fluticasone but avoid oxymetazoline
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FAQs

Q. Is Insed safe?

Insed is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Insed a controlled substance?

Yes, Insed is a controlled substance

Q. Is Insed a sedative?

Yes, Insed a sedative medication used before and during diagnostic or surgical procedures either in combination with or without local anesthesia

Q. Is Insed an opiate?

No, Insed is not an opiate medication

Q. Is Insed a benzodiazepine?

Yes, Insed belongs to benzodiazepine class of sedative medication

Q. Is Insed a schedule 8 drug?

No, Insed belongs to schedule 4. It has low potential for abuse

Q. Is Insed versed?

Versed is a brand (trade) name for Insed

Q. Does Insed have analgesic properties?

No, Insed does not have any analgesic properties. It is used as a central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity, causes relaxation and induces sleep (anesthetic)

Q. Does Insed make you high/knock you out (make you sleep)?

No, Insed does not make you high; it makes you sleepy as it is a central nervous system depressant that slows brain activity, causes relaxation and induces sleep

Q. Does Insed cause retrograde amnesia?

Yes, Insed causes retrograde amnesia (short term loss of memory)

Q. Does Insed hasten death?

No, Insed does not hasten death. Although it may be used to induce sleep and relive anxiety in terminally-ill patients not responding to other relevant medications

Q. Does Insed cross the placenta?

Yes, Insed crosses the placenta.

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