When and How to Take Flurazepam

General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
  • Flurazepam comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth at bedtime.
  • Take it just before you are ready to go to bed, as it can work rather quickly in some people.
  • It can be taken with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see Dalmane Abuse).

Dosing Information

The dose of flurazepam that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Flurazepam Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Flurazepam

Flurazepam can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Flurazepam).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much flurazepam may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Decreased reflexes
  • Breathing problems
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension).
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Dalmane Overdose for more information.)

Flurazepam HCL Drug Information

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