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Nitavan 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Nitavan Tablet

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

Nitavan Tablet side effects

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

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

How Nitavan Tablet works

Nitavan 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.

Nitavan Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nitavan 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nitavan 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
Nitavan 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.
Nitavan 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
Nitavan 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nitavan 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nitavan 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nitavan 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nitavan 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Nitavan Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Nitavan 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 Nitavan 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 Nitavan 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 Nitavan 5 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Questions Related to Nitavan

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Stress and insomnia problem please medicine prescribe
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Follow Dos and Avoid DONOTSDo's Maintain regular hours of bedtime and arising If hungry have a light snack before bedtime Regular exercise schedule Take an hour to wind down before going to bed If worried about something, write it down and deal with it in morning Keep the bedroom cool Keep the bedroom dark Keep the bedroom quietDONTS take nap Watch the clock so u know how bad ur insomnia is Exercise right before going to bed Watch TV in bed when u can't sleep Eat a heavy meal before bedtime Drink coffee in evening Use alcohol to help going to sleep Smoking Read in bed when u can't sleep Exercise in bed Talk on phone in bed"
I am feeling higher stress, phobia, severe anxiety, insomnia etc
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Other somatic symptoms can also be seen like feeling of obstruction in throat or thrust tightness, stomach ache, nausea, recurrent vomiting, increased body temperature, feeling of electrical sensations or ants on skin ( paresthesia) etc. The interest in routine activities like eating, socialising with friends and family and sex goes down. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. Is Nitavan a benzodiazepine?

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

Q. What does Nitavan treat?

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

Q. How does Nitavan works?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan work?

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

Q. Does Nitavan help with anxiety?

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

Q. Is Nitavan a controlled drug?

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

Q. Is Nitavan stronger than alprazolam?

Alprazolam is more potent when compared to Nitavan 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 Nitavan stronger than temazepam?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan stronger than diazepam?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan dangerous?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan stronger than zopiclone?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan a narcotic?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan with an amitriptyline?

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

Q. Can you take Nitavan with diazepam?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan with paracetamol?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan with mirtazapine?

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

Q. Does Nitavan get you high?

Nitavan 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 Nitavan cause weight gain?

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

Q. Does Nitavan help you sleep?

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

Q. Does Nitavan cause constipation?

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

Q. Does Nitavan cause memory loss?

Nitavan 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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