Cozepam 5 mg contains 5 mg Diazepam in each tablet.
It is used in adults for the short-term relief (2-4 weeks) only, of anxiety which is severe, disabling, or subjecting the individual to unacceptable distress, occurring alone or in association with insomnia or short-term psychosomatic, organic or psychotic illness.
As an anxiolytic, the lowest effective dose should be employed; dosage regimes should not exceed beyond 4 weeks and treatment should be gradually withdrawn.
HOW TO USE
Adults: Anxiety states, obsessive-compulsive neuroses, and other psychiatric disorders: 5-30 mg daily in divided doses.
Insomnia associated with anxiety: 5-15 mg before retiring.
Cerebral palsy: 5-60 mg daily in divided doses.
Upper motor neuronic spasticity: 5-60 mg daily in divided doses.
Muscle spasm of varied aetiology, fibrositis, cervical spondylosis: 5-15 mg daily in divided doses.
Adjunct to the management of some types of epilepsy: 2-60 mg daily in divided doses.
Alcohol withdrawal: 5-20 mg, repeated if necessary in 2 to 4 hours.
Oral premedication in dental patients: 5 mg the night before, 5mg on waking and 5mg two hours before the appointment.
Oral Premedication before surgery: 5 mg-20 mg.
Paediatric population: Alternative presentations of diazepam are recommended for paediatric usage in order to obtain suitable doses of less than 5mg.
Spastic children with minimal brain damage: 5-40 mg daily in divided doses.
Oral Premedication before surgery (see section 4.4): 2 mg-10 mg
Diazepam is contra-indicated for patients with: • Hypersensitivity to the active substance, benzodiazepines or to any of the excipients.
• Phobic or obsessional states; chronic psychosis, hyperkinesis (paradoxical reactions may occur).
• Acute pulmonary insufficiency; respiratory depression, acute or chronic severe respiratory insufficiency (ventilatory failure may be exacerbated).
• Myasthenia gravis (condition may be exacerbated).
• Sleep apnoea (condition may be exacerbated).