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    Common Brand Names; VERSTRAN

    • Psychotherapeutic drugs

    Prazepam is oral benzodiazepine used for the management of symptoms associated with anxiety disorders and for short-term amelioration of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depression. 

    Prazepam is primarily indicated in conditions like Alcohol withdrawal, Anxiety, Insomnia, Muscular spasm.

    Prazepam is contraindicated in conditions like Psychosis, Pulmonary insufficiency, Respiratory depression, Phobias.

    The severe or irreversible adverse effects of Prazepam, which give rise to further complications include Confusion, Diarrhoea, Insomnia, Irritability, Nervousness, Psychosis, Sweating, Depression.

    The signs and symptoms that are produced after the acute overdosage of Prazepam include Unconsciousness, Respiratory depression, Ataxia, Dizziness, Slurred speech.

    The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Prazepam are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated symptomatically, these include Drowsiness, Excitement, Ataxia, Blurred vision, Confusion, Sedation, Psychotic symptoms, Paradoxical effects, Aggression.

    Perform periodic blood counts and liver function tests during long term therapy. Prazepam should be used with caution in patients if increased salivation cause respiratory difficulty, because it may produce an increase in salivation. Give least amount of drug to patients in whom depression accompanies anxiety and suicidal tendencies may be present. It should be used with caution (if it contains tartrazine)in patients with aspirin hypersensitivity because it may cause allergic reaction (including bronchial asthma).

    Drug should not be given to Pregnant Mothers, Geriatrics, and Neonates.

    Drug should not be given to Pregnant Mothers, Geriatrics, and Neonates.

    Adult: 30 mg daily as a single nightly dose or in divided doses, up to 60 mg daily in severe conditions.
    Elderly: Initially, 10-15 mg daily.



    • 10 mg