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Lorsco 2mg Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Product introduction

Lorsco 2mg Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat status epilepticus. A medical emergency when a prolonged seizure occurs or continuous seizure occurs within a span of five minutes, even before the person recovers from the previous one.

Lorsco 2mg Injection may also be used to induce anesthesia before an investigation or a surgical procedure. It relieves anxiety and muscle tension, thus making the person comfortable before the operation or investigation procedure. This medicine is given as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Lorsco 2mg Injection may be given into your vein (intravenously) or into one of your muscles (intramuscularly). The recommended dose depends on your age, weight and why it is being used for you. It is usually used for a short-term only owing to its high habit-forming potential.

Side effects of this medicine include drowsiness, sedation, tiredness, confusion, depression, muscle weakness. 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. It is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Uses of Lorsco Injection

Benefits of Lorsco Injection

In Treatment of Status epilepticus

Status epilepticus is when a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures. It is a medical emergency and needs immediate medical attention. Lorsco 2mg Injection slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.

In Treatment of Short term anxiety

Lorsco 2mg Injection reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that may arise in stressful conditions such as an exam or job interview. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. This will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

In Treatment of Anxiety disorder

Lorsco 2mg Injection helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called GABA in your brain. This prevents abnormal symptoms of anxiety such as restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Exercise and a healthy diet can also improve your mood. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

Side effects of Lorsco Injection

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 Lorsco

  • Dizziness
  • Sedation
  • Injection site pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Lorsco Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Lorsco Injection works

Lorsco 2mg Injection 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
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lorsco 2mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lorsco 2mg Injection 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lorsco 2mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Lorsco 2mg Injection should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Lorsco 2mg Injection should be gradual.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lorsco 2mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lorsco 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lorsco 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lorsco 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lorsco 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lorsco 2mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lorsco Injection?

If you miss a dose of Lorsco 2mg Injection, 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.\n

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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
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Benzodiazepines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Lorsco with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Lorsco 2mg Injection an opioid? Is it a habit-forming medicine?

No, Lorsco 2mg Injection is not an opioid. It belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines and is used for short-term treatment (2-4 weeks) only. It is a habit-forming medicine and can make a person physically and psychologically dependent.

Q. For how long will Lorsco 2mg Injection stay in my system?

Lorsco 2mg Injection may take around 3 days to get completely removed from the system.

Q. Are there any symptoms that I would experience if I get addicted to Lorsco 2mg Injection?

The most important symptom of addiction is that you may feel unpleasant if you do not take Lorsco 2mg Injection. Another symptom could be that you may increase the dose on your own to feel its effect.

Q. If I suddenly stop taking Lorsco 2mg Injection, will it affect me adversely?

You should reduce the dose of Lorsco 2mg Injection gradually before completely stopping it. Suddenly stopping it may lead to withdrawal symptoms which include loss of the sense of reality, feeling detached from life, and unable to feel emotion. Some patients have also experienced numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, tinnitus (ringing sounds in the ears), uncontrolled or overactive movements, twitching, shaking, feeling sick, being sick, stomach upsets or stomach pain, loss of appetite, agitation and abnormally fast heart beats. It can also cause panic attacks, dizziness or feeling faint, memory loss, hallucinations, feeling stiff and unable to move easily, feeling very warm, convulsions (sudden uncontrolled shaking or jerking of the body) and oversensitivity to light, sound and touch.

Q. Does Lorsco 2mg Injection cause weight gain?

The effect of Lorsco 2mg Injection on weight gain or loss is not known.

Q. Does Lorsco 2mg Injection cause depression?

If you have a history of depression then it may increase the risk of developing depression again. Lorsco 2mg Injection should not be used alone in depressed patients because it may cause suicidal tendencies in such patients.

Q. My old uncle is taking Lorsco 2mg Injection for sleeplessness associated with anxiety. Can it affect his memory?

Though it is rare, but use of Lorsco 2mg Injection can cause memory impairment, which may be more apparent in old age patients.

Q. Are there any harmful effects of taking more than the recommended doses of Lorsco 2mg Injection?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Lorsco 2mg Injection may cause loss of muscle control, low blood pressure, mental confusion, slow breathing and even coma. If you have taken higher than the recommended dose of Lorsco 2mg Injection, seek immediate medical help immediately.

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Country of origin: India

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