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    Information about Nitroxazepine

    Nitroxazepine uses

    Nitroxazepine is used in the treatment of depression. It is used in patients intolerant of or unresponsive to alternative treatment options for depression.

    How nitroxazepine works

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

    Common side effects of nitroxazepine

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

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    Expert advice for Nitroxazepine

    • The main dose should be taken at night as this drug may produce drowsiness or sleepiness.
    • 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. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
    • Avoid driving or operating machinery as it may decrease alertness.
    • 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 for Nitroxazepine


    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 21 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)