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Generical name: flurazepam (also known as flurazepam). flure-AZ-epam [flure-AZ-e-pam]
Drug class: benzodiazepines

It is believed that the Dalmane brand name was removed within the U.S. If the generic versions of this product were approved by the FDA, There may be similar generic versions available.

What is Dalmane?

Dalmane is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that is used to treat insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep). Dalmane could also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Dalmane

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms warning signs of an allergic response, such as itching, nausea, vomiting, breathing problems, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Dalmane can slur or even cease breathing, particularly in the event that you've recently consumed alcohol or an opioid. Someone who cares for you needs to seek urgent medical attention if you experience breath that is slow, with long pauses or blue-colored lips, or if it is difficult to get up.

Dalmane may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Confusion, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations;
  • Trouble with thinking, strange thoughts, or behaviors;
  • Severe daytime drowsiness; or
  • New, or even worsening.

A few people who are using dalmane have been involved in activities such as eating, driving, walking, making phone calls, or having sexual relations, later forgetting about the event. Inform your doctor in the event that this occurs to you.

Dizziness or drowsiness can persist for longer in older individuals. Be careful to stay away from falls or sustaining an injury accidentally.

Common adverse effects of dalmane can include:

  • Drowsiness, dizziness, feeling light-headed;
  • Loss of coordination or
  • Falling or stumbling.

After stopping taking Dalmane, get medical assistance immediately if you are experiencing symptoms like strange muscle movements, being more agitated or talkative, or abrupt and drastic changes in behavior or mood such as hallucinations, confusion, seizures, or suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

The withdrawal symptoms of some people can last for a period of 12 months or more following the abrupt discontinuation of Dalmane. Inform your doctor whether you suffer from an ongoing problem with anxiety or depression, problems with your memory or thinking troubles sleeping or sleeping, ringing in your ears or ears, a prickly or burning sensation, or a crawling sensation in your skin.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Lorazepam, Melatonin, Zolpidem, Diphenhydramine, Ativan, and Ambien


Dalmane may slow or stop your breathing, particularly when you've recently taken an opioid drug and/or alcohol. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Make sure the medication is stored in a location where other people are unable to access it. Do not stop taking Dalmane without consulting your physician. You could experience life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if you quit using the medication suddenly after long-term usage. Certain withdrawal symptoms can last for 12 months or more.

Get medical assistance immediately when you stop taking Dalmane and are experiencing symptoms that include: abnormal muscle movements; becoming more energetic, talkative, or agitated; sudden and drastic changes in behavior or mood such as hallucinations, confusion, anxiety, seizures, or even thoughts of suicide.

Prior to use this drug

You shouldn't take Dalmane if you have an allergy to any of the benzodiazepines (Dalmane diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, Versed, Klonopin, and others).

Do not take it when you are pregnant. If you use Dalmane during pregnancy, your child could be born with withdrawal symptoms that are life-threatening and might require medical attention for a few weeks. Utilize the most effective contraception during the use of this medicine. Stop taking this medication and inform your doctor if you become pregnant.

Speak to your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs.
  • Depression, mental illness, or
  • Suicidal ideas or actions.

How to take Dalmane?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Don't use Dalmane in higher amounts or for a longer period than the prescribed Talk to your doctor if you notice an increase in your desire to take more of this medication.

Do not share this medication with anyone else, particularly those who have an addiction history. In the wrong hands, it could lead to addiction, overdose, or death. Make sure the medicine is kept in a place where no one else can access it. Giving away or selling this medication is against the law.

Use this medicine only if you are getting ready to go to bed for many hours of rest. It is possible to fall asleep quickly after taking the medication. Contact your doctor if insomnia doesn't improve when you take Dalmane for 7–10 nights or you notice any behavior or mood changes. Insomnia could be a sign of mental illness, depression, or a medical condition.

Do not stop taking Dalmane without consulting with your doctor. There is a risk of developing severe withdrawal symptoms that could be life-threatening if you abruptly stop taking the medication after long-term usage. Keep your medicine at room temperature and free of heat and moisture. Store your medicine in a location where no one will use it in a way that isn't safe. The symptoms of insomnia can return in the event that you stop using Dalmane after several months.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Dalmane is used when you need it. If you're following a regular dosing regimen, take a break from any dose missed. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek immediate attention. You can also make a call for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Flurazepam is a poison that could be fatal when taken along with alcohol, opioid medication, or any other drug that can result in drowsiness or slow breathing.

Overdose symptoms can include confusion, drowsiness, and slurred speech. Other symptoms include breath that is shallow or weak or the onset of a coma.

What should be avoided?

Avoid drinking or consuming alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death may occur.

It is possible to experience a sense of sleepiness the next day after you have taken Dalmane. Wait until you're fully awake before you can drive, operate machinery, or engage in any activity that requires your being awake. The way you react could be impaired.

The drowsiness that occurs during the day may last some days following the time you stop taking Dalmane. Drowsiness may cause accidents, falls, or serious injuries.

Interaction with other drugs

Utilizing Dalmane together with other medicines that cause you to sleep or cause breathing to slow down could result in dangerous adverse effects or even the death of a person. Ask your doctor prior to taking opioids or a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication for seizures or anxiety.

Other medications can affect Dalmane, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about any other medications you take.