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How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Flurazepam exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Do not take Flurazepam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor.
It is not advisable to take Flurazepam long-term. See your doctor if Flurazepam does not seem to help you.
You may take Flurazepam with or without food. Take it just before you go to bed.
You should take Flurazepam only when you have problems sleeping and when you are able to sleep for 7-8 hours without being interrupted.
If you have been taking Flurazepam over a certain period of time, do not stop taking Flurazepam suddenly as this may cause withdrawal symptoms such as headache, restlessness, confusion, depression and anxiety. Your doctor will reduce the dose of Flurazepam gradually before stopping it completely. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have kidney disease.
Alert your doctor if you are an alcoholic or if you have a history of drug abuse.
Alert your doctor if you have depression or a history of depression.
Take Flurazepam only when you need to. Try not to make a habit of relying on Flurazepam to help you sleep. Flurazepam should only be used for a short period of time only. Do not take Flurazepam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor.
Practise good sleeping habits to reduce reliance on sleeping pills. These are some good sleeping habits which you should follow:
- Try to relax before bedtime. Do not engage in strenuous activities.
- Try to go to bed at about the same time every night.
- Have a light dinner. A heavy dinner may disturb your sleep.
- Avoid caffeine in the evening. Caffeine-containing food and drink include coffee, tea, certain soft drinks and even chocolate.
- Avoid drinking alcohol before bedtime.
- Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and airy.
- Avoid taking naps especially in the late afternoon.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Flurazepam. Do not take Flurazepam if you are pregnant .
It is important that you do not get pregnant while being treated with Flurazepam. Use appropriate birth control.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Flurazepam.
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to other sleeping pills, such as diazepam, midazolam, lorazepam and others.
Alert your doctor if you have liver disease or an eye disease known as glaucoma.
Alert your doctor if you have lung or breathing problems such as sleep apnea, myasthenia gravis, any mood or psychiatric problems, or if you are at risk of falls.
Do not give Flurazepam to children, unless specifically instructed by the child's doctor.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid alcohol as this may increase the drowsiness caused by Flurazepam.
Avoid grapefruit juice as this may cause increased effects of Flurazepam.
Why do I need this medicine?
Flurazepam is a sleeping pill. It helps you to sleep if you have problems sleeping (a condition known as insomnia).
What side effects could I experience?
Flurazepam may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision and unsteadiness. These effects may remain even the day after you have taken Flurazepam. Do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Flurazepam may also cause headache, nausea, stomach discomfort, palpitations, body or joint pains. It may also cause abnormal activities during sleep such as driving, cooking, eating or walking while you are still asleep. Alert your doctor quickly if this happens.
Flurazepam may cause aggressiveness, hyperactivity, hallucination, restlessness and confusion in some people. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of these symptoms.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other sleeping pills
- any medications that cause drowsiness such as opioid (morphine-like) painkillers, antihistamines and medications for mood and personality disorders
- antibiotics such as rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, doxycycline, isoniazid, nafcillin
- antifungal medicines
- epilepsy medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone
- heart or blood pressure medicines such as diltiazem, nicardipine, verapamil, quinidine
- AIDS (HIV) medicine
- birth control pills
- asthma medicines such as theophylline
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.