Afobazol - instructions for use, reviews, contraindications, side effects

General description

The drug Afobazol

This medicine has a pronounced anxiolytic and activating action without the appearance of sedation. At the same time during the reception of the drug, muscle relaxant effects do not appear, there is no negative impact on attention and short-term memory. Afobazol can be taken for a long period of time, because it does not cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

The main active substance stabilizes the membranes of GABA receptors, which in turn positively affects the stability of the emotional background, and also neutralizes negative manifestations of vegetative, somatic and cognitive states. In addition, the medium-term effect of the drug positively affects memory and normalizes concentration of attention.

The apparent therapeutic effect of taking Afobazol can be observed on the sixth to seventh day after the start of the course. The optimal effect is manifested, beginning with the fourth or fifth week of taking the medication. The drug is perfectly absorbed with the plasma and is quickly removed from the body.

Afobazol is available in packs of three blisters, each containing twenty tablets.


The main active substance is morpholinoethylthioethoxybenzimidazole dihydrochloride in the recalculation of 6 milligrams of the component per tablet.

Excipients - starch, cellulose, magnesium stearate, povidone, lactose.

Indications for use

Afobazol is used to treat a variety of sleep disorders, to overcome the withdrawal symptoms, in the process of quitting smoking. In addition, the drug helps to overcome a variety of adaptive disorders, neurasthenia, anxiety.

With appropriate indications, Afobazol is given as an auxiliary for oncology, dermatological problems, as well as somatic disorders - arrhythmias, asthma, lupus erythematosus, ischemia of the heart, hypertension.

Instruction for use

The dose of this medication is selected strictly individually, on average it is 10 milligrams per reception, three times a day. The maximum single dose is 30 milligrams. If the drug is well tolerated, the doctor can prescribe to the patient an increased dose of Afobazol in an amount of 60 milligrams per day, divided into three doses.

The average course of treatment is about one month. The maximum course duration is eight weeks, after which it is necessary to take a break.


Afobazole is contraindicated in children under the age of eighteen, pregnant at any time, nursing mothers, allergic persons and people suffering from lactose intolerance.

In addition, the drug significantly enhances the drug effect of diazepam and carbamazepine, while not interacting with thiopental and ethanol.

Side effects - diarrhea, allergic reactions, vomiting and nausea.

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Reviews for Afobazol


I took this medicine during the period of refusal of alcohol, along with injections - in principle it works, because now I do not drink).


Afabazol helped to cope with severe depression!

Marya Dyagiliva

One well-known doctor prescribed to me Abazol, said that he was an excellent help against neurasthenia. Indeed, a good tool! I was relieved a few days after the start of the procedure.


There were problems with sleep, because the specific work did not allow you to relax much during the night time period. The effect of the reception is, though less than I expected and not as fast as I would like. ..

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