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MICRODEP 2MG TABLET

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Composition for MICRODEP

Diazepam(2 mg)

food interaction for MICRODEP

alcohol interaction for MICRODEP

pregnancy interaction for MICRODEP

lactation interaction for MICRODEP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Microdep 2mg tablet at a fixed time.
Microdep 2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Microdep 2mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MICRODEP

Diazepam(2 mg)

Uses

Microdep 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and epilepsy.

How it works

Microdep 2mg tablet induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Altered libido, Blurred vision, Change in appetite, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Epileptic convulsion, Fatigue, Restlessness, Weakness

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Expert advice for MICRODEP

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Diazepam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Diazepam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Diazepam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Diazepam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Diazepam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions for MICRODEP

Diazepam

Q.Is diazepam an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Diazepam belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain

Q.Is diazepam a sleeping pill?
Diazepam is used as sedative drug which induces sleep

Q.Is diazepam a narcotic/controlled drug?
Diazepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor

Q.How long can I take diazepam for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor

Q.Can I take diazepam for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Diazepam is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover

Q.Does diazepam help with opioid withdrawal?
Diazepam is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs

Q.Does diazepam cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of diazepam. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood

Q.Does diazepam show on blood test?
Yes, diazepam can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses

Q.Does diazepam make you high?
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high'. Diazepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)