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Nitravet 5mg Tablets 10`S

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Nitravet 5 MG Description

Nitravet 5 mg tablet is a prescription medicine given to people with insomnia. Insomnia refers to the inability to sleep. It can disrupt everyday life, making someone irritated, tired and stressed due...
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ContainsNitrazepam(5.0 Mg)
UsesInsomnia
Side effectsDizziness, Confusion, Nausea, Tremor, Unsteadiness, Fatigue
ClassificationHYPNOTIC
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Uses of Nitravet 5 MG

  • Nitravet tablet is used in the treatment of the following:
  • Insomnia

Contraindications of Nitravet 5 MG

  • Nitravet is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are allergic or hypersensitive to Nitrazepam
  • If you have a respiratory disorder like pulmonary insufficiency or respiratory depression
  • If you suffer from Myasthenia gravis (muscular disorder)
  • If you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea

Side effects of Nitravet 5 MG

  • Side effects of Nitravet include the following:
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Tremor
  • Unsteadiness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty in breathing

Precautions and Warnings of Nitravet 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Nitravet tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Nitravet tablet can harm the unborn baby and is not recommended in pregnant women. The baby born to a mother consuming Nitravet can have physical dependence or withdrawal symptoms. Kindly inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Nitravet tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Nitravet tablet is not prescribed to a breastfeeding woman. Nitravet has Nitrazepam, which has been found to excrete in the milk. Please inform the doctor if you are breastfeeding. The doctor can advise the best for you.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Nitravet tablet?
A:
Nitravet tablets can cause dizziness and drowsiness the next day. Please make sure how you feel after taking the medicine for a few days before driving any vehicle to ensure safety.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Nitravet tablet?
A:
Alcohol consumption is avoided while having Nitravet tablets as it can lead to an increased feeling of drowsiness and dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of kidney, liver, and respiratory disorders
  • You are suffering from epilepsy
  • You or your family member has a history of mental illness like depression
  • You have suicidal thoughts after taking the Nitravet tablet
  • You are currently taking any medicine, vitamins or supplements, even if it is ayurvedic or any other category
  • You want to drive or operate any heavy machinery after taking Nitravet tablet
  • You want to stop or alter the dose of the Nitravet tablet. Kindly do not discontinue the medicine without consulting your doctor, as it can worsen the situation
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, tremors, sweating, flushing etc.
  • You have formed a habit and feel the urge to take the medicine beyond the dose

Mode of Action of Nitravet 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Nitravet 5 mg tablet has Nitrazepam as the main ingredient. Nitrazepam is a type of hypnotic benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the binding of a specific chemical known as GABA that regulates the ...
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Directions for Use of Nitravet 5 MG

  • Take Nitravet tablet only if advised by the doctor. It is generally prescribed for a shorter duration to relieve insomnia symptoms.
  • Take Nitravet tablet with or without food as per your choice.
  • Adhere to a proper routine and timings of taking the tablet. It is usually taken 30-45 minutes before sleeping time.
  • Consume Nitravet tablet orally with water. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • Avoid the use of alcohol and caffeinated beverages while taking Nitravet tablets.

Interactions of Nitravet 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Nitravet tablet can interact with Acetaminophen (painkiller). It can increase the risk of damage to the liver if taken with Acetaminophen.
  • Alprazolam, Lorazepam (anti-anxiety), Cetrizine (anti-allergic), Thioridazine (antipsychotic) can increase the risk of severity of side effects if taken with Nitravet.
  • Aminophylline (medicine for asthma) can decrease the efficacy of Nitravet.
  • Carbamazepine (anti-epileptic) can alter the function of the thyroid gland if combined with Nitravet.
  • Ciprofloxacin (antibiotic), Ketoconazole (anti-fungal) can decrease the metabolism of Nitravet.
  • Hydrocodone, Tramadol (painkiller) can increase the depressive effect on the nervous system if combined.
  • Fluoxetine (anti-depressant), Ritonavir(anti-viral) can increase the concentration of Nitrazepam (Nitravet) in the body.
  • Phenytoin (anti-epileptic) can increase the metabolism of Nitravet.

Interactions with food items

  • Nitravet is not known to interact with any particular food item.

Storage and disposal of Nitravet 5 MG

Keep Nitravet tablets away from any direct source of heat and light. Do not keep the medicine under direct sunlight. Keep Nitravet tablets at room temperature. Do not refrigerate the tablets. Please k...
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Dosage of Nitravet 5 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Nitravet tablets can exhibit specific side effects like troubled breathing, dizziness, inability to balance, confusion and syncope. In such cases, please take the patient to the hospital i...
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Missed a Dose

Take the next Nitravet tablet as soon as you remember if you have missed a dose. However, if it is almost the time for the next dose, consider skipping the missed one. Do not take the medicine in the ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Suneet Monga

BDS, MDS (Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry) MMCDSR

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Nitravet tablet habit-forming?

A: Yes, the Nitravet tablet has the potential to form a habit. It can also lead to substance dependence and abuse. To avoid habit formation, please stick to the recommended schedule and dosage.

Q: I am feeling better. Can I stop taking the Nitravet tablet?

A: Please do not alter the dose of the Nitravet tablet without consulting the doctor. It can lead to a rebound phenomenon which means you can have the old symptoms back and even worse.

Q: Do I need to change my dietif I take a Nitravet tablet?

A: No specific dietary changes are required if you are taking Nitravet tablets. Please maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and physical activity every day.
Product Details
Brand
NITRAVET
Expires on or After
02/10/2022
Last Updated on: 21 Mar 2022 | 10:52 AM (IST)

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