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PRAZEP 25MG/5MG TABLET

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Composition for PRAZEP

Diazepam(5 mg),Imipramine(25 mg)

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pregnancy interaction for PRAZEP

lactation interaction for PRAZEP

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Prazep 25mg/5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Prazep 25mg/5mg 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 PRAZEP

Diazepam(5 mg)

Uses

Diazepam is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and epilepsy.

How it works

Diazepam 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
Imipramine(25 mg)

Uses

Imipramine is used in the treatment of depression.

How it works

Imipramine works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Acne-like rash, Altered libido, Change in appetite, Change in body weight, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Excitement, Altered heart rate, Increased sweating, Muscle cramp, Slow speech, Walking difficulties, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Nightmare

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Expert advice for PRAZEP

  • 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 PRAZEP

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.

Imipramine

Q.Is imipramine a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ tricyclic antidepressant/benzodiazepine?
Imipramine belongs to a class of medication called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ benzodiazepine

Q.Is imipramine addictive?
No, imipramine is not addictive

Q.Is imipramine sedative?
It had sedative effect, due to its antihistaminergic effect

Q.Is imipramine good for anxiety?
Yes, imipramine may be used for the treatment of anxiety (panic disorder).

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Content on this page was last updated on 26 December, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)