Bromazepam Lexaurin 3 Mg
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Bromazepam belongs to the class of mediations known as benzodiazepines. It is used for the short-term relief of symptoms of excessive anxiety. It works to reduce anxiety by affecting certain substances in the brain called neurotransmitters.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. Bromazepam Lexaurin 3 Mg
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 this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each round, flat, bevelled edged, scored pink tablet, marked “PRO” over “B-3” on one side and plain on the other side contains bromazepam 3 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, microcrystalline cellulose, D & C Red No. 30, D & C Red No. 7, lactose and magnesium stearate.
Each round tablet, flat, bevelled edged, scored green scored tablet, marked “PRO” over “B-6” on one side and plain on the other side, contains bromazepam 6 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, D&C Yellow No. 10, ferric-ferrous oxide, FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended starting dose of bromazepam for adults ranges from 6 mg to 18 mg daily, in divided doses. Your doctor may have you gradually increase the dose, based on how well it works and the side effects you experience. Generally, the maximum adult dose of bromazepam is 30 mg daily in divided doses. To avoid excessive sedation or motor impairment, it is important that the dose be adjusted to a person’s specific needs. In general, seniors are more sensitive to benzodiazepines and usually require lower doses.
The length of treatment should not exceed one week unless, after that period of time, your doctor recommends otherwise. Bromazepam is normally used for a short period of time or as an “as required” medication. It may be habit-forming when taken for long periods of time. If you have been taking this medication regularly for a long time (i.e., longer than a month), do not stop taking bromazepam without first speaking to your doctor. When stopping this medication, the dose should be reduced gradually to avoid withdrawal effects.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store at room temperature in a dry place and keep it out of reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take bromazepam if you:
- are allergic to bromazepam or any ingredients of the medication
- are allergic to any other benzodiazepines
- have myasthenia gravis
- have narrow angle glaucoma
- have severe breathing difficulties
- have severe liver disease
- have sleep apnea
What side effects are possible with this medication?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
- clumsiness or unsteadiness
- delayed reactions
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- slurred speech
Although most of these side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- behaviour changes (e.g., aggressiveness, agitation, unusual excitement, nervousness, or irritability)
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that aren’t there)
- memory loss of recent events
- nightmares or trouble sleeping
- signs of depression (e.g., poor concentration, changes in weight, changes in sleep, decreased interest in activities, thoughts of suicide)
- urinary problems (leakage, increased urgency to urinate)
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
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