What is Lexotan used for?


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Lexotan is a commercial type of Bromazepam, which, along with Lectopam, Lexilium, Lexaurin, Brazepam, Rekotnil, Bromaze, Somalium and Lexotanil, is a derivative of benzodiazepine. These medications are anti-anxiety medications with similar effects to Valium. They are primarily used to treat anxiety or panic states, though they can also be used as premedication prior to minor surgery.

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What is Lexotan used for?
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Lexotan, like all benzodiazepines, works by interacting with brain chemicals to treat stress and anxiety. This medication is too strong to be used for the stress of day-to-day life and should only be used in cases where doctors explicitly prescribe a benzodiazepine. Lexotan should only be taken for short periods of time, usually from two to four weeks. Medication for longer periods of time should only be used if recommended by a doctor. Lexotan is addictive and can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription.

Use of the drug prior to minor surgery is not to aid with sedation, but rather to help alleviate anxiety prior to the operation.

The side-effects of Lexotan are similar to other benzodiazepines, including drowsiness, sedation, ataxia, memory impairment and dizziness. More severe side-effects can include anterograde amnesia, amnesic automatism and dystonia, a neurological disorder. These effects are rare though, and most patients who take Lexotan only suffer from the minor effects.

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