Nitrazepam is a strong benzodiazepine that belongs to the benzodiazepine family. It is mostly used to treat persistent insomnia and anxiety.
It is a heavy-duty drug that has strong sedative and muscle relaxant properties. It is why it must be used with caution.
What are the uses of Nitrazepam?
The foremost use of Nitrazepam is to treat insomnia, which includes an inability to fall asleep and waking up at night regularly. It’s also prescribed for restless legs syndrome, anxiety disorder, and depression.
Niitrazepam helps you feel calmer and settled as it increases the amount of a specific ‘happy’ neurotransmitter in your system.
Furthermore, it also slows down the irregular movement of nerves to extend your normal sleep cycle and deepens sleep.
What are the side effects of Nitrazepam?
Nitrazepam can cause side effects like-
- Excessive sleep
- Feeling of unsteadiness
- Excess fatigue
- Numbed emotions
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea
- Irregular heartbeat
- Skin rash, itching
- Trouble breathing
- Movement impairment
Sometimes these side effects disappear within an hour or two as your body adjusts to this powerful drug. If they do not, rush to your doctor.
High doses of this powerful sedative drug can induce coma and can be fatal.
Nitrazepam is a stronger sedative as compared to Diazepam or Valium. It is a much more efficient sleep-inducing drug, and you need to take a smaller dosage to get its benefits.
Because Diazepam is less extreme, it is used more safely as injections, syrup, and tablets worldwide.