Epam is a prescription medicine used for treating insomnia. It is generally used in combination with other medicines. It relaxes the brain and helps to ... View More
Uses of Epam
Side effects of Epam
How to use Epam
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. Epam may be taken with or ... View More
How Epam works
Epam is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the n... View More
What if you forget to take Epam?
If you miss a dose of Epam, 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 regu... View More
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Short-term management of insomnia Adult: 5 mg at night; increase to 10 mg if necessary. Elderly: and debilitated patients: ?normal adult dose.
Oral Infantile spasms Child: Infants: 125 mcg/kg bid; gradually increase to 250-500 mcg/kg bid.
Myasthenia gravis, narrow-angle glaucoma, severe respiratory insufficiency, sleep apnoea syndrome, severe hepatic impairment, porphyria.
Mode of Action
Nitrazepam is a benzodiazepine with a pronounced sleep-inducing activity. It depresses the reticular-activating system in the brainstem by enhancing the... View More
May induce anterograde amnesia; caution patients to have uninterrupted sleep of 7-8 hr after ingestion of dose. May impair ability to drive or operate m... View More
Hypotension, palpitation; agitation, aggressiveness, amnesia, ataxia, confusion, delusions, disorientation, dizziness, fatigue, hallucination, hangover,... View More
CNS depressant effect increased with alcohol, barbiturates, TCAs, phenothiazines, morphine derivatives. Effects may be antagonised by theophylline. Incr... View More
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