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Tofisopam

Information

Uses

Tofisopam is used in the treatment of anxiety

How it works

Tofisopam 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

Nausea, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Epigastric pain, Dizziness, Skin rash, Hyperactivity

Available Medicine

  • ₹115 to ₹210
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹120 to ₹217
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Tofisopam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Tofisopam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Tofisopam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Tofisopam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Tofisopam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 


Content on this page was last updated on 24 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)