ZocdocAnswersIs the drug Nitrazepam (Benzodiazepine) lipid soluble?

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Is the drug Nitrazepam (Benzodiazepine) lipid soluble?

meaning can i disolve it in milt to extract to actuall nitrazepam? im doing this b/c im tpaing and i really need to taper slowley and get dose with extremely accurate doses. and, what is considered a lipid? Fatty thigs? Like whole milk?

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There is no straight forward answer to your question, and I recommend that you do not attempt this on your own. Solubility of a medication depends not only on the chemical composition of the drug it self but also all of the other ingredients that are used to make up the tablet or capsule. As such, without knowing extremely specific information about the manufacturing of your medication (generic vs brand name, etc) it is not possible to comment more specifically. If your doctor has prescribed a nitrazepam taper, then consulting with your local pharmacist would be the best way to go. They will able to provide you advice on how to safely and accurately taper off the medication, based on the actual form of the medication available to you. Also, don't forget that tapering of benzodiazepines should always be done under the guidance of a physician or other health care provide, since rapid reductions in doses of these medications can lead to symptoms of withdrawal, which can provoke severe symptoms including seizures. I'd recommend discussing this with the prescribing physician, or with your primary care doctor. They will be able to help you with the medication taper.

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