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Generic: flurazepam
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It is used to treat insomnia
               



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What is this medicine?

FLURAZEPAM (flure AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat insomnia. This medicine helps you to fall asleep and sleep through the night.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem
  • bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease
  • myasthenia gravis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • porphyria
  • seizures or a history of seizures
  • suicidal thoughts
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to flurazepam, other benzodiazepines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. It is only for use at bedtime. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 15 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • itraconazole

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures, like phenobarbital
  • herbal or dietary supplements, like kava kava, melatonin, or valerian
  • medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, like alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam or triazolam
  • medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances
  • phenytoin
  • prescription pain medicines

               
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