Loricon 2mg Tablets
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 short duration. Anxiety and various mood disorders affect the way one can handle situations. In some cases, it is also accompanied by clinical depression. The specific reason behind most mood disorders is primarily unknown. It can be induced by typical triggers like stress, trauma, etc. Loricon tablets have lorazepam as an active component. It works as a central nervous system depressant. The mode of action of Loricon tablets is to reduce the excess activity in the brain by raising certain chemical messengers, which creates a calming impact. They also help stabilise mood by decreasing the excess activity of nerves in the brain. Some of the typical side effects of Loricon Tablet include drowsiness, dizziness, weight gain, etc. These tablets can cause behavioural shifts and increase the propensity for suicidal thoughts. They also cause physical dependency when using them for the long term. Also, stopping the usage of Loricon tablets suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms like sudden muscle movements, sweating, nausea, muscle pain, etc. Hence, following the doctor's direction for using Loricon tablets is necessary.
|₹3.50 (14% on MRP)
|Anxiety disorder, Anxiety in people with depressive symptoms
|Memory problems, Blurred vision, Muscle pain, Difficulty speaking, Change in appetite, Restlessness or excitement, Change in sexual desire, Frequent urination, Difficulty in urination
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:
- Memory problems
- Change in sexual drive
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty speaking
- Increased salivation
Precautions and Warnings of Loricon 2 MG
Other General Warnings
- 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?
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 even death. Inform your doctor if you have used these tablets in 14 days....
- 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 drowsiness....
- 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
Dosage of Loricon 2 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I give Loricon Tablets to a child?
Q: Will I become dependent on the Loricon Tablet if I use it every day?
Q: Can I use the Loricon Tablet if I have depression?
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