Alzolam 0.25MG tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and sleep disorders by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. The tablet can also decrease the feelings of tiredness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with anxiety disorder. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Alzolam 0.25MG tablet is Alprazolam 0.25 Mg
Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine which works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger known as GABA by supressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Alzolam 0.25MG tablet:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Alzolam 0.25MG tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Take Alzolam 0.25MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
The tablet may be taken with or without food. Side effects such as sleepiness or drowsiness may be reduced if taken immediately after meals. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Alzolam 0.25MG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Use this tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Alzolam 0.25MG tablet may be required in the following conditions:
Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this tablet.
Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this medicine is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases. Any symptoms such as nausea, fever, dark urine etc should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Alzolam 0.25MG tablet might be risky to use during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Infants born to mothers who used this medication while pregnant may show withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
The medicine is likely unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.
Consumption of alcohol with Alzolam 0.25MG tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentrating, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the tablet should be reported to your doctor immediately.
The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
Foods containing caffeine, tea, chocolates should be avoided as they stimulate your brain while the tablet calms the brain.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Alzolam 0.25MG tablet with opioids, cetirizine, metoclopramide, cimetidine, carbamazepine, digoxin, clarithromycin, oral contraceptives, diltiazem.
Category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may sometimes warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
It is used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.
It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.
Take Alprazolam exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Do not take Alprazolam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor. In some medical conditions, such as anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia, it is not advisable to take Alprazolam long-term. See your doctor if Alprazolam does not seem to help you. If you are taking Alprazolam as a sleeping pill, you should take it only when you have problems sleeping and when you are able to sleep for 7-8 hours without being interrupted. Take it just before you go to bed. - If you have been taking Alprazolam over a certain period of time, do not stop taking Alprazolam suddenly as this may cause withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, cramps, vomiting, sweating and tremors. Your doctor will reduce the dose of Alprazolam gradually before stopping it completely. Follow your doctors instructions carefully. - You may take Alprazolam with or without food. However, taking it immediately after food may reduce the side effects of drowsiness and sleepiness. - If you have been given the slow-release tablet (usually marked as XR or SR), swallow it whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly; Dry mouth; Change in sex ability; Feeling tired or weak; Change in balance.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Alprazolam. Do not take Alprazolam if you are pregnant. - It is important that you do not get pregnant while being treated with Alprazolam. - Use appropriate birth control. - Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Alprazolam. - Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to sleeping pills such as diazepam, midazolam, lorazepam and others. - Alert your doctor if you have liver disease or an eye disease known as glaucoma. - Alert your doctor if you have lung or breathing problems such as sleep apnea, myasthenia gravis or if you are at risk of falls. - Do not give Alprazolam to children, unless specifically instructed by the childs doctor. - Alprazolam is not meant for children younger than 18 years old.
Seek help if you have signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Inform doctor if you experience any bruising or bleeding, any rash, or if any side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Do not take Alprazolam with antifungal medications, especially itraconazole and ketoconazole. - Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any of these medicines: - other sleeping pills. - any medicines that cause drowsiness such as opioid (morphine-like) pain-killers, antihistamines and medicines for mood and personality disorders. - antidepressants such as fluoxetine, nefazodone, fluvoxamine, sertraline, paroxetine. - antibiotics such as rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, doxycycline, isoniazid. - epilepsy (fits or seizure) medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone. - heart or blood pressure medicines such as diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, quinidine, amiodarone - AIDS (HIV) medicines. - birth control pills. - gastric medicines such as cimetidine. - asthma medicines such as theophylline. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Hypnotics & Sedatives, Anxiolytics
The tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy, anxiety disorders, panic attacks and sleep disorders by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. The tablet can also decrease the feelings of tiredness, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with anxiety disorder.
The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include changes in pattern of speech, unsteadiness, drowsiness, blurred vision, abdominal pain, coordination disturbances, difficult or painful urination, headache, irregular menstrual periods, decreased appetite, weight loss, sudden sweating, facial oedema. Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as chest pain, sleepiness, acid or sour stomach, heartburn, hypotension.
The tablet can be taken with or without food. Side effects such as sleepiness or drowsiness may be reduced if taken immediately after meals.
If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, acute narrow angle glaucoma, severe hepatic impairment, myasthenia gravis, sleep apnoea syndrome, concomitant use with CYP3A4 inhibitors (Ketoconazole, Itraconazole), psychiatric or personality disorder, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, history of alcohol or drug addiction, debilitated, obese patients, depression or suicidal tendencies, renal impairment, elderly, pregnancy and lactation.
The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to visual disturbances, drowsiness, somnolence, confusion, impaired coordination, diminished reflexes, coma and death.
The tablet might be risky to use during pregnancy as it is known to cause harm to the fetus. Infants born to mothers who used this medication while pregnant may show withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in breathing, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the tablet should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.
This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.
This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 30-40 minutes after administration.
The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not determined.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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