Lexomil Roche (bromazepam) is the French name for Valium, a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. A psychiatrist must prescribe the medication. The drug is a benzodiazepine derivative which binds to the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor GABAA, causing a relaxed, sedated feeling in people who take it. Lexomil Roche produces effects that are similar to those of other commonly prescribed benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Klonopin. The drug can also be prescribed as a sleep aid or a pain killer.
Take a dose three times a day, or as directed by your physician. The most commonly prescribed dosage is 6 mg. per day.
Tablets often come in 6 mg. doses and may need to be split or cut to fit your prescribed dosage.
Take 1.5 milligrams in the morning with breakfast and another 1.5 milligrams with lunch. Take 3 milligrams at night, right before you go to sleep.
Lexomil Roche is a sedative and can cause sleepiness, so you should take your largest dose right before you go to bed. Patients who suffer from severe anxiety may be prescribed higher doses, up to 24 mg. per day.
Only take Lexomil Roche as prescribed by your doctor. The drug has many side effects and should be used with caution. It may cause drowsiness, so do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking the drug. Alcohol can enhance the feeling of drowsiness that the drug produces, so refrain from drinking alcohol while taking the medication.