Prazepam is used to relieve anxiety and nervousness.


What is Prazepam?


Prazepam is a benzodiazepine. It acts by reducing the activity of the central nervous system.


How should Prazepam be taken?


Prazepam is administered orally, in the form of tablets, capsules or drops.


Side effects associated with Prazepam


Among the possible adverse effects of Prazepam are included:


  • Sleep problems
  • Nightmares
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, incoordination or unsteadiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


It is important to contact a doctor immediately if taking Prazepam triggers any of the following symptoms:


  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling of face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Mood changes, excitability or aggression
  • Physical disability
  • Muscle cramps
  • Restlessness
  • Tremors
  • Weakness or tiredness


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Prazepam


Prazepam can compromise the ability to drive or operate hazardous machinery. This side effect can be aggravated by alcohol or other medicines.


Moreover, before taking Prazepam it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients, other medicines (especially to other benzodiazepines), food or any other substance
  • You are taking other medications, herbal remedies and supplements, in particular bosentan, cimetidine, disulfiram, female hormones, kava, melatonin, St. John's wort, valerian, imatinib, isoniazid, drugs against anxiety, insomnia, depression or psychiatric problems, antifungals, AIDS or HIV drugs, nicardipine, painkillers, probenecid, rifampin, rifapentine, rifabutin or other antibiotics, medicines for colds, hay fever, allergies, high blood pressure or heartbeat problems, anticonvulsants, theophylline, zafirlukast and zileuton
  • You suffer (or have suffered) from alcohol or drug abuse, depression or psychosis, kidney, liver or lung disease, breathing problems, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson's disease, porphyria, snoring breath, suicidal thoughts
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding


Lastly, it is important to inform physicians, surgeons and dentists about ongoing treatment with Prazepam prior to any procedure.