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Loricon 2mg Tablets

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Loricon 2 MG Description

Loricon tablet is a prescription medication. Managing the symptoms of anxiety disorders is the primary use of the Loricon tablet. It is also used for managing anxiety in patients with depression for a...
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ContainsLorazepam(2.0 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, Anxiety in people with depressive symptoms
Side effectsMemory problems, Blurred vision, Muscle pain, Difficulty speaking, Change in appetite, Restlessness or excitement, Change in sexual desire, Frequent urination, Difficulty in urination
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Loricon 2 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Loricon Tablet is used in the following cases:
  • Management of symptoms of anxiety disorders
  • Treatment of symptoms associated with anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms for a short duration

Contraindications of Loricon 2 MG

  • It is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you have a known allergic reaction to any ingredient of Loricon tablet
  • If you have a history of substance or alcohol addiction or abuse. Loricon tablet is habit-forming and can also cause physical dependence
  • If you have mood changes, self-harming or suicidal thoughts and demeanours
  • If you have been diagnosed with certain eye conditions such as narrow-angle glaucoma (increased fluid pressure inside the eye), Loricon tablets can worsen the condition
  • If you have any trouble with respiration or lung conditions, this medicine causes excess secretions leading to breathing problems
  • If you have a severe liver illness
  • If you are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant
  • If you have been diagnosed with clinical depression
  • If you drive or operate heavy machinery

Side effects of Loricon 2 MG

  • Side effects of Loricon tablet include:
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Change in sexual drive
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Increased salivation

Precautions and Warnings of Loricon 2 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Loricon Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Loricon tablets can be unsafe in pregnant women. Some studies have concluded that there is a definite risk to the developing unborn babies. In some cases, children had shown various conditions like congenital deformities (cleft lip or palate), difficulty in breathing, low muscle tone, poor circulation, etc., when this medicine was used when the mother was pregnant. Do not take Loricon tablets without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Loricon Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is better to consult a doctor before taking the Loricon Tablet. According to some studies, it can be safe while breastfeeding if taken in lower doses. There is only some data available on the effects of this tablet on the breastfeeding baby. So do not use Loricon tablets without consulting your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Loricon Tablet?
A:
Do not drive after taking the Loricon Tablet. It can cause side effects that can affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery, such as sleepiness, lightheadedness and blurred or double vision.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Loricon Tablet?
A:
You cannot consume alcohol with a Loricon Tablet. Alcohol can interfere with the functioning of Loricon medicine and cause serious side effects such as vomitings, drowsiness, etc. These tablets can also raise the impact of alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are over 65 years of age. Loricon Tablets can cause increased side effects due to slower metabolism.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms such as profuse sweating, stuffy nose, vomiting, nausea, etc. The dose of this medicine needs to be slowly tapered down.
  • You need to do something that needs constant focus; Loricon tablets can cause problems with attention.
  • You have heart, kidney or liver ailments.
  • You have a seizure disorder and are currently under treatment for it.
  • You have a surgery or a dental operation planned.
  • You are overweight. The dose needs to be observed.

Mode of Action of Loricon 2 MG

How Does It Work?

The Loricon tablet is composed of a single active ingredient: Lorazepam. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepine (depressants). They are also known as tranquillisers (a class of medicines that lower...
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Directions for Use of Loricon 2 MG

  • Take the Loricon Tablet exactly as advised by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage of Loricon medicine, even if you do not notice any difference.
  • Do not break the Loricon Tablet or chew it.
  • Try to swallow the whole pill with a glass of water.
  • Do not take Loricon Tablet with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not use the Loricon tablet if the package is open.
  • Take Loricon tablet with or without food.

Interactions of Loricon 2 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not use sedatives or antidepressant medicines such as MAO inhibitors (methylene blue, selegiline, etc.) while using Loricon medicine. The reactions between them can cause severe side effects and ev...
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  • Do not use other medications that are identical to Loricon Tablets. Taking them together can lead to excessive side effects and overdose symptoms.
  • It is better to inform your doctor if you use antibiotics, antifungals, HIV medicine, etc. They can decrease or increase the effects of Loricon tablets, so the dose needs to be modified.
  • When using a Loricon Tablet, it is better not to use opiates or narcotic pain relievers (codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, tramadol, etc.), allergy medicine, cold or cough medicine. It can lead to extreme...
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  • Loricon Tablet interacts with many other medications. Inform the doctor of the complete list of the patient's medications.
  • Using Loricon Tablets with certain herbal or ayurvedic supplements like St. John's wort, herbal medicine that helps manage depression can cause serious effects.

Interactions with food items

  • It is always better to avoid grapefruit or its juice while taking Loricon tablets. This fruit can increase the amount of this medication in the blood, which can cause excessive side effects.
  • It is best to avoid having drinks such as coffee, tea and cola or eat a lot of chocolate. All these products contain caffeine, which can negatively affect this medicine and exaggerate mood disorders.

Storage and disposal of Loricon 2 MG

Store the Loricon tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and humid conditions. Store the Loricon Tablet away from children and pets. Dispose of Loricon med...
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Dosage of Loricon 2 MG

Overdose

Overdose on the Loricon Tablets can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, changes in balance, dizziness, tremors, drowsiness, convulsions, and loss of consciousness. If you overdose on Loricon medi...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed a single dose of the Loricon Tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If it is already time for the next dose of Loricon tablet, it is better to skip the missed dose and take the next Lori...
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Content Details

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REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I give Loricon Tablets to a child?

A: Do not offer Loricon medicine to a child without consulting a doctor. A doctor might recommend it if necessary. The dose and duration should be carefully monitored. Loricon Tablets are not advised for children under 13 years of age.

Q: Will I become dependent on the Loricon Tablet if I use it every day?

A: Loricon Tablets can induce physical dependence (causes uncomfortable symptoms if suddenly stopped using them). It is also a habit-forming medication when used for several weeks or months. To prevent it, use Loricon medicine only for the duration instructed by the doctor.

Q: Can I use the Loricon Tablet if I have depression?

A: Loricon Tablets are used for handling anxiety in people with depressive symptoms. It also helps in reducing everyday stress. If you are undergoing depression, please consult a doctor for suitable treatment. Do not take Loricon tablets without seeking medical help.
Product Details
Brand
LORICON
Expires on or After
05/10/2022

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