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Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Alzocum Tablet

Alzocum Tablet side effects

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

How to use Alzocum 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. Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alzocum Tablet works

Alzocum 1.5 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.

Alzocum Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alzocum 1.5 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
Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alzocum Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alzocum 1.5 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Alzocum 1.5 mg Tablet for the treatment of anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • 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.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alzocum with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Norma
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Brand(s): R Zep
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Brand(s): Stoin
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Brand(s): Imirise
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Brand(s): Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alzocum

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Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. What is Alzocum used for?

Alzocum 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.

Q. Is Alzocum safe?

Alzocum is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Alzocum addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Alzocum has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alzocum is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Alzocum an opioid?

No, Alzocum is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Alzocum an anti-depressant?

No, Alzocum is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Alzocum a narcotic substance?

No, Alzocum is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.

Q. Can I take Alzocum for a hangover?

No, Alzocum is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alzocum should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Alzocum for anxiety?

Yes, Alzocum 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.

Q. Can I take Alzocum for heart palpitations?

No, Alzocum is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alzocum should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alzocum for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Alzocum is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Alzocum reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Alzocum. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alzocum.

Q. Does Alzocum make you sleepy?

Yes, Alzocum makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alzocum. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alzocum and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Alzocum expire?

Yes, Alzocum like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Alzocum cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Alzocum. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alzocum.

Q. Can the use of Alzocum cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alzocum. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Alzocum with hydrocodone?

Alzocum should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alzocum 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 Alzocum with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzocum 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 Alzocum with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alzocum and hence decrease the levels of Alzocum in the body which may decrease the effect of Alzocum and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Alzocum with clonazepam?

Alzocum 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 Alzocum with oxycodone?

Alzocum should not be taken with oxycodone. Alzocum 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 Alzocum with tramadol?

Alzocum should not be taken with tramadol. Alzocum 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 Alzocum with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzocum 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 Alzocum with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzocum 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 Alzocum with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzocum and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Alzocum for the rest of my life?

No, Alzocum should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alzocum for pain?

No, Alzocum 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.

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