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Zomnia 0.5 mg Tablet

Manufactured byMolekule (India) Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsFlurazepam
Description

Zomnia 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia, a condition characterized by difficulty falling and staying asleep. 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, tremors, restlessness, confusion, mood changes, nervousness, and anxiety.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zomnia 0.5 mg Tablet

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Sweating
  • Loss of consciousness

Uses of Zomnia 0.5 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 15 to 45 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 7-10 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 in patients with a known allergy to flurazepam or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Severe respiratory depression

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe respiratory depression due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Psychotic reactions

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of psychological disorders 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

Concomitant use of opioids

This medicine should be used with extreme caution due to the increased risk of side effects such as profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. This risk is especially higher if this medicine is used along with opioids. Close monitoring of the patient for any severe side effects is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

CNS depression

This medicine should be used with extreme caution due to the increased risk of central nervous system depression. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any unusual symptoms. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Withdrawal Syndrome

This medicine may cause withdrawal syndrome after discontinuation of therapy. This risk is especially higher if the treatment is discontinued abruptly. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any unusual symptoms such as extreme anxiety, irritability, muscle pain, confusion, restlessness, etc. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Drug dependency

This medicine has the potential to cause drug dependence and abuse. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood and behavior during treatment with this medicine.

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.

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

Amitriptyline

Clozapine

Captopril

Alprazolam

Pentazocine

Disease interactions

Closed-Angle Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of acute angle-closure glaucoma or untreated open-angle glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Respiratory Depression

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of respiratory depression due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of seizures disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney Disease

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 tests 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.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests 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.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent the formation of kidney stones. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. 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

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by decreasing the excitability of brain cells and induces sleep.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Benzodiazepines

Schedule

Schedule H

Flurazepam [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 3 June 2020]. Available from:

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

Flurazepam - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 3 June 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00690

Flurazepam: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 3 June 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682051.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jun 2020

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