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Dalmane (Flurazepam Hydrochloride) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness, staggering, ataxia and falling have occurred, particularly in elderly or debilitated persons. Severe sedation, lethargy, disorientation and coma, probably indicative of drug intolerance or overdosage, have been reported.

Also reported were headache, heartburn, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gastrointestinal pain, nervousness, talkativeness, apprehension, irritability, weakness, palpitations, chest pains, body and joint pains and genitourinary complaints. There have also been rare occurrences of leukopenia, granulocytopenia, sweating, flushes, difficulty in focusing, blurred vision, burning eyes, faintness, hypotension, shortness of breath, pruritus, skin rash, dry mouth, bitter taste, excessive salivation, anorexia, euphoria, depression, slurred speech, confusion, restlessness, hallucinations, and elevated SGOT, SGPT, total and direct bilirubins, and alkaline phosphatase. Paradoxical reactions, eg, excitement, stimulation and hyperactivity, have also been reported in rare instances.

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

Withdrawal symptoms, similar in character to those noted with barbiturates and alcohol (convulsions, tremor, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating), have occurred following abrupt discontinuance of benzodiazepines. The more severe withdrawal symptoms have usually been limited to those patients who had received excessive doses over an extended period of time. Generally milder withdrawal symptoms (eg, dysphoria and insomnia) have been reported following abrupt discontinuance of benzodiazepines taken continuously at therapeutic levels for several months. Consequently, after extended therapy, abrupt discontinuation should generally be avoided and a gradual dosage tapering schedule followed. Addiction-prone individuals (such as drug addicts or alcoholics) should be under careful surveillance when receiving flurazepam or other psychotropic agents because of the predisposition of such patients to habituation and dependence.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED DALMANE SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Dalmane. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Dalmane side effects / adverse reactions in 47 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-01-04

Patient: 47 year old male

Reactions: Completed Suicide

Adverse event resulted in: death

Suspect drug(s):
Trazodone HCL
    Administration route: Oral

Chloral Hydrate
    Administration route: Oral

Dalmane
    Administration route: Oral

Mirtazapine
    Administration route: Oral

Buspirone HCL
    Administration route: Oral

Gabapentin
    Administration route: Oral

Venlafaxine
    Administration route: Oral

Zolpidem
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Dalmane side effects / adverse reactions in 21 year old female

Reported by a lawyer from United States on 2012-04-30

Patient: 21 year old female

Reactions: Physical Assault

Suspect drug(s):
Dalmane
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Suicidal Ideation
    Start date: 2011-05-01

Effexor XR
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Suicidal Ideation
    Start date: 2011-05-01



Possible Dalmane side effects / adverse reactions in 86 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-22

Patient: 86 year old male

Reactions: Malaise, Vision Blurred, Gait Disturbance, Headache, Asthenia, Tremor

Suspect drug(s):
Prilosec
    Administration route: Oral

Carafate

Dalmane

Atropine

Feldene

Codeine Sulfate

Medrol

Lasix



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Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2006-04-16

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