Nitrazolam is a triazolobenzodiazepine (TBZD) , which are benzodiazepine (BZD) derivatives, that has been sold online as a designer drug.
It is closely related to Clonazolam or Flunitrazolam, only differing by the removal of a Chlorine or Fluorine group respectively at the benzene ring.
A study in mice indicated that nitrazolam can be several times more potent than diazepam as an antagonist of electroshock-induced tonic-extensor convulsions but less potent than diazepam at preventing the righting reflex.
Nitrazolam has been used as an example compound to demonstrate the microscale synthesis of reference materials utilizing polymer‐supported reagents.
This medication is used to treat a sleeping problem (insomnia). It is also used to treat certain types of seizures.
HOW TO USE
Take this medication by mouth. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor’s approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well. Consult your doctor if this medication stops working well. If this is used to treat insomnia, take the dose just before bedtime.
Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, or loss of coordination may occur. Headache, stomach upset, mental confusion, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting rarely occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat, changes in vision, slurred speech, confusion, depression, irritability, behavioral changes. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.