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Nitavan 10 MG Tablet

Manufactured byStadmed Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsNitrazepam
Description

Nitavan 10 MG Tablet is a hypnotic and sedative which is used in severe sleep disorder. This medicine may increase the risk of habit-forming tendency if taken for a long duration or at larger doses. Do not stop abruptly taking this medicine as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like convulsions, behavioural disorder, tremor, and anxiety, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nitavan 10 MG Tablet

  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Uncontrolled body movements
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Skin rash
  • Visual disturbances
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Nausea
  • Decreased in frequency of urination

Uses of Nitavan 10 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Insomnia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Habit-forming tendencies were reported in some cases especially if the usage is for an extended period of time. A gradual withdrawal of the drug i.e. decrease in dosing over a period of time is suggested in such cases.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to nitrazepam or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Sever liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.
General warnings

Withdrawal symptoms

Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Suicidal thoughts

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Report any such incidence to the doctor so that counseling and monitoring of progress can be performed at regular intervals. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Drug dependence

This medicine has the potential to develop psychological dependence, especially after prolonged use and/or in large doses. Patients who have a history of alcohol or substance abuse should be closely monitored when treated with this medicine. In case of a suspected dependency after prolonged use, withdrawal of treatment with this medicine should be undertaken by gradually reducing the dose. If withdrawal symptoms develop, temporary reinstitution of this medicine may be necessary.

Driving or Operating machinery

The use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
Interaction with Medicine

Opoids

Antihypertensives

Cetirizine

Carbamazepine

Disease interactions

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to an increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Closed-Angle Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution if you have glaucoma. Use of this medicine can worsen the symptoms of closed-angle glaucoma. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who are suffering from seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by acting on receptors in the brain and releases chemicals which causes sleep.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Benzodiazepines

Schedule

Schedule H1

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