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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 or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of flurazepam can be fatal, especially if taken with alcohol.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, 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.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect flurazepam (Dalmane)?
Cold or allergy medicine, other sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by flurazepam.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo);
- droperidol (Inapsine);
- fluvoxamine (Luvox);
- nefazodone (an antidepressant); or
- itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with flurazepam. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start 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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Additional Dalmane Information
- Dalmane Drug Interactions Center: flurazepam oral
- Dalmane Side Effects Center
- Dalmane Overview including Precautions
- Dalmane FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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