HOW DOES NITRAZEPAM 10MG WORK? WHAT WILL IT DO FOR ME?
Nitrazepam 10mg belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepines. It is used for short-term treatment of sleeping problems (insomnia), such as difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakenings during the night, and early-morning awakening. It is also used to manage myoclonic seizures.It works by slowing down the nerves in the brain (the central nervous system).
Nitrazepam (brand names Alodorm and Mogadon, among others) is a hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine class used for short-term relief from severe, disabling anxiety and insomnia. It also has sedative (calming) properties, as well as amnestic (inducing forgetfulness), anticonvulsant, and skeletal muscle relaxant effects
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Nitrazepam may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Nitrazepam may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Nitrazepam without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Nitrazepam to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Nitrazepam if their doctor has not prescribed it.
WHAT FORM(S) DOES THIS MEDICATION COME IN?
Each round, white, biplane, bevelled-edged tablet, engraved “APO” on one side, scored and engraved “NIT” over “5” on the other side, contains nitrazepam 5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Each round, white, biplane, bevelled-edged tablet, engraved “APO” on one side, scored and engraved “NIT” over “10” on the other side, contains nitrazepam 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
HOW SHOULD I USE THIS MEDICATION?
The recommended adult dose of nitrazepam when taken for insomnia is 5 mg to 10 mg taken at bedtime.
Seniors may be more likely to experience unwanted effects of this medication and should start with 2.5 mg taken at bedtime.
The lowest effective dose should be used. It is important that the dose be individualized to your specific needs to avoid excessive drowsiness during the day time or motor impairment.