Measurement of bromazepam levels in the blood is used when adjusting the dosage of the drug to ensure that its levels remain within acceptable limits.
Bromazepam (Lexotanil) belongs to the benzodiazepine group and is one of the most commonly prescribed anxiety medications. As with all benzodiazepines, the risk for rapid development of psychological and physical dependence is high. In addition, there are serious interactions with alcohol intake. Benzodiazepines can affect the ability to drive. Side effects of bromazepam include fatigue, sleepiness, confusion, paradoxical reactions, amnesia, hypoventilation, psychological and physical dependence.
Peak blood levels of bromazepam are reached 2-8 hours after oral administration. Like many other medicines, bromazepam should be maintained within a certain therapeutic range to avoid undesirable side effects. If drug levels are too high, toxicity may occur and if levels are too low, bromazepam may have no therapeutic effect.
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. The correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings, and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
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