Bromazepam is classified as a member of the class called as benzodiazepines. This medicine helps in relieving anxiety for a short-term.
This medicine comes in various forms. Consult with your doctor before starting the medication on Bromazepam (Lexotonil).
Never give this medicine to someone who suffer the same symptoms without consulting with the doctor.
Usually, 3mg to 6mg at bedtime, with additional 1.5mg to 3mg during the next day if needed. Malnourished patients, patients with compromised cardiovascular, liver or renal function, and elderly patients should receive lower doses. In hospitalized patients with severe agitation and/or anxiety, daily doses of up to 24mg have been given and tolerated for a limited period of time. A 3mg dose of bromazepam is equivalent to a 5mg dose of diazepam.
The most common side effects associated with benzodiazepines are:
- weakness, and
Other side effects include:
- a feeling of depression,
- loss of orientation,
- sleep disturbance,
- excitement, and
- memory impairment.
Symptoms: Drowsiness, confusion, lethargy, ataxia, dysarthria, nystagmus, areflexia, apnoea, hypotension, hypotonia, cardiorespiratory depression, and coma. Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment. Monitor vital signs. May administer activated charcoal within 1-2 hours of ingestion, provided that the airway is protected. May administer flumazenil cautiously for severe CNS depression.
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What are the dangers of Bromazepam
Two serious concerns of benzodiazepine therapy are
- the potential for abuse (overdose) and
- the development of physical dependence (addiction).
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