|Why do I need this medicine?||Bromazepam helps to relieve anxiety, especially if it is accompanied by problems sleeping (a condition also known as insomnia).|
|How do I take this medicine?||Take Bromazepam exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Do not take Bromazepam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor. It is not advisable to take Bromazepam long-term. See your doctor if Bromazepam does not seem to help you.
If you are taking Bromazepam as a sleeping pill, you should take it only when you have problems sleeping and when you are able to sleep for 7-8 hours without being interrupted. Take it just before you go to bed.
If you have been taking Bromazepam over a certain period of time, do not stop taking Bromazepam suddenly as this may cause withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, cramps, vomiting, sweating and tremors. Your doctor will reduce the dose of Bromazepam gradually before stopping it completely. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
You may take Bromazepam with or without food.
|What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?||Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
However, if you are taking Bromazepam as a sleeping pill, you may not need to take it everyday. Take it only when you need it.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
|When should I not use this medicine?||Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Bromazepam. Do not take Bromazepam if you are pregnant .
It is important that you do not get pregnant while being treated with Bromazepam. Use appropriate birth control.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Bromazepam.
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to sleeping pills such as diazepam, midazolam, lorazepam and others.
Alert your doctor if you have liver disease or an eye disease known as glaucoma.
Alert your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis, porphyria, depression or a history of depression, any mood or psychiatric problems, or if you are at risk of falls.
Do not give Bromazepam to children, unless specifically instructed by the child's doctor.
|What should I take note of while taking this medicine?||Alert your doctor if you have epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures), kidney disease, lung disease or breathing problems.
Alert your doctor if you are an alcoholic or if you have a history of drug abuse.
Bromazepam is usually used for a short period of time only. Do not take Bromazepam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor. If you are taking Bromazepam as a sleeping pill, take it only when you need to. Try not to make a habit of relying on Bromazepam to help you sleep.
|What side effects could I experience?||Bromazepam may cause drowsiness, dizziness and blurred vision. It can also make you less alert. These effects may remain even the day after you have taken Bromazepam. Do not drive or take part in any activities in which you need to be alert.
Bromazepam may also cause confusion, headache, some memory loss, nausea and unsteady movements.
Bromazepam may cause aggressiveness, restlessness, irritability, hallucinations, nightmares and unusual behaviour in some people. Alert your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
|Can I take this with other medicines?||Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other sleeping pills
- any medicines that may cause drowsiness, such as opioid (morphine-like) pain-killers, antihistamines and medicines for mood and personality disorders
- antidepressants such as nefazodone
- antibiotics such as rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, doxycycline, isoniazid
- antifungal medicines
- epilepsy (fits or seizure) medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone
- heart or blood pressure medicines such as verapamil, quinidine, nicardipine
- AIDS (HIV) medicines
- birth control pills
- gastric medicines such as cimetidine
- asthma medicines such as theophylline
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
|What special dietary instructions should I follow?||Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.|
|How should I store this medicine?||Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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