is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepine. It is a derivative that has skeletal muscle
relaxant, anticonvulsant, and sedative properties. Due to its known risks, Lormetazepam is not approved for use in the United States of America as well as in Canada. It is, however, found acceptable in the United Kingdom as well as in other parts of Europe.
Lormetazepam is only approved for short-term use in the treatment of insomnia
. It is indicated in mild to severe insomnia or the difficulty of falling asleep or staying asleep. Lormetazepam is mostly considered a hypnotic drug that must be used for a short period of time or occasionally.
Lormetazepam is prescribed according to the patient’s need for it. It is available in tablet form that is usually recommended to be used once daily for not more than two weeks. Take Lormetazepam before bedtime at a specific dosage prescribed by your doctor. Do not take less or more of it without direct instructions from a qualified professional.
Your doctor’s prescription note is very important and it should not be shared with anyone else. Do not advise Lormetazepam to anyone even if he has the same symptoms as yours. Your prescription is only applicable to you and you alone.
Lormetazepam may cause mild to severe side effects. If you feel that your episodes of drowsiness, lightheadedness, confusion
, visual disturbance, and incontinence are more than you can handle, talk to your doctor about possible dosage adjustment or the use of a different drug altogether. Also, take note of severe and serious side effects including seizures, hallucinations
, and painful tremors
. Any sign that your symptoms of side effects are overpowering the benefits that you get from the drug must be brought to the attention of a qualified professional.
Before taking Lormetazepam, consult your physician. Tell him if you have any allergies
to any drug or food. This is to ensure that you will not develop allergic reactions
to Lormetazepam or to any of its components. Tell your doctor all about your health history. Previous medical conditions especially breathing problems, liver
ailments, blood disorders
, and sleep apnea must be taken to his attention.
Tell your doctor is you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before you take a Lormetazepam prescription. Any details about your drug intakes, prescription or non-prescription, must also be noted by your physician. Drug interactions may occur even with herbal supplements and multivitamins
. It is important that you bust that possibility beforehand.
Due to the drowsy effect of Lormetazepam, it is advisable that you do not engage in activities that require alertness while you are under medication. Driving a vehicle or operating a machine may have to take the backseat until after you become used to the dizzying effect or you are through with Lormetazepam treatment. Also, avoid alcohol intake as it may increase the feeling of drowsiness.
Patients who use Lormetazepam must also note that the drug is only advisable for short-term use. After a period of time, Lormetazepam may no longer have any effect to your body as it becomes used to it. If you are under Lormetazepam medication for a long time, talk to your doctor before stopping the drug. Stopping abruptly may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Lormetazepam has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of lormetazepam is C16H12Cl2N2O2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 9-chloro-6-(2-chlorophenyl)-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-2,5- diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undeca-5,8,10,12-tetraen-3-one
• Molecular weight is 335.2 g/mol
• Lormetazepam available : 0.5mg tablets, 1mg tablets, 2mg tablets