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Nite 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Talent Healthcare
Medicine composition: Nitrazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Nite 5 MG Tablet is classified as a hypnotic benzodiazepam that is administered to remedy infantile spasms and manage insomnia. However, if the patient is suffering from COPD, hypersensitivity, increased pressure in the eyes and severe damage to the liver, then Nite 5 MG Tablet is strictly advised against.

There does exist a risk of damage to the fetus if administered during a pregnancy; however, Nite 5 MG Tablet is still given to pregnant women because the potential benefits definitely seem to outweigh the associated risks.

The recommended dosage of Nite 5 MG Tablet is 56mg, to be taken once at bedtime. But this dosage can be increased based on the doctor’s instructions.

Caution should be exercised for patients suffering from amnesia, children, elderly, individuals suffering from depression, during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Drowsiness or dizziness might be a result of its usage; hence it’s advised not to drive after administering Nite 5 MG Tablet. Reduce consumption of alcohol for maximum benefits.

Possible side effects include aggressiveness, agitation, incoordination, amnesia, confusion, dizziness, disorientation, fatigue, hallucinations, delusions, headaches, irritability, hangovers, psychoses, nightmares, restlessness, rage and sedation, palpitations, low B.P, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, vomiting, vomiting, nausea, salivating excessively, shifts in libido, rashes, weakened muscles, tinnitus (a ringing sensation in the ears) and blurred vision. It is to be noted that its highly unlikely for an individual to experience all of these adverse reactions of Nite 5 MG Tablet; generally a small cluster of these side effects are experienced.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

Nite 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of severe sleep disorder.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Nite 5 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines.
Not recommended in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis.
In addition to its intended effect, Nite 5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.


Major Common


Major Common

Uncontrolled body movements

Major Common


Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common

Skin rash

Minor Rare

Visual disturbances

Minor Rare

Difficulty in breathing

Minor Rare


Minor Rare

Decreased in frequency of urination

Minor Rare

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 60 minutes.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

Habit forming tendency has been reported

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nite 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

If you miss a dose of Nite 5 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.



Nite 5 MG Tablet belongs to benzodiazepines. It works by acting on benzodiazepine receptors which are associated with the GABA receptor. Thus increases the GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brains and causes sleep, reduces anxiety, and muscle relaxation.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease


The sudden stop of Nite 5 MG Tablet may cause withdrawal effects and can precipitate seizures. The dose should be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Interaction with Alcohol


Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

Interaction with Lab Test


Information not available.

Interaction with Food


Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine


Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Nite 5 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and hypotension is necessary.


You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.


The effect of Nite 5 MG Tablet will reduce if taken with rifampicin. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any antibiotics. An alternate medicine should be considered if the symptoms worsen.
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