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Flurazepam ( Dalmane ) is a sedative ( benzodiazepines. ) Used principally as a sleeping pill. It builds up in the body very fast and may remain in the body two to four days after taken.
Narcotics may increase the sedative effects of this drug. Do not take other sedative, benzodiazepines, or sleeping pills with this drug. The combinations could be fatal. Do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can lower blood pressure and decrease your breathing rate to the point of unconsciousness.
The habit-forming potential is high. It is possible to become dependent in only two to four weeks. Psychological and physical dependence is common. This drug should not be taken for more then four weeks ( Yudofsky, Hales and Ferguson . ) Do not stop taking this drug abruptly, this could cause psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. Some studies have found that taking some benzodiazepines may lead to birth defects.
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not give this drug to children. Only use drug in small doses if over sixty with strict monitoring.
Do not use If: You had negative reactions to other benzodiazepines, if you have a history of drug dependence, if you have kidney or liver disease. Do not take if you have a chronic breathing problem.
Common: Clumsiness / Sleepiness.
Rare: Abdominal cramps, blurred vision, dry mouth, racing heartbeat / palpitations, shaking / slurred speech, urination problems, convulsions, hallucinations, memory loss, trouble breathing, staggering / trembling, headache or confusion.
See physician always: Abdominal cramps, blurred vision, dry mouth, racing heartbeat / palpitations, shaking / slurred speech, urination problems, convulsions, hallucinations, memory loss, trouble breathing, staggering / trembling, headache or confusion.
See physician if severe: Clumsiness / Sleepiness.
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Convulsions, hallucinations, trouble breathing or staggering / trembling.
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