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It is used as a hypnotic in the short-term management of insomnia and is reported to act in 30 to 60 minutes to produce sleep lasting for 6 to 8 hours. Nitrazepam is used as a hypnotic in the short – term management of Insomnia. Nitrazepam has also been used in epilepsy, notably for infantile spasms. it also is indicated for the treatment of myoclonic seizures.


Hypersensitivity to Nitrazepam or any component of the formulation . (cross – sensitivity with other benzodiaepines may exist ) Narrow – angle glancoma . Chidren < 6 months of age ( oral ). Chidren < 30 days of age ( parenteral ). Porphyria.

Adverse reactions:

Drowsiness , sedation , muscle weakness , and ataxia are the most frequent adverse effects and less frequent effects include vertigo , headaehe , confusion ,depression , slurred speech or dysarthria , changes in libido , tremor , visual disturbances , urinary rentention or incontinence , gastrointestinal disturbance , changes in salvation and amnesia .


Other drugs that have CNS depressant properties , include Alcohol , antidepressants , antipsychotics , sedative antihistamines , Cimetidine or oral estrogen-containing contraceptives may inhibit the nitro-reduction of nitrazepam, resulting in delayed elimination and prolonged elimination half-life; serum concentrations may also be increased during long-term use.


If Nitrazepam is tobe combined with other psychotropic agents or anticonvulsants or CNS depressants. * After prolonged use , before discontinuing , gradual dosage reduction maybe necessary to avoid the possibility of withdrawal symptoms . *Because Nitrazepam may cause drowsy , dizzy and unsteady , driving and using machines or doing anything else that could be dangerous.



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