Doctor insights on: Lexatan

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I have been on lexotan 3mg for 17 years. I had been taking when I need it. But now my anxiety isn't good so I am taking it everyday.

I have been on lexotan 3mg for 17 years. I had been taking when I need it. But now my anxiety isn't good so I am taking it everyday.

Lexotan/bromazepam: Is a sedative, that acts on the same brain centers as alcohol. Both are calming, both are potentially addictive, and both can actually increase anxiety with long-term use. Anxiety is a natural response to danger -think 'fight or flight'- but when experienced every day, it's out of control. You can learn to control your anxiety w/cognitive-behavioral therapy rather than relying on a drug. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will I feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to?

Dr prescribed lexotan 3mg for a week for anxiety. When the week is over will I feel better when I stop taking it? Would it fix what it had to?

Not likely. SSRI's: Or any anti-depressant/anti-anxiety meds will mask the symptom or change your nervous system's way of experiencing it, but won't change much else. It will give you more confidence to deal with situations, if the med works, which is what you need to learn to do without the meds, sooner or later. If you have an underlying physical cause, you may need to stay on the meds longer. ...Read more

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I am on lexotan 3mg for 17 years because I suffer anxiety. I feel I should take it everyday. Is this a good idea.

I am on lexotan 3mg for 17 years because I suffer anxiety. I feel I should take it everyday. Is this a good idea.

You may get: Differing input from different providers on this. Lexotan is for short-term treatment of anxiety or panic attacks. Some people do used benzodiazapines long term - however, when possible, I try to limit length of time my patients are on benzodizapines. ...Read more

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Tampered n stopped TCA 5 months ago. Tampered and stopped Lexotan 3 months ago. Everything good except very poor quality sleep since all meds stopped.

Tampered n stopped TCA 5 months ago. Tampered and stopped Lexotan 3 months ago. Everything good except very poor quality sleep since all meds stopped.

Sleep hygiene: If your sleep situation is good: quiet, dark, comfortable then you might try some OTC remedies such as Melatonin. If this is not successful talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi just askin if I took a quarter of a lexotan pill yesteday at rwnd eight wud ibe able to take a half of a 500 microgram Xanax (alprazolam) 2day for stagefright?

Hi just askin if I took a quarter of a lexotan pill yesteday at rwnd eight wud ibe able to take a half of a 500 microgram Xanax (alprazolam) 2day for stagefright?

Stage fright or: Performance anxiety is best treated with a beta blocker called propranolol. It does not have potential abuse and does not make you tired. Anxiety causes our heart to race, hands to tremble, tongue to shake. Xanax (alprazolam) and other sedatives will relax your muscles and affect your memory. Ask your doctor for beta blockers which are effective and safe to take short before stage time or flying. ...Read more

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Does Lexotan cause dry eyes? Taking 0.75mg daily.

Does Lexotan cause dry eyes? Taking 0.75mg daily.

Not listed: Dry eyes are not listed as a side effect but there is a history of some antidepressants having that side effect. Middle age is a time of life that many people do suffer this condition and you might ask your PCP, opthalmologist or a pharmacist for ideas. Drinking lots of water may help and using good OTC eye moisturizers. Take care, best wishes! ...Read more

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Are Enalapril, losatan used only in pregnant women with hypertension?

Are Enalapril, losatan used only in pregnant women with hypertension?

BP in pregnancy: Drugs of the ACE-I class, Enalapril and the angiogtension receptor blocker class, losartan cannot be used in pregnant women. They must be taken off those drugs as soon as they find out that they are pregnant. Other drugs can safely be used to treat hypertension in pregnancy other than those. ...Read more

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My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

My pediatrician thinks my 3 month old has a urachal cyst. What is this in leamans terms, how's it treated, and should I be concerned?

See below: It is a connection between the umbilical cord site, belly button, and the bladder. This is a normal part of fetal development but should have closed. If there is a cyst, it will be surgically corrected. ...Read more

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Been taking Lexotan 0.375mg for 2 years. Withdrawing Lexotan from 0.375mg to 0.1875mg. Can this cause tingling sensation on R palm and dizziness?

