Dalmadorm is the common name for Flurazepam which is a benzodiazepine class medication. Dalmadorm is frequently sold as and Dalmane in South Africa as a prescribed drug this drug is used to treat a sleep disorder (insomnia). It may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and sleep better by reducing nighttime awakenings. Flurazepam is a benzodiazepine.
Facts on insomnia medications
Because insomnia is usually transient, short-term use is usually sufficient. Long-term hypnotic use is usually not advised and should only be done after a thorough patient evaluation.
Flourazepam was first licensed for medical use in 1968 by Roche Pharmaceuticals. The drug was one of the first benzo hypnotics (sleeping pills) to be sold. When its sole manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, stopped making it in January 2019, it was temporarily unavailable in the US.
Dalmadorm is prescribed as a schedule 5 psychotropic substance classed as benzodiazepine which only a doctor can prescribe. This high scheduling in South Africa means that all South African medical professionals prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Dalmadorm, and Dalmane) which contain Flurazepam must maintain a national name register record of prescription allocations as it is a controlled substance in South African legislation.
The reason for this high scheduling for Flurazepam, and Dalmane and other benzodiazepine medications is due to the fact that psychoactive drugs like Dalmadorm affect the chemical composition of the brain and nervous system and are thus capable of affecting your emotions, mind and elements of your behaviours.
Psychoactive compounds like Flurazepam has tolerance factors that can lead to substance use disorders (even if used as directed) and the medication may impede your cognitive function. Therefore, Dalmadorm should only be taken as recommended by your medical practitioner.
Mixing Dalmadorm with other alcohol or drugs has a significant potential to cause adverse reactions that further increases the chance of an overdose or even death. Flurazepam’s mellow effect may make one feel happy and relaxed, reducing stress and producing a calming effect. Flurazepam intoxicated people may slur their words or even fall over.
What does Dalmadorm do?
Dalmadorm attaches to receptors in your nervous system and brain. This boosts the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) chemicals. This helps to produce a deactivated effect in your brain. Flurazepam is a central nervous system depressant and it may be provided as hypnotic medication.
Seeing as the function of Dalmadorm slows down your bodies nervous system and you can enter more relaxed states of wellbeing. This relaxation becomes the main draw factor for many people who struggle underlying or constant states of stress and anxiety inside their life that cause the insomnia related conditions.
It won’t take the mind long to conclude that medications will work for reducing many insomnia symptoms. For this reason many individuals become addicted to Dalmadorm even using it as directed by their medical professional. Tolerance to and withdrawal from Flurazepam builds relatively rapidly and in so doing the pressure for increasing the dosage.
Dalmadorm used to treat insomnia
Many people that struggle with insomnia can find short to medium term relief in Flurazepam (Dalmadorm, and Dalmane) prescriptions. In most cases, benzodiazepines like Dalmadorm are a short-term solution that should be employed in conjunction with psychotherapy and changes to your lifestyle to best manage the underlying causes of insomnia conditions. This may include more sustainable alterations to your mental health, diet and sleep.
Dalmadorm is taken orally in a suspension or tablet form. Most benzodiazepines are available in two delivery option, short-release and long-release. In many cases, Dalmadorm will stay in your body for around 10 days or 5 “half-lives” to metabolise Flurazepam from the body. Short metabolising benzodiazepines maintain a short half-life meaning that they are processed faster by the body. Conversely, long-acting benzodiazepines take longer to be metabolised by the body.
Dalmadorm Withdrawal and Detox
Even when used as prescribed, Dalmadorm may cause emotional or physical dependence. Once the addiction cycle begins, your body adapts and you will need to keep taking Dalmadorm to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Dalmadorm can have a potentially dangerous withdrawal so you should never try to go “cold turkey” and should seek the advice of a professional before attempting to withdrawal from Dalmadorm. Depending on how much Dalmadorm you are on, an abrupt withdrawal can trigger a seizure, coma, and other potentially fatal outcomes.
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