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Albium 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Albium 10mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of severe anxiety and alcohol withdrawal. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Albium 10mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes tiredness, depression, and confusion. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

Uses of Albium Tablet

How to use Albium Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Albium 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Albium 10mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Albium Tablet works

Albium 10mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Albium 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Albium 10mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Albium 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Albium 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Albium 10mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Albium 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Albium 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Albium 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Albium 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Albium Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Albium 10mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Albium with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Erection problem.BP tablet nebicard 2.5mg and Roseday 10mg taking daily
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Erectile dysfunction is the condition in which a man is unable to maintain an erection of the penis that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. A person may be able to get an erection while masturbating but fails to get an erection when he is with the sexual partner. There are many reasons for this condition. It includes narrowing of the blood vessels to the penis, changes in hormones, anxiety, depression, relationship problem or any injury. Tips for controlling ED: Dried dates offer good strength to the body and have the ability to increase sexual drive in humans. Mix a handful of dried date, pistachio nuts, almonds and quince seeds in equal proportions and then pound them into fine powder. Mix this powder in a glass of milk and consume it daily to see effective results.
Blood is coming out from nose and throat. Injection E-klot was given 12 hours prior as well as E-klot tablet was taken twice, 13 hours and 2.5 hours before the present incident. Along with said medicines, Tab Azifine is taken twice and Alercet DC taken once. Bleeding is temporarily stopped now after washing head with cold water. Plz advice, what's the cause behind this sudden bleeding and what to do if if happens again in night? Should we consume more E-Klot tab?More to add, this incident of severe bleeding from nose and throat also happened on yesterday noon, approx 12 to 13 hours before.Sir, is there anybody or should I log off?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Bleeding can be from septum or turbinate. Causes can be like trauma, hypertension, deranged coagulation profile. Primary treatment is to sit upright and Pinch the noseProper clinical examination needed for confirmation of diagnosis
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FAQs

Q. Does Albium work and what does Albium treat?

Albium is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?

Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase

Q. Is Albium a benzodiazepine?

Albium belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is Albium addictive?

Yes. Albium is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?

No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is Albium stronger than Xanax?

Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Albium called benzodiazepines. Albium used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression

Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?

Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does Albium make you sleepy?

Yes, Albium may make you sleepy

Q. Does Albium cause weight gain/constipation?

Albium is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

Q. Does Albium get you high?

Albium does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high

Q. Does Albium expire?

Yes. Albium drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

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