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Lozipam Information

Lozipam is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet, Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Anxiety. The alternative uses of Lozipam have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Lozipam is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Lozipam as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lozipam go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lozipam is Moderate for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Lozipam's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lozipam related warnings section.

Lozipam is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Respiratory Depression are examples of such conditions. Other contraindications of Lozipam have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Lozipam have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Lozipam, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Lozipam Benefits & Uses

Lozipam is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lozipam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: The usual dosage is 2 to 6 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: The usual dosage is 2 to 6 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: The usual dosage is 2 to 6 mg/day

Lozipam Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lozipam safe for pregnant women?


    Lozipam can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Lozipam right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Lozipam safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Lozipam on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lozipam on the Kidneys?


    Lozipam does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lozipam on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Lozipam. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lozipam on the Heart?


    Side effects of Lozipam rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Lozipam with Other Drugs

Lozipam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Lozipam Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lozipam unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lozipam

  • Is this Lozipam habit forming or addictive?


    You may get addicted to Lozipam. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Lozipam, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Lozipam can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Lozipam only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, taking Lozipam can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Lozipam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lozipam


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Lozipam to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lozipam


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lozipam as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Lozipam

Question about 5 years ago

Can Lozipam cure anxiety?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, use of Lozipam for short-term can help in providing relief from anxiety through relaxing the muscles of the body and suppressing abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Lozipam and clonazepam be taken together?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Lozipam and clonazepam can be together only on your doctor's advice because both of these drugs belong to the same class (benzodiazepines) and taking them together increases the risk of side effects.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Lozipam safe to use?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lozipam is safe to use, if taken in prescribed quantity for the prescribed duration. However, there are few side effects which have been observed at a therapeutic dose level such as drowsiness, dizziness, hallucination, shortness of breath, unusual changes in behavior, and problems with coordination or balance.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Lozipam treat bipolar disorder?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, Lozipam does not treat bipolar disorder. However, sometimes it is used to control an acute episode of agitation in bipolar disorder. You are advised to consult with your doctor for better treatment options for bipolar disorder.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Lozipam?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Lozipam is a brand name for lorazepam. It is a controlled prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepine. It is short-acting potent anxiolytic. It used for the treatment of status epilepticus and insomnia (sleeplessness). It is also used for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). It is sometimes also used off-label to manage chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ativan (lorazepam)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 424,466

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 791-792

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