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Nitroxazepine is used in the treatment of depression

How it works

Nitroxazepine increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Increased heart rate, Difficulty in urination, Constipation, Weight gain, Dry mouth, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

Available Medicine

  • ₹34 to ₹64
    Novartis India Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • It can take 4 to 6 weeks for Nitroxazepine to start working.
  • You should continue the treatment for at least 6 months after you feel better to stop depression from coming back.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Nitroxazepine, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Nitroxazepine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The addiction/dependence potential of Nitroxazepine is very less.
  • It may be extremely dangerous in overdose.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is nitroxazepine safe?
Nitroxazepine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Nitroxazepine the same as diazepam?
No. Nitroxazepine is primarily prescribed for depression, and bedwetting; while diazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms.

Content on this page was last updated on 19 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)