Abboxide is a prescribed medication used to treat persons who are distressed due to alcohol withdrawal syndrome, depression and anxiety. The medication is also used to relieve fear for patients before undergoing surgery. It works through the brain and nerves of the body and produces a calming effect.
Abboxide is classified as a sedative or hypnotic medication being distributed under the brand names Tropium, Novapam and Librium. This medication contains anxiolytic, amnestic and skeletal muscle relaxant. This medication is being administered to individuals suffering from anxiety or alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Abboxide is a medication that can be taken orally. The dosage is determined by the doctor and is based on the patient's condition. While undergoing treatment, regular check up are conducted in order to monitor the response of the patient to the medication. This will determine whether there is a need to increase or decrease the dosage.
You must ensure you take the medication according to the prescription of the doctor. Never attempt to use the medication longer than prescribed because it will cause addiction to the medication. Your doctor usually decreases the dosage gradually before totally discontinuing the medication in order to prevent side effects.
There are some common side effects associated with the use of Abboxide. Some of these side effects include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. There are also serious side effects that may occur for some patients such as difficulty in walking, uncontrolled body movements, difficulty in urinating, tremor, increase sexual urge, decreased sexual drive, stomach ache, emesis, sore throat, yellowish eyes and skin, mood changes and slurred speech. If any of the side effects occur, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention.
Before using Abboxide, you must first inform your doctor if you have other health problems such as lung disorders, heart problems, liver problems, kidney problems, blood disorder and if you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Abboxide may affect your vision and reflexes so it is advisable not to engage in any activity that requires alertness such as extreme sports, using machines and driving a vehicle. It is also best to avoid or limit the intake of alcoholic drinks while taking this medication.
Elderly patients undergoing treatment should be cautious because they are more sensitive to the drowsiness effect of the medication.
Abboxide should not be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers, unless authorized by their doctor. If you have plans to become pregnant, you must discuss it with your doctor.
There are several medications that may interact when used together with Abboxide. Such medications include antacids, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, sedatives, pain relievers, psychiatric medicines, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers. Inform your doctor if you are using any of these medications or any other medicines before using Abboxide.
The effectiveness of this medication greatly decreases for patients who are smoking. If you are a smoker or have stopped smoking recently, you must inform your doctor. They will determine the proper dosage for you.
Abboxide has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of abboxide is C16H14ClN3O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 10-chloro-3-hydroxy-N-methyl-2-phenyl-3,6-diazabicyclo [5.4.0]undeca-1,6,8,10-tetraen-5-imine
• Molecular weight is 299.755 g/mol
• Abboxide available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules and 25mg capsules
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