Alzepam 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Alzepam Tablet

Alzepam 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.

Alzepam Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Alzepam 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. Alzepam 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alzepam Tablet works

Alzepam 5 mg 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.

Alzepam Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alzepam 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alzepam 5 mg 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
Alzepam 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Alzepam 5 mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Alzepam 5 mg Tablet should be gradual.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Alzepam 5 mg Tablet can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Alzepam 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alzepam 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Alzepam 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alzepam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alzepam 5 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Alzepam 5 mg 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 Alzepam 5 mg 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 Alzepam 5 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alzepam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma
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Brand(s): Oxzey
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Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
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Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
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Brand(s): Valkid
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Brand(s): Stoin
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Brand(s): Imirise
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Brand(s): Altole, Pandosun
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Brand(s): Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
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FAQs

Q. Is Alzepam an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Alzepam belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain
Q. Is Alzepam a sleeping pill?
Alzepam is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Q. Is Alzepam a narcotic/controlled drug?
Alzepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor
Q. How long can I take Alzepam for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Can I take Alzepam for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Alzepam is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover
Q. Does Alzepam help with opioid withdrawal?
Alzepam is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Q. Does Alzepam cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Alzepam. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Q. Does Alzepam show on blood test?
Yes, Alzepam can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Q. Does Alzepam make you high?
Alzepam is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high'. Alzepam is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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