FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule)


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Flurazepam (Dalmane)


I heard of a risk of loss of memory associated with the use of Flurazepam (Dalmane) by persons 55 years of age or older.  Is there anything to this?  I use this drug very infrequently - maybe once every 6 weeks.  Thank you.
by Bruce Johnson in Simi Valley, CA, 11/22/2006

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Drug and Prescription Information

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule)

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Medication Classification

FLURAZEPAM (By mouth)

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Brandname

Dalmane

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) is used for the Treatment

Flurazepam (flure-AZ-e-pam) Treats insomnia (difficulty sleeping). Belongs to the group of drugs called benzodiazepines.

When To Not Use FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to flurazepam or other medicines that are like flurazepam (such as Valium®, Halcion®, or Restoril®).

How Should You Use FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule)

Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often to use it. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to..
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Flurazepam should be used only when you cannot sleep. You should not need a regular dosage schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time. Give the drug enough time to work.

Proper FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Storage

Store FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while using this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before using other medicines that could make you sleepy, such as pain medicine, tranquilizers, or cold or allergy medicine.

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have glaucoma, liver disease, kidney disease, or lung disease.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions. If you continue to have problems sleeping, check with your doctor.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. You may need to use smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.
  • Older adults and children may be more sensitive to side effects.

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Depression or severe confusion
  • Severe drowsiness and weakness
  • Unsteadiness (having a hard time standing up)
  • Slow heart beat
  • Trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness, or trouble concentrating
  • Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation
  • Blurred vision or headache
  • Feeling "hungover" the next morning after bedtime use

FLURAZEPAM (Oral) (Capsule) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

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