All patients taking Sobril should be carefully monitored and routine repeat prescriptions should be avoided. Patients who have taken benzodiazepines for a long time may require an extended withdrawal period during which doses are reduced. Long-term chronic use is not recommended.


Severe anxiety: The recommended dosage is 15-30 mg three or four times daily.

Insomnia associated with anxiety

Most patients need a dose of 15-25 mg but some patients may need up to 50 mg. The dose should be taken one hour before retiring.

Elderly patients and those who are particularly sensitive to benzodiazepines. The recommended dosage is 10-20 mg three or four times daily.


Sobril is not recommended for the treatment of anxiety or insomnia in children.

Treatment of anxiety should not be continued beyond 8-12 weeks including a tapering off period.

Treatment of insomnia should be as short as possible. Generally, the duration of treatment varies from a few days to two weeks with a maximum, including tapering off process of four weeks.

In all cases, the dosage of Sobril should be titrated according to the needs of the individual patient and the lowest effective dose necessary to control symptoms should be used for the shortest possible time. The maximum dose should not be exceeded. In certain cases extension beyond the maximum treatment period may be necessary; if so, it should not take place without re-evaluation of the patient’s status with special expertise.

Method of administration

For oral administration only.


Some loss of efficacy to the hypnotic effects of benzodiazepines may develop after repeated use for a few weeks.


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