24 Jun 2009

LEXOTAN (Bromazepam) - United Kingdom

Updated: 24 Jun 2009

LEXOTAN

Short-term treatment of anxiety that is severe or disabling occurring alone or with insomnia.

LEXOTAN Description, Presentation and Dosage

LEXOTAN Description

LEXOTAN Drug Class Description

Intermediate-acting benzodiazepines (anxiolytics).

LEXOTAN Drug Description

1.5mg yellow tablets; 3 mg pink tablets. Both hexagonal scored tablets marked with L and tablet strength.

LEXOTAN Generic Name

Bromazepam

LEXOTAN Presentation

LEXOTAN Presentation

Tablets, bromazepam 1.5 mg , 3mg . Lexotan is not prescribable on the NHS.

LEXOTAN Manufacturer

Roche

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LEXOTAN Dosage

LEXOTAN Adult Dosage

3 - 18 mg daily in divided doses.

LEXOTAN Child Dosage

Not recommended.

LEXOTAN Elderly Dosage

1.5 - 9 mg daily in divided doses.

LEXOTAN Precautions, Reactions and Contraindications

LEXOTAN Special Precautions

LEXOTAN Special Precautions

Chronic pulmonary insufficiency, chronic renal or hepatic disease. The elderly. Judgement and dexterity may be impaired, patients should be warned of these effects.

Do not use alone to treat depression or anxiety associated with depression. In cases of bereavement, psychological adjustment may be impaired. Avoid long-term use; withdraw gradually.

LEXOTAN Adverse Reactions

LEXOTAN Adverse Reactions

Drowsiness, light-headedness, muscle weakness, ataxia, confusion, vertigo, GI upset, skin rashes, impaired alertness and dexterity. Urinary retention, changes in libido.

Rarely blood disorders and jaundice. Abnormal psychological reactions, Risk of dependence increases the higher the dose and the longer the treatment.

LEXOTAN Contraindications

LEXOTAN Contraindications

Acute pulmonary insufficiency, respiratory depression, phobic or obsessional states, chronic psychosis, myasthenia gravis. Pregnancy, labour and lactation.

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