What is Flurazepam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Dalmane

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Flurazapam is a benzodiazepine used for short-term treatment of insomnia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 18 13
Sleeplessness 8 2
Stiffness/spasticity 2 0
Anxious mood 1 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
5
Mild
1
None
8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flurazepam

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 1
Daytime sedation 1
Depressed mood 1
Difficulty waking up 1
Dizziness with nausea 1
Groggy in morning 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flurazepam

Dosage Patients
30 mg monthly 1
30 mg daily 1
60 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Flurazepam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Flurazepam

Duration

Currently taking Flurazepam

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Flurazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Flurazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Temazepam (Restoril) 1
Trazodone (Desyrel) 1
Triazolam (Halcion) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1

Patients stopped taking Flurazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Flurazepam

Oct 20, 2011 (Started Sep 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleeplessness)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2010 (Started Aug 20, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if prescribed -if it you have works-fine,or else you have to try another sleeping tablet o
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 4, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It seemed to help for a few months, then I started having sleep issues again. I could not tell the difference taking it or not taking it. To save money I quit taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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