Nipam Tablet 10’s belongs to a group of medications called ‘benzodiazepines’ (BZD) primarily used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia and prevention of seizures (fits) due to epilepsy. An anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by excessive fear or worry, that affects individual daily activities. Epilepsy is a brain-related neurological disorder characterized by episodes of seizures (fits) due to a chemical change in the brain cells (neurons) that leads to a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain followed by sudden jerky movements of limbs or a part of the body. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder in which a person finds difficulty in feeling asleep or staying asleep.
Nipam Tablet 10’s contain ‘Nitrazepam’ that works by increasing levels of brain cells (neurons) calming chemical, known as gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA), in your brain that helps to relieve anxiety, prevents further seizures attacks (fits), and relaxes tense muscles. Besides this, Nipam Tablet 10’s relieves temporary insomnia (sleeplessness) due to anxiety disorder. Nipam Tablet 10’s is not recommended for mild to moderate anxiety and tension related to day-to-day life.
Take Nipam Tablet 10’s as your doctor has prescribed it. You may experience daytime drowsiness, loss of coordination, nightmares, headache, light-headedness, or dizziness in some cases. Most of these side effects of Nipam Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to Nipam Tablet 10’s or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Do not take Nipam Tablet 10’s if you have any lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), sleeping disorder or difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver or kidney disease. Nipam Tablet 10’s is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Nipam Tablet 10’s is a habit-forming drug and hence there is a risk of dependence on Nipam Tablet 10’s. So, before stopping Nipam Tablet 10’s, contact a doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremor or general unwell feeling.
Anxiety disorder, Epilepsy (fits), Insomnia (sleeplessness)
You can take Nipam Tablet 10’s with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Like all medicines, Nipam Tablet 10’s can cause side effects such as drowsiness during the day, a feeling of emptiness, reduced alertness, confusion, tiredness, loss of coordination, headache, nightmares, dizziness, muscle weakness, poor muscle coordination and double vision. Most of these side effects of Nipam Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Do not take Nipam Tablet 10’s if you are known to be allergic to Nitrazepam or other benzodiazepines class of medicines like clonazepam, lorazepam, diazepam etc. Nipam Tablet 10’s is not recommended for use below 18 years of age. Do not take Nipam Tablet 10’s if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. Nipam Tablet 10’s should be used with caution in elderly patients above 65 years as there is an increased risk of adverse reactions such as drowsiness, dizziness, and muscle weakness. Inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), drug addiction, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, narrow-angle glaucoma, kidney/liver problem before taking Nipam Tablet 10’s. Taking Nipam Tablet 10’s with opioid pain killer medicines (like codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone) can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, and even death. Nipam Tablet 10’s should be taken with extreme caution in patients who have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse. If you feel excess suicidal thoughts, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances (apnoea), dizziness, or, sleepiness let your doctor know about this.