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Nitrosum 2.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Nitrazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Nitrosum 2.5 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 Nitrosum 2.5 MG Tablet is strictly advised against.

There does exist a risk of damage to the fetus if administered during a pregnancy; however, Nitrosum 2.5 MG Tablet is still given to pregnant women because the potential benefits definitely seem to outweigh the associated risks.

The recommended dosage of Nitrosum 2.5 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 Nitrosum 2.5 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 Nitrosum 2.5 MG Tablet; generally a small cluster of these side effects are experienced.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
  • Insomnia

    Nitrosum 2.5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of severe sleep disorder.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Nitrosum 2.5 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines.
  • Myasthenia Gravis

    Not recommended in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis.
  • Dizziness

  • Unsteadiness

  • Uncontrolled Body Movements

  • Confusion

  • Tremor

  • Skin Rash

  • Visual Disturbances

  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • Nausea

  • Decreased In Frequency Of Urination

  • 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.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Nitrosum 2.5 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.
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This medicine belongs to benzodiazepines. It works by acting on benzodiazepine receptors which are associated with the GABA receptor. Thus increases the GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain 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 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 Medicine


    Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Nitrosum 2.5 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 Nitrosum 2.5 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.
  • Interaction with Disease


    The sudden stop of Nitrosum 2.5 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 Food


    Information not available.
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