Faustan

A benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, muscle relaxant, and amnesic properties and a long duration of action. Its actions are mediated by enhancement of gamma-aminobutyric acid activity. It is used in the treatment of severe anxiety disorders, as a hypnotic in the short-term management of insomnia, as a sedative and premedicant, as an anticonvulsant, and in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p589)

Faustan - Pharmacology:

Benzodiazepines bind nonspecifically to benzodiazepine receptors which mediate sleep, affects muscle relaxation, anticonvulsant activity, motor coordination, and memory. As benzodiazepine receptors are thought to be coupled to gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABAA) receptors, this enhances the effects of GABA by increasing GABA affinity for the GABA receptor. Binding of GABA to the site opens the chloride channel, resulting in a hyperpolarized cell membrane that prevents further excitation of the cell.

Faustan for patients

This medicine is used to treat anxiety. This medicine is used to calm you.
It may be prescribed for patients who have trouble sleeping, Take this
medicine exactly as directed. It may be taken with food or milk if stomach
upset occurs, this medicine may cause drowsiness, possible drug interactions
may occur with other sedating medications or pain medications. Talk to your
doctor if you are taking any medications for depression, pain, or seizures.
Other sedative medications including over-the-counter antihistimines can
increase the side effects of this medicine and should be used cautiously.

Faustan Interactions

No information provided.

 

Faustan Contraindications

Valium Injection is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to this drug; acute narrow angle glaucoma; and open angle glaucoma unless patients are receiving appropriate therapy.

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