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Tofizopam

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Uses

Tofizopam is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) and short term anxiety

How it works

Tofizopam induce sleep and control seizures or fits 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

Impaired concentration, Dizziness, Change in body weight, Blurred vision, Hiccup, Epigastric pain, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Altered behaviour, Increase in temperature, Nausea, Dry mouth, Muscle coordination impaired, Irritability, Slurred speech, Loss of appetite, Memory impairement, Altered sexual function, Fatigue, Jaundice, Muscle weakness, Hyperactivity, Double vision, Altered libido, Itching, Irregular menstrual cycle, Speech disorder, Sedation, Confusion, Aggressiveness, Urinary retention, Drowsiness, Drooling, Constipation, Unsteadiness, Change in appetite, Seizure

Available Medicine

  • ₹115 to ₹210
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹120 to ₹197
    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.
     
  • Tofizopam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Tofizopam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Tofizopam 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 Tofizopam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Tofizopam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 


Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)