The medicines belonging to the benzodiazepine class of medicines have anti-analgesic as well as hypnotic properties. These are the key properties to treat several symptoms and mental health disorders. One such medicine that is widely used for this very purpose Normaxin RT tablet.
What is Normaxin RT?
Manufactured and marketed by Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Normaxin RT medicine is available as an over-the-counter product at pharmacist shops all across the globe. Normaxin RT is a combination of four medicines that each have separate functionalities, which makes Normaxin RT a versatile medicine that provides multiple benefits. However, since Normaxin RT has such an extensive list of ingredients, it increases the chances of an allergic reaction among patients. An allergy can be induced when the patient is allergic to even one component of the Normaxin RT medicine, which can induce severely problematic side effects in the patient.
Uses and Benefits of Normaxin RT:
Normaxin RT medication is prescribed to patients for the prevention and treatment of the following medical conditions:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Acid peptic diseases
- Anxiety disorders
- Gastric ulcer
- Abdomen and/or stomach pain
- Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and other drugs
- Colic pain
- Benign duodenal ulcer
- Swelling of the oesophagus
- Periodic muscle spasms
- Muscle cramps
- Motion sickness
- Inability to control urine
- Oesophageal irritation
Due to its hypnotic properties, Normaxin RT is often prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety-related disorders to produce a calming effect. It can also serve as a mild anesthetic agent in some scenarios.
Side Effects of Normaxin RT:
Apart from the intended effect, medicines may sometimes induce unwanted side effects due to drug interactions and/or allergies. Some of the possible side effects a patient may experience while taking Normaxin RT regularly include but are not limited to the following:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Excessive sleepiness
- Impaired coordination
- Confusion/fogginess in the mine
- Flu-like symptoms, including vomiting and fever
- Difficulty in urination
The patient may also experience other side effects in case they happen to be allergic to one or more components of the Normaxin RT. Should such a situation arise, the patient must immediately seek medical advice from a doctor that is well aware of their medical history and get appropriate readjustment or replacement of the medicine.
Common Dosages of Normaxin RT:
The suggested dose for Normaxin RT tablet is dependent on the medical condition of the patient as well as the severity of the same. It is advised that the medicine is swallowed whole by the patient, without chewing, crushing, or breaking it.
Normaxin RT must always be taken on an empty stomach and should be taken at the same time each day to achieve the best results.
Composition and Nature of Normaxin RT:
There are four distinct medicinal compounds present in each Normaxin RT tablet, which are as follows:
Chlordiazepoxide is a sedative and a hypnotic drug that is primarily prescribed for the treatment of acute anxiety disorders, as well as alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Other less common uses of the chemical compound include administration to the patient to reduce anxiety before undergoing surgery. The main function of chlordiazepoxide is to act on the central nervous system and produce a calming sensation in the body.
Clidinium is another component of Normaxin RT, which is an anticholinergic drug. It is generally used to relieve the symptoms of cramping and abdominal pain. Clidinium helps in relieving stomach pain by decreasing the number of acids present in the stomach, as well as by slowing down the work rate of the intestines.
Dicyclomine is primarily used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It does so by treating muscle spasms in the digestive tract through muscle relaxation. The muscles to be relaxed are chosen at random to achieve quick and efficient relief.
Rabeprazole inhibits the production of gastric acid in the stomach of the patient. This helps to treat medical conditions caused to excessive gastric acid production in the body.
How It Works?
Since Normaxin RT is a combination of four different medicines, its effectiveness is dependent on the separate mechanisms of the said medicines. Chlordiazepoxide promotes the action of a chemical messenger that suppresses all abnormal nerve cell activity. Dicyclomine and clidinium work to relax the muscle in the digestive tract through muscle relaxation. They also inhibit muscle contractions.
Rabeprazole inhibits the pumping of protons and production of gastric acid in the stomach, thereby relieving all symptoms of gastric acid-related medical complications.
Precautions and Warnings – When to Avoid It?
- Normaxin RT must never be mixed with the consumption of alcohol, because it increases acidity, and may cause heartburn. This leads to worsening of the medical condition by decreasing the effectiveness of the medicine.
- It is not advised for use by pregnant as well as lactating women, as the chemical compounds present in the Normaxin RT tablet may pose a significant risk to the baby.
- Kidney, as well as liver patients, are advised to use Normaxin RT with caution as it may aggravate pre-existing kidney/liver conditions of the patient.
- People with a history of glaucoma and/or drug or substance abuse must only consume Normaxin RT after seeking advice from a medical expert.
- Only patients with anxiety disorders may need to increase their dosage up to three or four tablets per day. In other cases, overdose may cause severe (even fatal) side effects in the patient.
- The medicine must always be stored at a cool and dry place.
Substitutes of Normaxin RT:
It is tough to find appropriate substitutes for Normaxin RT due to its heterogeneous composition. Coliwin R capsule manufactured by Mankind Pharma Ltd is one suitable alternative that can provide the combined benefits of Normaxin RT. Other than that, separate medications can be taken to treat specific medical conditions.