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Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray

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Product introduction

Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray is 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 is taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional only or 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. This medication mustn't be stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

Side effects of this medicine include sleepiness, headache, nasal discomfort, throat irritation, and rhinorrhea (runny nose). Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. These side effects are usually short-lasting and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.  Do inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding, before taking this medicine.

Benefits of Insed Nasal Spray

In Conscious sedation during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures

Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray may be used before medical procedures and surgery to cause drowsiness and relieve anxiety. This helps to carry out surgical procedures or diagnostic procedures without causing pain or discomfort to the patient.

Side effects of Insed Nasal Spray

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 Insed

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Nasal discomfort
  • Throat irritation
  • Runny nose

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 that 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

No interaction found/established
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.
Breast feeding
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.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
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.

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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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class
Action Class

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
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
Brand(s): Triptam

Patient concerns

My patient lives in qatar He has allergy problem due to hot and cold Is loratadine works good Pls suggest best allergic medine that can cure permanent
Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
He needs to consult an Allergist who will do Diagnostic Skin Prick & Patch tests to identify the offending allergen. This is to be followed by Allergy Counselling and Therapeutic Immunotherapy
Trioptal 150 what is the use of this medicine Why I take Trioptal 150 tablets
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Oxcarbazepine (oxcarbamazepine) is used to treat certain types of fits (partial seizures which usually do not affect the entire body and where the individuals are conscious even during the seizure), either alone or with other anti-seizure medicines.

User feedback


Q. Is Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray safe?

Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray a controlled substance?

Yes, Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray is a controlled substance

Q. Is Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray a sedative?

Yes, Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray a sedative medication used before and during diagnostic or surgical procedures either in combination with or without local anesthesia

Q. Is Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray a benzodiazepine?

Yes, Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray belongs to benzodiazepine class of sedative medication

Q. Does Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray have analgesic properties?

No, Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray 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 0.5mg Nasal Spray cause retrograde amnesia?

Yes, Insed 0.5mg Nasal Spray causes retrograde amnesia (short term loss of memory)

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Samarth House, 168, Bangur Nagar, Off Link Road, Near Ayappa Temple & Kallol Kali Temple, Goregaon (W), Mumbai - 400 090.
Country of origin: India
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