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What Is Abboxide?

Abboxide is a prescribed medication primarily used as a sedative. It is usually administered to people suffering from anxiety, individuals with alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and patients who are about to undergo surgery. Because of its anticonvulsant, hypnotic, anxiolytic, and muscle relaxant properties, it eases the nerves and produces a tranquilizing effect to the body.

Dosage And Administration

Abboxide can either be taken orally or intravenously. The administration of the drug should be determined by the doctor based on the specific needs and condition of the patient. The dosage will also vary depending on the age of the patient and the process by which it is administered. While undergoing medication, regular checkups and tests should be conducted. Based on the patient’s response to the treatment, the doctors will determine the efficacy of the medicine, as well as the need to either increase or decrease the amount administered.

Side Effects And Adverse Effects

Abbroxide can be addictive. This is why it is imperative that it be taken strictly according to the prescription of the doctor. If the medication is taken longer than is prescribed by the doctor, the patient can grow dependent on the drug. Because of this, it is common that the doctor will gradually decrease the amount being administered to the patient before completely discontinuing the use of the medicine.

Despite its many uses, Abboxide also has a number of side effects. Some of the more common ones include drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, vomiting, and vertigo. Prolonged administration to the medication may produce more serious side effects that need to be brought to medical attention immediately. These include tremors, increased or decreased sexual drive, stomach upset, sore throat, difficulty in urinating, difficulty in walking, talking, and urinating, yellowish eyes and skin, and mood swings.

Since a lack of limb coordination and blurriness of vision are side effects of the medication, doctors advise the patient not to engage in physical activities that require alertness or much physical exertion. This includes driving, using heavy machinery, and performing extreme sports.

Health problems like lung and heart disorders, arterial problems, liver and kidney problems, and blood disorders must be brought to the attention of the doctor before being administered to Abboxide as it may worsen the patient’s condition. A history in substance abuse and drug or alcohol addiction must also be made known to the doctor, and the intake of alcoholic beverages is best limited or altogether avoided by the patient.

Warning For Certain Patients

The application for Abboxide should be avoided in infants as it may cause hypothermia, temporary muscular hypotonia, and respiratory failure. Administration of Abboxide during pregnancy may drastically change the heart rate of the fetus. This is why pregnant women and nursing mothers are not allowed to use Abboxide unless in case of extreme measures or unless authorized by their doctor.

Patients of advanced age are more sensitive to drowsiness and should be more careful when undergoing the treatment.

Abboxide Drug Interactions

The patient must inform the doctor if other medications and treatments are being used before simultaneously going under treatment with Abboxide. This is because there are several medications that will interact adversely when used with the drug. These include other sedatives, antidepressants, anti-seizure medicines, antacids, pain relievers, psychiatric medicines, muscle relaxants, and other tranquilizers.

Smoking also decreases the efficacy of the medication. It is advisable that the patient inform the doctor if he or she is a smoker or has recently quit smoking in order for the proper dosage to be determined.

Pharmacological Facts Of Abboxide

Abboxide has the molecular formula of C16H14ClN3O. Its chemical IUPAC name is 10-chloro-3-hydroxy-N-methyl-2-phenyl-3,6-diazabicyclo [5.4.0] undeca-1,6,8,10-tetraen-5-imine. It has a molecular weight of 299.755 g/mol and is made available in 5 mg capsules, 10 mg capsules, and 25 mg capsules.

The generic name for Abboxide is chlordiazepoxide, but its brand names are known to be the following:
Viopsicol, Tropium, Silibrin, Risolid, Radepur, Psicosan, Novo-Poxide, Napton, Multum, Mildmen, Mesural, Menrium, Lygen, Limbitrol, Librium, Libritabs, Librinin, Librelease, Librax, Kalmocaps, Ifibrium, Helogaphen, Elenium, Eden, Decacil, Control, Contol, Clordiazepossido, Clopoxide, Chlozepid, Chlorodiazepoxide, Chloridiazepoxide, Chloridiazepide, Chloridazepoxide, Chlordiazepoxidum, Chlordiazepoxid, Chlordiazachel, Chloradiazepoxide, and Balance.

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