Starlium 10mg Injection

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Starlium 10mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety, Epilepsy, Muscle spasms
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
NOT FOR SALE
We do not sell this product at present

Medicine Overview of Starlium Injection

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Uses of Starlium Injection

Starlium 10mg Injection is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, epilepsy, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal.
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Side effects of Starlium Injection

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Sleepiness, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Headache, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Depression, Irritability, Slurred speech, Constipation.

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How to use Starlium Injection

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

How Starlium Injection works

Starlium 10mg injection is a benzodiazepine. 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.

In Depth Information on Starlium Injection

Expert advice for Starlium Injection

  • If you are taking Starlium 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 Starlium, 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 Starlium is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Starlium 10mg Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Starlium 10mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Starlium 10mg Injection 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Starlium 10mg Injection is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.

Starlium 10mg Injection should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Starlium 10mg Injection should be gradual.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Starlium 10mg Injection can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Starlium 10mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Starlium 10mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Starliu
m 10mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Encorate Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Diazepam, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Starlium 10mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Diazepam

Starlium 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
Starlium is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Starlium 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
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Starlium 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
Starlium is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Starlium. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Yes, Starlium can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Starlium 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'. Starlium 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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