What is Bromazepam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lexotanil Lectopam

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Bromazepam is a benzodiazepine drug used variously to aid sleep, as a muscle relaxant, or in the treatment of some symptoms associated with anxiety.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 11 9
Generalized anxiety disorder 9 8
Depressed mood 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Bipolar I disorder 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bromazepam

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bowel irritability 1
Dizziness 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Fatigue 1
Headaches 1
Increased appetite 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bromazepam

Dosage Patients Percentage
3 mg three times daily 1
120 mg daily 1
2 1.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Bromazepam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Bromazepam

Duration

Currently taking Bromazepam

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Bromazepam

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 7
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Bromazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Clomipramine (Anafranil) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Bromazepam

Nov 1, 2009 (Started Sep 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bowel irritability, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: bowel irritability, headaches

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