Been taking Lexotan 0.375mg for 2 years. Withdrawing Lexotan from 0.375mg to 0.1875mg. Can this cause tingling sensation on R palm and dizziness?

Yes.: Unusual tingling of the hands, arms, and feet occasionally occur as part of the reduction of benzodiazepines. There have been some proposed mechanism but uncertain as yet. They can occur for months, so be patient. ...Read more

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20/f. Doc prescribed me with lexotan & cipralex for anxiety disorder. Should I take them, need opinion please. Don't want to become addictes to pills.

20/f. Doc prescribed me with lexotan & cipralex for anxiety disorder. Should I take them, need opinion please. Don't want to become addictes to pills.

Yes with Lexotan: Lexaton can be addictive coz its a benzodiazepine. Take it as needed only, for instance at the onset of an anxiety attack. Cipralex is a different class of medicine which is non addictive and you have to take it everyday chronically regardless of the symptoms. The onset of action is slow, it might take 2-4 weeks to see some benefit. ...Read more

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GAD. On Dothiepin 31.25mg Lexotan 0.375mg for 1 year What's the safe way to taper off Dothiepin so I don't get depression after I stop? Safe to 1/2 it?

GAD. On Dothiepin 31.25mg Lexotan 0.375mg for 1 year What's the safe way to taper off Dothiepin so I don't get depression after I stop? Safe to 1/2 it?

Slowly taper, but..: If you are only taking the Dothiepin once a day then cutting it in half for a few weeks and then down to a fourth for a few weeks should be a good taper off. However, please understand that tapering off prevents withdrawal side effects it does not prevent recurrent depression. If you still have depression and taper off then the depression can recur. Tapering lexotan is more complicated, see MD ...Read more

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Severe dry eyes. Reduced Dothiepin 31.25mg to 12.5mg last night. Upped Lexotan 0.375mg to 1.5mg. Suffer from anxiety, etc. How long will symptoms last?

Severe dry eyes. Reduced Dothiepin 31.25mg to 12.5mg last night. Upped Lexotan 0.375mg to 1.5mg. Suffer from anxiety, etc. How long will symptoms last?

Anxiety, med changes: Since you are obviously not in the USA (both meds are not available in America), Its essential any Med changes should be made by a psychiatrist and NOT yourself, since you might not need a prescription to get psychotropic meds where you are. Lexotan (bromazepam) is highly addictive, so caution is advised. You might need a newer med (e.g SSRI, SNRI) in place of a TCA like dothiapen). SEE A DOC! ...Read more

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1 year on benzos: Lexotan 3mg a day for 6 m, Tranxene 10mg a day for 4 m, Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg a day for 2 m and now on Klonopin 0.5mg a day. HOW to taper?

Clarification: Just to clarify - It sounds like you are only taking the Klonopin (clonazepam) currently? You can titrate off of Klonopin (clonazepam) by decreasing dose to 0.25 mg every 12 hours x 7 days then 0.25 mg. At night only x 5 days, then discontinue. This method works very well for my pts. And avoids the unpleasant side effects. You can be more aggressive, but I find greater success occurs with the slow method. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?

Some.: You are on a low dose antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. Yes some medication especially anti-psychotic medications can cause muscle tightness but I think the tightness is still from anxiety itself. You need to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Taking Lexotan 0.75mg for GAD. Dry eyes. Can't take antidepressant. Will Lexotan lose its effect after some time n cause more anxiety?

Taking Lexotan 0.75mg for GAD. Dry eyes. Can't take antidepressant. Will Lexotan lose its effect after some time n cause more anxiety?

Not for long term: Lexotan (bromazepam) is an addicting benzodiapine drug. It is only to be used short term and on an occasional basis. There are much better choices of meds. Behavioral therapy is darn-near essential for effective control and may decrease medication usage. Don't drive or operate heavy machinery or engage in hazardous activities while taking it. Tolerance can develop too, with regular use. ...Read more

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