What Lexotan is used for?
LEXOTAN contains the active ingredient bromazepam. LEXOTAN belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. They are thought to work by their action on brain chemicals. LEXOTAN is used for anxiety, tension or agitation. Anxiety or tension associated with the normal stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with medicines. Your doctor, however, may have prescribed LEXOTAN for another purpose. Ask your doctor if you have any questions why LEXOTAN has been prescribed for you. In general, benzodiazepines such as LEXOTAN should be taken for short periods only (for example 2 - 4 weeks). Continuous long-term use is not recommended unless advised by your doctor. This medicine may be addictive. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
What is Lexotan?
It is a drug that has anxiolytic properties. Lexotan has a calming effect on the nervous system when taken in modest dosages. Also, it has sedative and muscle relaxing qualities when taken in large amounts.
How often can you take Lexotan: dosage and administration
Doses of Bromazepam Lexotan should be taken on an empty stomach since the impact of food on absorption is uncertain. There is a maximum daily intake of 60mg. 3 mg twice or three times a day is the typical daily dosage for ambulatory people. When the total amount is minimal (e.g. 3 or 6 mg), it is generally preferable to administer the whole dose in the evening rather than split it up into smaller doses during the day.
Lexotan 6 mg is prescribed twice or thrice a day for the most severe patients in the hospital. The dose should be tailored to the patient's specific needs, not based on these guidelines. There should be a steady increase in dosages for outpatient treatment. Gradual cessation of therapy is recommended. Treatment should last as little time as feasible.
The patient should be re-evaluated frequently to determine whether or not further therapy is necessary. There should be no more than a two- to four-week course of therapy, followed by six to eight weeks of gradual weaning down.
Lexotan 3mg and lexotan in any other dosages are not recommended for individuals who have:
• a history of benzodiazepine hypersensitivity;
• severe respiratory insufficiency, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with incipient emphysema;
• respiratory distress;
• severe hepatic insufficiency, which may lead to encephalopathy;
• sleep apnea syndrome;
• myasthenia gravis.
What are the side effects of Lexotan?
The majority of adverse reactions associated with Lexotan have been associated with the central nervous system. Drunkenness, ataxia, dizziness, behavioral problems, modest increases in bilirubin, speech difficulties, sleep disturbances, disorientation, headache, depression, and nausea are all covered.
It is important to keep an eye on patients at the beginning of therapy to ensure that the dosage and/or frequency of administration is minimized and that bromazepam does not build up in the body. Even if you take Lexotan 3mg for sleep, you have to consult with your doctor.
Alcohol and other CNS depressants should be avoided when taking LEXOTAN since the patient's tolerance for these substances will be reduced. Concomitant usage of LEXOTAN may result in severe drowsiness, clinically meaningful respiratory and cardiovascular depression, and/or other adverse effects.
Benzodiazepines should only be administered under medical supervision to patients who have a history of alcohol or substance abuse or dependency.