is part of the medications called benzodiazepines. It is specifically for the treatment of seizure disorders, which are caused by the increased electrical movement in the brain
Patients who are suffering from seizures may take Urbadan. The medication can also be used to complement other anti-seizure medications when additional treatment for seizure control is necessary. This medication can be taken by adults and children.
Adults should take at least 5 milligrams of Urbadan daily, with a maximum of 80 milligrams dose per day. These can be taken in 1-2 doses, and on an empty stomach
. For children ages 2 to 16 years, the dose should be initially at 5 milligrams, increasing to 40 milligrams daily. For children under 2 years of age, the initial dose depends on body weight. Patients who have decreased kidney
function are recommended to have lessened dose.
Patients should follow the regular schedule as advised by their physician. In case you miss a dose, take it immediately. If it is about time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and proceed to the next dose. Do not take two doses to make up for a missed dose.
Urbadan can cause side effects. Patients should immediately inform their physicians if they experience side effects from the use of Urbadan. Common side effects of Urbadan are unsteadiness, dizziness
, slurred speech and drowsiness. Rare side effects include pain in the stomach or abdomen, blurred vision, diarrhea
, cephalalgia, muscle spam, and emesis. Patients may also experience difficulty urinating, trembling, and unusual gain in weight. Other known side effects include irregular heartbeat
, agitation, convulsions, muscle weakness, low blood
pressure, and changes in behavior (for example, sudden aggressiveness).
Patients with an allergy
to benzodiazepines should not take Urbadan. Also, patients suffering from myasthenia gravis, serious liver impairment, and closed-angle glaucoma
should not be taking Urbadan. Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding are discouraged from taking this medication.
Urbadan is also not recommended for patients suffering from psychosis
. The medication should be taken with caution by the elderly as well as debilitated individuals. Patients suffering from organic brain problems like dementia
and breathing disorders like asthma
are also cautioned against taking this medication.
The medication may also affect the patient's physical coordination and mental alertness, so those who drive or operate dangerous machinery may not be able to take Urbadan. The doctor will need to determine the effects of Urbadan before prescribing it to these individuals.
Urbadan has been proven to be habit-forming. Patients who suddenly stopped taking Urbadan have shown withdrawal symptoms like seizures, emesis, cephalalgia, nervousness, sleep problems, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, extreme anxiety, and memory impairment. Other symptoms include irritability, tension, and restlessness. Patients are advised to gradually reduce their intake of Urbadan to prevent these symptoms.
Urbadan has the following structural formula:
• Molecular weight is 300.7396 g/mol
• Urbadan available : 10mg tablets