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Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet

Short term anxiety
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Alcalm Tablet

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Uses of Alcalm Tablet

Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.
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Alcalm Tablet side effects

Common

Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Dryness in mouth, Fatigue, Irritability, Constipation, Headache, Depression.

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How to use Alcalm 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. Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alcalm Tablet works

Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Alcalm Tablet

Expert advice for Alcalm Tablet

  • If you are taking Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet is very high.
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Alcalm Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Alcalm Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alcalm 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alcalm Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Alcalm 0.5mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Alcalm Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Alprazolam

Alcalm is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
Alcalm is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Yes, the use of Alcalm has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alcalm is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
No, Alcalm is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
No, Alcalm is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
No, Alcalm is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.
No, Alcalm is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alcalm should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Yes, Alcalm is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not recommended for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
No, Alcalm is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alcalm should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
No, Alcalm is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Alcalm. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alcalm.
Yes, Alcalm makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alcalm. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alcalm and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Yes, Alcalm like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Alcalm. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alcalm.
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alcalm. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with hydrocodone?
Alcalm should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alcalm belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Alcalm and paracetamol. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alcalm and hence decrease the levels of Alcalm in the body which may decrease the effect of Alcalm and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with clonazepam?
Alcalm should not be taken with clonazepam as both the medicines belong to the same class of medicines called benzodiazepines. When taken together, they can cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with oxycodone?
Alcalm should not be taken with oxycodone. Alcalm belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and oxycodone belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with tramadol?
Alcalm should not be taken with tramadol. Alcalm belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and tramadol belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Alcalm and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Alcalm and sertraline. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcalm with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Alcalm and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Alcalm should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
No, Alcalm is not indicated for the treatment of any kind of pain. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines and is indicated for the treatment of anxiety.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Alcalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Alcalm with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Alcalm with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Alcalm with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt
Alcalm with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris
Alcalm with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot
Alcalm with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval
Alcalm with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Alcalm with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: Nexipride, Edride, Ulpride
Alcalm with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Zenoxa, Oxmazetol, Trioptal, Selzic, Mezalog
Alcalm with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Relitil, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor
Alcalm with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal
Alcalm with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Encorate, Valcontin, Valparin, Epival, Navalin Chrono, Valparex
Alcalm with Dexrabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexrabeprazole: Dirab, Repepsa, Kyrab
Alcalm with Revaprazan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Revaprazan: Revanex
Alcalm with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez, Lamictal, Lamosyn, Lametec
Alcalm with Armodafinil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Armodafinil: Waklert
Alcalm with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Alcalm with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Itral, Nixitral, I-Tyza
Alcalm with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Eptoin
Alcalm with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid, Ilaone, Adiza, Lupila, Ilatop, Iladac, Ilaking, Iladif, Peptorila
Alcalm with Lacosamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lacosamide: Lacosam, Lacoset, Lacotide, Seizgard
Alcalm with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Elamin, Diamin, Kidep, Depranil, Dimip, Depsol, Imizen, Hemidap, Antipres, Depsin
Alcalm with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Alcalm with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid
Alcalm with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Rin, Rxn, Roxid, Biorox, Roxilac, Vilrox, Roxeptin, Roxyrol, Q Rox, Aurox, Roxygo, Romithrax, Raxitid, Roxy, Roxikem, Roxywin
Alcalm with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam
Alcalm with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin
Alcalm with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Alcalm with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Nedol, Halopik, Hypnodol, Senorm, Kividol, Trancodol, Helinase, Typidol, Talendol
Alcalm with Sulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride

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