In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02192705 ||MYLAN-BROMAZEPAM 1.5MG TABLET|
|02192713 ||MYLAN-BROMAZEPAM 3MG TABLET|
|02192721 ||MYLAN-BROMAZEPAM 6MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Bromazepam belongs to the class of mediations known as benzodiazepines. It is used for the short-term relief of symptoms of excessive anxiety. It works to reduce anxiety by affecting certain substances in the brain called neurotransmitters.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended adult dose of bromazepam ranges from 3 mg to 30 mg daily in divided doses. To avoid excessive sedation or motor impairment, it is important that the dose be adjusted to a person's specific needs. In general, seniors are more sensitive to benzodiazepines and usually require lower doses.
The length of treatment should not exceed one week unless, after that period of time, your doctor recommends otherwise. Bromazepam is normally used for a short period of time or as an "as required" medication. It may be habit-forming when taken for long periods of time. If you have been taking this medication regularly for a long period of time (i.e., longer than a month), do not stop taking bromazepam without first speaking to your doctor. When stopping this medication, the dose should be reduced gradually to avoid withdrawal effects.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store at room temperature in a dry place and keep it out of reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each white, round, flat, bevelled-edged tablet, engraved "B|1.5" on one side and "G" on the other, contains 1.5 mg of bromazepam. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, starch, and talc.
Each pink, round, flat, bevelled-edged tablet, engraved "B|3" on one side and "G" on the other contains 3 mg of bromazepam. Nonmedicinal ingredients: lactose, lake blend red, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, starch, and talc.
Each pale green, round, flat, bevelled-edged tablet, engraved "B|6" on one side and "G" on the other contains 6 mg of bromazepam. Nonmedicinal ingredients: D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Blue No. 1, iron oxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, starch, and talc.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Bromazepam should not be taken by anyone who:
- is allergic to bromazepam or to any of the ingredients of the medication
- is allergic to any other benzodiazepines
- has myasthenia gravis
- has narrow angle glaucoma
- has severe breathing difficulties
- has severe liver disease
- has sleep apnea