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Aluctin30mg

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Ambee Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Flurazepam
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
Aluctin may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
PregnancyPregnancy
UNSAFE
Aluctin is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effe... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aluctin is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Aluctin may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. As Aluctin may cause side effects such as reduced alertness, confusion, tiredne... View More
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aluctin is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Aluctin is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have any under... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Aluctin should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aluctin may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Aluctin... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Aluctin belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat insomnia. It relaxes the brain and helps t... View More

Uses of Aluctin

  • Insomnia

Side effects of Aluctin

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Aluctin

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aluctin may be taken with ... View More

How Aluctin works

Aluctin is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of th... View More

What if you forget to take Aluctin?

If you miss a dose of Aluctin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • If you are taking Aluctin for the treatment of insomnia, it should not be used for more than 4 weeks.
  • Take it 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime and only when you have time to sleep for at least 7 hours.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • Never share your medication with any other person who also has a sleep problem.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Stop taking medication and inform your doctor If you experience sleep-driving or memory loss.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from depression, as this medicine may worsen the symptoms of depression.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremo... View More
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Insomnia

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Short-term management of insomnia Adult: 15-30 mg at night. Elderly: Max: 15 mg at night.

Child Dose

Oral Short-term management of insomnia Child: >15 yr 15 mg at night. Elderly: Max: 15 mg at night.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity; porphyria. Pregnancy (3rd trimester); neonates.

Mode of Action

Flurazepam is a long-acting benzodiazepine which binds to stereospecific benzodiazepine receptors on the postsynaptic GABA neuron w/in the CNS, includin... View More

Precaution

Chronic pulmonary insufficiency; elderly or debilitated patients; muscle weakness, impaired liver or kidney function; drowsiness may affect skilled task... View More

Side Effect

Common Ataxia,Dizziness,Drowsiness,Lethargy,Light-headedness Less Common Chest pain, palpitations,Headache, irritability, nervousness, weakness,GI ... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy Category: X Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown; not recommended Minor tranquilizers should be avoided in 1st trimester of pregnancy du... View More

Interaction

May enhance CNS depressant effect w/ antidepressants, antipsychotics, general anaesth, hypnotics or sedatives, opioid analgesics. Flurazepam clearance m... View More

descriptionDisclaimer

The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More