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Dalmane Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- What are the possible side effects of flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- What is the most important information I should know about flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- How should I take flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dalmane)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dalmane)?
- What should I avoid while taking flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- What other drugs will affect flurazepam (Dalmane)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Dalmane)?
Since flurazepam is taken as needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Take flurazepam only when you have time for several hours of sleep.
What happens if I overdose (Dalmane)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of flurazepam can be fatal, especially if taken with alcohol.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, slurred speech, tremors, a slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking flurazepam (Dalmane)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking flurazepam. It can increase some of the side effects, and could possibly cause a fatal overdose.
Flurazepam can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect flurazepam (Dalmane)?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by flurazepam.
Before taking flurazepam, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- fluvoxamine (Luvox);
- itraconazole (Sporanox);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral); or
- nefazodone (Serzone).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with flurazepam. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about flurazepam.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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