Information about Flurazepam
Flurazepam is used in the treatment of insomnia.
How Flurazepam works
Flurazepam 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.
Common side effects of Flurazepam
Dizziness, Drowsiness, Impaired coordination, Lightheadedness
Expert advice for Flurazepam
- If you are taking Flurazepam for the treatment of insomnia, it should not be used for more than 4 weeks.
- Take it 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime and only when you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
- The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
- Never share your medication with any other person who also has a sleep problem.
- 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.
- If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
- Stop taking medication and inform your doctor If you experience sleep-driving or memory loss.
- Inform your doctor if you are suffering from depression, as this medicine may worsen the symptoms of depression.
- 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.