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      ALZOLAM 0.5MG TAB

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet is Alprazolam 0.5 Mg

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      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.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet.

      • 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)
      • Caution:
      • 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
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More 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

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Chest pain
      • Sleepiness
      • Acid or sour stomach
      • Heartburn
      • Hypotension
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor as it has a very high potential of becoming habit-forming. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose, if you do, take the tablet as soon as remember, however if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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 consistent level of medicine in the body.

      Overdosage

      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 0.5Mg tab, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Somnolence
      • Confusion
      • Impaired coordination
      • Diminished reflexes
      • Coma and death
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      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.

      Liver:

      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.

      Pregnancy:

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Lactation:

      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.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Driving:

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Food:

      Foods containing caffeine, tea, chocolates should be avoided as they stimulate your brain while Alzolam 0.25 Mg calms the brain.

      Drug Interactions:

      Alert your doctor if you are taking Alzolam 0.5Mg tab with any of the below medicines:
      Opiods
      Cetirizine
      Metoclopramide
      Cimetidine
      Carbamazepine
      Digoxin
      Clarithromycin
      Oral contraceptives
      Diltiazem
      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.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
      • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      • Do not accept a damaged product
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      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.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Alprazolam for:

      It is used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.

      How does Alprazolam work:

      It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.

      How should Alprazolam be used:

      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.

      Common side effects of Alprazolam :

      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.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      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.

      What precautions should I take when taking Alprazolam :

      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.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      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.

      Can I take Alprazolam with other medicines:

      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.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.

      How do I store Alprazolam :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      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.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Hypnotics & Sedatives, Anxiolytics


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1.What is the use of Alzolam 0.5Mg Tablet?

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Q2.Can we take this medicine daily?

      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Q3.How many Alzolam 0.5Mg tablets can be taken in a day?

      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

      Q4.What are the side effects of this medicine?

      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.

      Q5.Does this medication make you sleepy?

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Q6.When should I take the medicine?

      Use the medicine exactly as advised by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Q7.Is this medicine harmful for health?

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Q8.Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?

      The tablet can be taken with or without food. Side effects such as sleepiness or drowsiness may be reduced if taken immediately after meals.

      Q9.What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet?

      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.

      Q10.Can I give this medicine to a child?

      This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q11.How long does the effect of medicine last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is clinically not determined.

      Q12.Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Q13.At what time can I take the medicine?

      To get the most benefits, take the medicine preferably at the same time every day and dosing interval must be at least eighteen hours between two doses.

      Q14.Can I take this tablet without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q15.Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

      Consumption of alcohol with Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet 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.

      Q16.How to store the medicine?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 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.

      Q17.If I have trouble swallowing this tablet, can I mix it in water and drink?

      Alzolam 0.5Mg 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.

      Q18.For how long should I take the medicine?

      Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor.

      Q19.By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 30-40 minutes after administration.

      Q20.What are the alternate medicines to Alzolam 0.5Mg tablet?

      ALCALM 0.5MG, HIPOSE SR 0.5MG TAB

      Seller Information
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      SUN PHARMA

      aceme plaza,andheri-kurla road,andheri east mumbai-400059

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      SUN PHARMA

      aceme plaza,andheri-kurla road,andheri east mumbai-400059

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