This medicine is a benzodiazepine used to treat nervousness or anxiety, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. IF YOU ALSO TAKE CLOZAPINE, do not take it within 2 hours before or after taking this medicine. These doses must be separated. Check with your doctor if you have questions. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container, away from heat, moisture, and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking sodium oxybate (GHB). ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking cimetidine, clozapine, disulfiram, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir), hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills), hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), methadone, nefazodone, omeprazole, rifampin, or valproic acid. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including, glaucoma, liver or kidney problems, seizures, muscle problems, a blood disorder, lung problems, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have a history of mental or mood problems (eg, depression), suicidal thoughts or actions, psychosis, or a history of alcohol or substance abuse or dependence. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or severe liver disease. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include blurred vision; clumsiness; confusion; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; lightheadedness; nervousness; stomach upset; unsteadiness; or unusual weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience decreased urination or change in the amount of urine produced; double vision; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, depression, agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, inability to sit still); new or worsening seizures; slurred speech; suicidal thoughts or actions; tremor; or trouble sleeping. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
IF OVERDOSE IS SUSPECTED, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include clumsiness; confusion; deep sleep; drowsiness; impaired coordination; loss of consciousness; or slow reflexes.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets.