Dumolid is useful for severe insomnia. This drug is only used for short-term therapy and can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription . This drug should not be used carelessly because it can cause dependence.

Dumolid works by suppressing brain nerve cells in sending signals. This causes brain activity to decrease, thus creating a calming effect that helps insomniacs to sleep.

Please note, Dumolid only helps insomniacs to sleep, but cannot cure the underlying cause of insomnia. Each Dumolid tablet contains 5 mg of nitrazepam. In Indonesia, nitrazepam is included in group 4 psychotropics, so its use must be under the supervision of a doctor.

What is Dumolid

Active Ingredients





Prescription drug


Helps overcome severe insomnia

Consumed by


Dumolid for pregnant and lactating women

Category N: Not yet categorized.

Dumolid should not be used by pregnant and lactating women. Pregnant women or nursing mothers should consult a doctor if they experience disturbing insomnia or feel the need to take Dumolid.

Drug form

Film-coated tablets

 Warning Before Consuming Dumolid

There are several things that you need to pay attention to before undergoing treatment with Dumolid, namely:

  • Do not take Dumolid if you are allergic to nitrazepam or other benzodiazepine drugs. Tell your doctor about any history of allergies you have.
  • Tell your doctor if you have sleep apnea , active phobia, psychosis , difficulty breathing, myasthenia gravis , liver failure, or acute porphyria . Dumolid should not be given to patients with these conditions.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or are suffering from depression , personality disorder, epilepsy , liver disease , heart or lung disease, arteriosclerosis, kidney disease, or hypoalbuminemia.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or are suffering from alcohol addiction or drug dependence.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages while taking Dumolid, because alcohol can increase the risk of side effects.
  • Avoid driving and doing activities that require alertness if you still feel drowsy or cannot react quickly after taking Dumolid, even though you are asleep.
  • Tell your doctor if the effectiveness of Dumolid decreases when compared to when you started taking it, even if the dose is not reduced.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, including supplements and herbal products, in case of drug interactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking Dumolid if you have planned to have surgery, including dental surgery.
  • Immediately consult a doctor if a drug allergic reaction occurs or an overdose occurs when using Dumolid.

Dosage and Rules for Use of Dumolid

The doctor will give the Dumolid dose according to the patient's age and condition. The following are the common doses of Dumolid based on the patient's age:

  • Adult: 5 mg, once a day. Dosage may be increased to 10 mg once daily if needed. The maximum duration of treatment is 4 weeks.
  • Elderly: 2.5 mg, 1 time a day. Dosage may be increased to 5 mg once daily if needed. The maximum dose is 5 mg.

How to Consume Dumolid Correctly

Dumolid can lead to dependence, especially when given in high doses and for a long time. Therefore, follow the doctor's recommendations and instructions for use on the packaging in consuming Dumolid. The doctor will usually give Dumolid from the lowest dose and determine the duration of its use.

Take Dumolid with a glass of water before going to bed at night. This drug can be taken with or without food. It is not recommended to take this drug in the morning or during the day because it can interfere with activities and disrupt sleep patterns. This can result in insomnia getting more difficult to overcome.

Do not stop taking Dumolid without consulting a doctor first, because this drug can cause withdrawal symptoms, such as difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, irritability, headaches, cold sweats and diarrhea .

Follow the control schedule determined by the doctor while taking Dumolid. This is important so that your doctor can monitor your progress after taking Dumolid and arrange for the next dose, according to your condition.

Store Dumolid at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight and humidity.

Dumolid Interactions with Other Drugs

Considering that Dumolid contains nitrazepam, interactions that can occur when this drug is used with certain drugs are:

  • Increased risk of deep drowsiness, impaired respiratory function, or coma when used with opioid drugs
  • Increased effects of impaired brain function when used with sedatives, antipsychotics , antidepressants, anticonvulsants , or antihistamines
  • Decreased levels and effectiveness of nitrazepam when used with rifampicin
  • Increased drowsiness effect of nitrazepam when used with tizanidine or baclofen
  • Increased risk of nitrazepam side effects when used with cimetidine or barbiturate drugs

Side Effects and Dangers of Dumolid

The following are side effects that may occur after consuming Dumolid:

  • Sleepiness the next day
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking
  • Impaired balance or coordination of movements
  • Feeling tired even after sleeping
  • Emotions fall flat
  • Headache or dizziness
  • muscle weakness
  • Double vision

Check with your doctor if these side effects don't go away or get worse. See a doctor immediately if you experience serious side effects, such as:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Slurred or unclear speech
  • Confusion (especially in the elderly)
  • Depression
  • Changes in behavior
  • Easily offended
  • Jaundice
  • Thinking of suicide or hurting yourself



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