Tofisopam

Description

Tofisopam is used for the treatment of anxiety and depression. It may also be used for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. 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.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Tofisopam

  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Skin Rash
  • Sleeplessness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness

Uses of Tofisopam

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to the tofisopam, other benzodiazepines, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
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. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Respiratory disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with respiratory disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of lung function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with glaucoma, a condition characterized by increased intraocular (eye) pressure that may lead to eventual vision loss, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or Operating Machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like 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 below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed 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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Alprazolam

Amphetamine

Carbamazepine

Betamethasone

Entacapone

Atomoxetine

Zopiclone

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. Close monitoring of the patient for any changes in behavior or mood is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by relieving the symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Benzodiazepine derivatives

Schedule

Schedule H

Tofisopam - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB08811

[Internet]. Alfacure.com. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

http://www.alfacure.com/PDF/No_Deprine_E.pdf

Tofisopam [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/tofisopam

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Jan 2019

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