Lorazepam Hemofarm 2.5 mg 20 tablets in Box

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  • 1. Name of the medicinal product
  • Lorazepam 2.5mg Tablets

    Pharmacodynamic properties

    Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine with anxiolytic, sedative and hypnotic properties.

    5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

    Lorazepam is almost completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and peak serum levels are reached in 2 hours. It is metabolised by a simple one-step process to a pharmacologically inert glucuronide. There are no major active metabolites. The elimination half-life is about 12 hours and there is minimal risk of excessive accumulation.

  • 2. Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Lorazepam 2.5mg Tablets contain 2.5mg of the active ingredient lorazepam.Lorazepam (INN, BAN) is chemically defined as 7-chloro-5-(0-chlorphenyl)-1,3-dihydro-3-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one.
  • 3. Pharmaceutical form
  • Lorazepam 2.5mg Tablets are yellow, capsule-shaped tablets, measuring approximately 4 x 8mm, plain on one face and ‘gp’ breakbar ’20’ on the other.
  • 4. Clinical particulars
  • 4.1 Therapeutic indications
  • FOR SHORT TERM (2-4 weeks only) USE (adults only)• Symptomatic relief of anxiety that is severe, disabling or subjecting the individual to unacceptable distress occurring alone or in association with insomnia or short-term psychometric, organic or psychotic illness.AS PREMEDICATION (adults and children 5 years and above)Before operative dentistry and general surgery

    NOT FOR USE

    • Long term (i.e. longer than 4 weeks)

    • For mild/moderate anxiety

    • For insomnia or anxiety in children

  • 4.2 Posology and method of administration
  • Route of administration: oral

    Treatment to be given:

    • Under close medical supervision

    • At the lowest effective dose

    • For the shortest possible duration (not exceeding 4 weeks)

    Doses should be individualised

    Extension of use should not take place without further clinical evaluation

    Chronic use not recommended (little is known of the long term safety and efficacy; potential for dependence–see section 4.4

    When treatment is started the patient should be informed that

    • treatment will be of limited duration

    • the dosage will be progressively decreased

    • there is a possibility of rebound phenomena

    Dosage:

    Adults:

    Anxiety: 1-4mg daily in divided doses.

    Insomnia: 1-2mg before retiring

    Premedication before operative dentistry or general surgery:

    2-3mg the night before operation 2-4mg one to two hours before the procedure

    Elderly:

    The elderly may respond to lower doses (half normal adult dose or less)

    Children (aged 5-13 years):

    Premedication: 0.5-2.5mg at 0.05mg/kg to the nearest 0.5mg according to weight, not less than one hour before operation.

    Patients with Renal or Hepatic impairment:

    Lower doses may be sufficient in these patients (See section 4.4). Use in patients with severe hepatic insufficiency is contraindicated. (See section 4.6).

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