Indication and Side Effects of Bromazepam 1.5mg/3mg/6mg

Bromazepam is an anti-anxiety and anti-depression medicine. It is a medicine, which is not being sold without any doctor’s prescription. In America and Canada, it has been added to schedule 4 drugs. Brand names of Bromazepam include Lexotanil, Sambro, Relaxin, Lexotan, Moodi, and Brolite, etc.

Indications

Emotional Disturbances: Bromazepam is used to treat emotional disturbances like agitation, anxiety states, insomnia, and anxiety.

Disturbances in cardiovascular and respiratory systems: Apart from tension and anxiety it can also be used to treat precordial anxiety, emetogenic hypertension, and dyspnea. In the gastrointestinal system patients can feel irritable bowel syndrome, spasm, bloating and sometimes diarrhea may occur.

Psychosomatic Disorders: It includes psychogenic headache and dermatosis, asthma, duodenal ulcer, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.

Genitourinary System: Such as irritable bladder and frequency

This benzodiazepine medicine composition contains 3mg and 6mg respectively. Before using Bromazepam, you should aware of its side effects, such as drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, and headache.  Secondly, you should be aware of its precautions. If you have any history of kidney or liver disease or using alcohol or you are pregnant you should not use Bromazepam, because it will affect your health.

According to my experience, you should take Bromazepam in depression and anxiety, because it relaxes you. Normally, people have a different perspective or take it negatively if someone is taking Bromazepam but not. We prescribe this medicine to control their nerves. Therefore this medicine is not as too bad as people think. Taking more than 6mg within 24 hours is bad.

Dosage and Administration

The standard dosage should be started from 1.5-3mg up to two times daily. While in severe hospital cases, the recommended dosage should be 6-12mg two or three times a daily. While treating patients with Bromazepam, the dosage should be individually determined. Out-patients dosage should begin with a low dose and can be increased to the optimum level in severe cases. The overall treatment should not be exceeding than 8-12 weeks.

In special dosage instruction for children the recommended dosage should be adjusted to their low body weight (about 0.1-0.3mg/kg body weight). In most cases, Bromazepam is not indicated in children, but if the physician feels Bromazepam is appropriate, it can be given to children.

Overdosage:  In acute overdose, it can cause central nervous system depression, drowsiness and sometimes it can lead to coma. In that case, vomiting should be induced within 30 minutes. Secondly, charcoal should be given to reduce absorption. Thirdly, Flumazenil is also useful as an antagonist. Do not give Flumazenil to patients with epilepsy.

Side Effects of Bromazepam

Some common and uncommon side effects of Bromezapam include fatigue, muscle weakness, confusion, drowsiness, headache, double vision, gastrointestinal disturbances, restlessness, change in libido, nightmare, rages, and hallucinations, etc. 

Contraindications

Bromazepam is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines. Secondly, it is also contraindicated in patients with severe respiratory insufficiency and hepatic insufficiency.

Precautions

Dependence: The use of Bomazepam leads to the development of physical and psychological dependence. The risk of dependence increases with high doses and duration of treatment.

Withdrawal: In long-term treatment, the physical dependency has developed, therefore the patient needs to withdraw Bromazepam gradually. This may cause headaches, extreme anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations.

It causes Amnesia: It induces anterograde Amnesia. It may occur due to high therapeutic dosages. Therefore do not treat your patient with 6mg.

Pregnancy and Lactation

The safety of Bromazepam in pregnancy and lactation has not been established. Secondly, Bromazepam passes into breast milk, therefore the nursing mother should not take Bromazepam while feeding.