GENERIC NAME: NITRAZEPAM - ORAL CAPSULE, TABLET (nye-TRAY-zeh-pam)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well. Consult your doctor if this medication stops working well. If this is used to treat insomnia, take the dose just before bedtime.
SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, or loss of coordination may occur. Headache, stomach upset, mental confusion, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting rarely occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat, changes in vision, slurred speech, confusion, depression, irritability, behavioral changes. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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