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    Nitrazepam

    Information about Nitrazepam

    Nitrazepam uses

    Nitrazepam is used in the treatment of insomnia.

    How nitrazepam works

    Nitrazepam 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.

    Common side effects of nitrazepam

    Fatigue, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Unsteadiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Numbed emotions, Impaired concentration

    Available Medicine for Nitrazepam

    • ₹30 to ₹43
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹41 to ₹64
      Anglo-French Drugs & Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
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      Talent India
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      Icon Life Sciences
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    • ₹25 to ₹39
      Mova Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹20 to ₹38
      A N Pharmacia
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹17
      Tripada Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
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      Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
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      La Pharmaceuticals
      2 variant(s)
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      Baroda Pharma Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Nitrazepam

    • If you are taking Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam, 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 Nitrazepam is very high.

    Frequently asked questions for Nitrazepam

    Nitrazepam

    Q. Is Nitrazepam a benzodiazepine?
    Nitrazepam is a sedative-hypnotic drug which belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines.
    Q. What does Nitrazepam treat?
    Nitrazepam is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).
    Q. How does Nitrazepam works?
    Nitrazepam 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.
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    Q. Does Nitrazepam work?
    Nitrazepam works in patients with insomnia (inability to sleep) in a dose and for a duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Does Nitrazepam help with anxiety?
    Nitrazepam is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment of anxiety.
    Q. Is Nitrazepam a controlled drug?
    Nitrazepam is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug which is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
    Q. Is Nitrazepam stronger than alprazolam?
    Alprazolam is more potent when compared to Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam stronger than temazepam?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam stronger than diazepam?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam dangerous?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam stronger than zopiclone?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam a narcotic?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam with an amitriptyline?
    Co-administration of Nitrazepam with amitriptyline may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Consult your doctor before taking the two drugs together.
    Q. Can you take Nitrazepam with diazepam?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam with paracetamol?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam with mirtazapine?
    Co-administration of Nitrazepam with antidepressant drugs like mirtazapine may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Consult your doctor before taking the two drugs together.
    Q. Does Nitrazepam get you high?
    Nitrazepam 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 Nitrazepam cause weight gain?
    Nitrazepam is not reported to cause weight gain. However, if you experience any change in weight while using the drug, consult your doctor.
    Q. Does Nitrazepam help you sleep?
    Yes, Nitrazepam, when administered can produce sleep and is indicated for the treatment of insomnia (inability to sleep).
    Q. Does Nitrazepam cause constipation?
    Nitrazepam is not reported to cause constipation. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the Nitrazepam, please consult your doctor.
    Q. Does Nitrazepam cause memory loss?
    Nitrazepam 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)