Bromazepam helps relieve anxiety.
Take Bromazepam exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Do not take Bromazepam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor. See your doctor if Bromazepam does not seem to help you.
If you are taking Bromazepam over a certain period of time, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may worsen your condition. Your doctor may want to reduce the dose of Bromazepam gradually before stopping it completely. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
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.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- severe liver disease
- severe lung disease
- glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
- myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder)
- sleep apnoea (a sleep disorder wherein the person's breathing is interrupted during sleep)
as Bromazepam may not be suitable for you.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- other mood disorders e.g. depression, suicidal thoughts
- history of drug abuse or alcoholism
- kidney disease
- epilepsy (fits or seizures)
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Bromazepam may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activities in which you need to be alert or need to see clearly.
Other side effects include any of the following: confusion, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, nausea, rashes and unsteady movements.
Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
- unusual changes in mood or behaviour (being too depressed, agitated, or having compulsive and impulsive behaviour)
- difficulty remembering
- hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not existent)
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other sleeping pills
- antibiotics e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin
- medicines to treat fungal infections e.g. itraconazole, ketoconazole
- medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital
- medicines for high blood pressure e.g. propanolol
- medicines for HIV infection e.g. lamivudine, didanosine
- gastric medicines e.g. cimetidine
- medicines for asthma e.g. theophylline
- disulfiram (medicine to treat alcoholism)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Bromazepam.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.