Nitravet (Nitrazepam) The Most Effective Drug for Insomnia

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Nitravet is the most effective sleep inducing agent for treating Insomnia. Nitravet is an intermediate-acting hypnosedative benzodiazepine.

Nitravet is the most effective sleep inducing agent for treating Insomnia.


Nitravet is an intermediate-acting hypnosedative benzodiazepine. It is a product of Anglo French Drugs Ltd.


Nitravet is used to treat these diseases:


Infantile spasms

Insomnia particularly associated with the anxiety as well as pre-operative night insomnia

Myoclonic seizures


Nitravet is available in tablet form in 5 mg as well as 10 mg strengths in the blister strips having 10 tablets each.


Every Nitravet 10 tablet has Nitrazepam I.P. 10 mg

Recommended Dosage

For insomnia, Nitravet should be given in 5 to 10 mg, within 20 to 30 minutes prior to predictable sleeping time.

Elders: Elderly patients need be given around 2.5 mg.

Children: Child patients should be given between 0.25 to 3.0 mg per kg, during physical conditions like infantile spasm, Hypsarrhythmia, and Myoclonus.

How Nitravet Works?

Nitravet is the transitional acting benzodiazepine having efficient hypnotic action. It acts through interacting with the benzodiazepine receptors therefore potentiating GABA-mediated embarrassment of CNS. The foremost pharmacological action for Nitravet is the initiation of sleep having day anxiolytic cover while used in the suggested dosage. Nitravet encourages sleep 20 to 30 minutes after the oral dosage. The sleeping manner is not revoltingly altered. Sleep duration is amplified while sleep pattern is near to physiological pattern. Nighttime awakenings are also least with the general good quality sleep. After the exact dose, Nitravet encouraged sleep patient awakens feeling fresh. Postural balance, mental functioning, motor co-ordination, and the reaction time are not generally affected, after its usage in suggested dosage. Nitravet is having anti-convulsant activity. It is utilized in the myoclonic seizures and immature spasm in the children. Nitravet is completely and quickly absorbed after the oral dose. The hypnotic outcome comes within 20 to 30 minutes. It is having half-life of around 25 hrs. It is generally metabolized by the nitro reduction. Nothing like other benzodiazepines, metabolites are unmoving. The associated drugs do not overstate the metabolism of the Nitravet and there is not pharmacokinetic difference in elderly.

How Safe Nitravet is

Nitravet is usually well accepted as it is having extremely high therapeutic index. Side effects like those seen in the additional benzodiazepines are uncommon with the nitrazepam. Some of side effects of Nitravet observed are hangover, lightheadedness, slowing of reflexes, lassitude, amnesia, confusion, nausea, rebound insomnia, blurred vision, headache, dependence, and habituation. Nitravet is contraindicated in the myasthenia gravis and hypersensitivity. Alcohol as well as supplementary CNS depressants may enhance effects of Nitrazepam. Benzodiazepines can source floppy baby syndrome if taken during the pregnancy. Given this, because of the carefulness is advised, according to the principles, good clinical practice, and prior to prescribing the benzodiazepines to the pregnant women.

Always check with your doctor.

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Charlene Collins
Posted on Feb 14, 2011