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Benj 1mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Benj 1mg tablet is used for the short-term treatment for anxiety, or sleep disturbances due to anxiety, for panic attacks and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorders). It is also used as pre-med before an...
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ContainsLorazepam(1.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, Sleep disturbance due to anxiety, As pre-med before any operation or dental procedure, Panic attacks, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorders)
Side effectsDrowsiness, Disorientation, Mood changes, Involuntary eye movements, Blurry vision, Involuntary muscle contractions, Reduced muscle strength, Decreased reflexes and impaired reaction time, Low blood pressure, Slow breathing, Unresponsiveness, Forgetfulness, See things that are not there (hallucination)
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Benj 1 MG

  • Benj 1 mg tablet is used to treat the following conditions:
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Sleep disturbance due to anxiety
  • As pre-med before any operation or dental procedure
  • Panic attacks
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorders)

Contraindications of Benj 1 MG

  • It is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are under 13 years
  • If you are allergic to any of the components of this medicine
  • If you have a liver or kidney problem
  • If you have breathing problems
  • If you have myasthenia gravis, a condition that causes muscle weakness
  • If you have sleep apnoea, a condition in which breathing is altered during sleep
  • If you have suicidal thoughts
  • If you have heart conditions or arteriosclerosis, conditions in which blood flow is affected
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes)

Side effects of Benj 1 MG

  • The side effects of the medicine are as follows:
  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Mood changes, anxiety or agitation is serious in children and the elderly above 65
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Blurry vision
  • Involuntary muscle contractions
  • Reduced muscle strength
  • Decreased reflexes and impaired reaction time.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Slow breathing
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hallucination
  • Coma or anaphylaxis in serious allergic conditions

Precautions and Warnings of Benj 1 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Benj 1 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Lorazepam comes under category D, which means it is risky for pregnant women or their unborn babies and should be avoided during pregnancy. Lorazepam has been associated with a slightly higher than average (0.7 per cent) risk of cleft lip and cleft palate in newborns.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Benj 1 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Benj 1 mg tablet contains lorazepam which passes in breast milk in small amounts. If you are breastfeeding or want to start it, talk to your doctor.. Your dose and duration are decided on your condition. If you notice that your baby is cranky or not taking the feed properly or there are changes in sleep pattern, consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Benj 1 mg tablet?
A:
Benj 1mg tablet contains lorazepam that makes you feel sleepy. Hence, it is not recommended to drive or ride a bike or use any heavy machinery after consuming this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Benj 1 mg tablet?
A:
Alcohol consumption is prohibited during the treatment with this medicine as the combined effect can make you even more drowsy and sleepy.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergy to this medicine.
  • You feel very sleepy, and this disturbs your daily life.
  • You feel disoriented.
  • You feel anxious or agitated.
  • You experience involuntary eye movements, blurry vision or involuntary muscle contractions.
  • You experience reduced muscle strength.
  • You experience decreased reflexes and impaired reaction time.
  • You experience low blood pressure and slow breathing.

Mode of Action of Benj 1 MG

How Does It Work?

Lorazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. It works by increasing the levels of a calming chemical, gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA), in your brain. Depending on your health cond...
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Directions for Use of Benj 1 MG

  • Take Benj 1 mg tablet as per doctor’s supervision.
  • Do not abruptly stop consuming this medicine as the person can experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, sleeplessness or may even develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Swallow the medicine whole with water. Do not break or smash the tablet.
  • Take the medicine at a fixed time, preferably.

Interactions of Benj 1 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Painkillers like codeine, morphine or tramadol
  • Antibacterial medicines like rifampicin or antifungal medicines like fluconazole
  • HIV medicines like ritonavir
  • Medicines to reduce stomach acid like omeprazole
  • Muscle relaxants like baclofen and tizanidine.
  • Antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Narcotic pain medication such as morphine, oxycodone (OxyContin), and hydrocodone (Vicodin and Lortab)
  • Opioid cough medications such as codeine cough syrup
  • Sleeping medications such as zolpidem (Ambien)
  • Asthma medicine theophylline.
  • Tuberculosis medicine isoniazid
  • Alcohol addiction medicine disulfiram
  • Benj 1 mg tablet if taken with any of these medications can have adverse reactions. Some of these reactions can be life threatening and may require emergency hospitalisation. Many of these medicines c...
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Interactions with food items

  • Avoid taking foods that contain caffeine. Foods such as coffee, chocolates will inhibit the action of Benj 1 mg tablets.

Storage and disposal of Benj 1 MG

Store Benj 1mg Tablet in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Dispose of used, expired and damaged medicines with caution. Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Benj 1 MG

Overdose

Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine, can lead to an overdose. The patient may feel drowsy, disoriented, have involuntary eye movements, blurry vision, involuntary muscle contractions, reduced muscle strength,...
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Missed a Dose

Never take a double dose if you forget to take a Benj 1mg tablet. If you take the medicine for anxiety and it is less than 3 hours since you have missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember. But ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How much time does Benj 1 mg Tablet take to start working?

A: Benj 1 mg tablet takes around 20 to 30 mins to start working, and one experiences full sedating effect for the next 6 to 8 hours.

Q: How long can I take Benj 1 mg Tablet?

A: No. one should use this medicine for more than four weeks.

Q: Is there weight gain with Benj 1 mg Tablet?

A: No weight gain is reported with this medicine. But in combination with other antidepressants, one can experience weight gain. Hence, consuming a healthy diet and having a regular exercise regime is always advisable.
Product Details
Brand
BENJ
Expires on or After
26/08/2022

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