Lexotanil is a brand name for the medication known generically as bromazepam. It belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which are commonly prescribed for their anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), sedative, and muscle relaxant properties.
Bromazepam is used to treat various conditions, including anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and insomnia. It works by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which helps to reduce excessive brain activity and induce a calming effect.
As with other benzodiazepines, Lexotanil should be used with caution and under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, impaired coordination, and can be habit-forming if used for prolonged periods or in higher doses. Abrupt discontinuation after long-term use can lead to withdrawal symptoms. It is typically prescribed for short-term use to avoid dependence.
It’s important to note that this information is based on the knowledge available up until September 2021, and there may have been updates or changes since then. It is always advisable to consult a healthcare professional or pharmacist for the most recent and accurate information regarding medications.