The medication bromazepam is available under numerous brand names, including Lexotanil in some countries. Lexotanil is a sedative and muscle relaxant categorized as a benzodiazepine, and is similar to diazepam (Valium). Many side effects are possible.
Doctors prescribe Lexotanil to relieve anxiety, panic attacks and tension. It also is used to decrease symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or opiate drugs, and for short-term treatment of insomnia.
Common Side Effects
The most common Lexotanil side effects include drowsiness, dizziness and coordination problems. Some patients experience dry mouth, headache, lightheadedness, slurred speech or upset stomach.
Prolonged use of Lexotanil can cause psychological and physical dependence. Patients who take Lexotanil on a regular basis should never abruptly discontinue using it because severe withdrawal effects can result.
Concerns for Women
Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should not take Lexotanil because it causes severe birth defects. Lexotanil also should not be used by women who are breastfeeding.
People with certain health conditions may not be able to safely take Lexotanil. These include kidney or liver disease, myasthenia gravis, depression or a history of drug or alcohol dependency.