What is Nitrazepam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Nitrazepam is a benzodiazepine used in the short-term management of insomnia and for the treatment of myoclonic seizures.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nitrazepam

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Drowsy in a.m. 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nitrazepam

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Nitrazepam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Personal research 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently taking Nitrazepam

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Nitrazepam

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

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Nitrazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Nitrazepam

Mar 15, 2009 (Started Mar 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dizziness

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