14 Nitrazepam Tablets

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COMING SOON Nitrazepam tablets may be used for the short term treatment of sleeplessness.

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14 Nitrazepam tablets

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Nitrazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. Nitrazepam tablets may be used for the short term treatment of sleeplessness, which is severe, disabling or distressing, and when sleepiness during the day is acceptable.

Nitrazepam 5 mg Tablets

Index

1 What Nitrazepam tablets are and what they are used for
2 Before you take
3 How to take
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store
6 Further information

1 What Nitrazepam tablets are and what they are used for

Nitrazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines.

Nitrazepam tablets may be used for the short term treatment of sleeplessness, which is severe, disabling or distressing, and when sleepiness during the day is acceptable.

2 Before you take

Do not take Nitrazepam tablets and tell your doctor if you

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to Nitrazepam or to other benzodiazepine medicines or to any of the other ingredients in your tablets (see section 6)
  • are breathless or have difficulty breathing
  • have a phobia (a fear of a particular object or situation), obsession or other mental illness
  • have myasthenia gravis (a condition which causes muscles to weaken and tire easily)
  • suffer from sleep apnoea ( a condition where you stop breathing whilst asleep)
  • have severe liver disorders
  • have porphyria (an inherited condition causing skin blisters, abdominal pain and brain or nervous system disorders).

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Nitrazepam tablets if you have

  • depression (with or without anxiety)
  • a history of alcoholism or drug abuse
  • problems with your heart and lungs, kidney or liver
  • someone close to you who has recently died
  • low blood levels of a protein called albumin
  • a personality disorder
  • a poor blood supply to the brain (arteriosclerosis).
  • the patient is a child
  • are elderly
  • epilepsy
  • an illness/disorder which affects your mental state

Other considerations

  • Dependence - when taking this medicine there is a risk of dependence, which increases with the dose and duration of treatment and also in patients with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse.
  • Tolerance – if after a few weeks you notice that the tablets are not working as well as they did when first starting treatment, you should speak to your doctor.
  • Withdrawal – treatment should be gradually withdrawn. Withdrawal symptoms occur with Nitrazepam tablets even when normal doses are given for short periods of time. See Section 3, ‘If you stop taking Nitrazepam tablets.’

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Especially:

  • antidepressants, antipsychotics (to treat mental problems), antihistamines (to treat allergies), anaesthetics, lofexidine (to help relieve symptoms when you stop taking opioids), nabilone (to treat nausea and vomiting), hypnotics (to help you sleep), alpha blockers or moxonidine (to lower high blood pressure), muscle relaxants (eg baclofen, tizanidine) or probenecid (used to treat gout). Taking these medicines with Nitrazepam could make you very sleepy.
  • some strong pain killers may give you a heightened sense of well being when taken with Nitrazepam, which can increase your desire to continue taking these medicines (dependency) or can make you very sleepy.
  • caffeine and theophylline may reduce the sedative effects of Nitrazepam.
  • medicines for epilepsy eg hydantoins, in particular phenytoin, or barbiturates (Nitrazepam can affect the blood levels of these medicines).
  • cimetidine (for ulcers), oestrogen-containing contraceptives, disulfiram (to treat alcohol addiction), ritonavir (antiviral) or isoniazid (to treat tuberculosis) as these can cause Nitrazepam to be removed from the body more slowly than usual.
  • rifampicin (an antibiotic) as this can cause Nitrazepam to be removed from the body more quickly than usual.
  • levodopa (to treat Parkinson’s Disease) as Nitrazepam may cause levodopa to not work so well.

Taking Nitrazepam tablets with food and drink

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Nitrazepam tablets.

Alcohol may increase the sedative effects of Nitrazepam tablets and make you very sleepy.

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