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Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it 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 the doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

The most common side effect of this medicine is lightheadedness. 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.

It may also cause weight gain or weight loss as it can vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high calorie foods, and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Alzolam Tablet

Benefits of Alzolam Tablet

In Anxiety

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping it suddenly can cause serious problems. So, do not stop taking it without discussing with your doctor.

Side effects of Alzolam Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alzolam

  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Alzolam 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. Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alzolam Tablet works

Alzolam 0.125mg 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alzolam 0.125mg 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
Alzolam 0.125mg 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
Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alzolam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alzolam 0.125mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alzolam 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
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Bp is 130/90 do I take medicine Alzolam 0.25
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Cardiology
Y taking that medication
I was taking nexito 5 , alzolam 0.25 for depression and my mother was prescribed to take alzolam 0.25 and doreme 50 for high blood pressure due to anxiety and tension for 10 days.Now medicines are over and we couldn't take an appointment with our doctor as he is out of station. So is dis continuance of nexito 5 and doreme 50mg requires consultation of doctor?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
You should be under regular psychiatric followup but if for the time being your doctor is unavailable, continue medicines . If you don't have the medicines, a fresh prescription will be needed for which you will need to visit another psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. What is Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet used for?

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet safe?

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet an opioid?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet an anti-depressant?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet a narcotic substance?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet for a hangover?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet for anxiety?

Yes, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet for heart palpitations?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet.

Q. Does Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet expire?

Yes, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet.

Q. Can the use of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with hydrocodone?

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should not be taken with hydrocodone. Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet and hence decrease the levels of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet in the body which may decrease the effect of Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with clonazepam?

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with oxycodone?

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should not be taken with oxycodone. Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with tramadol?

Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should not be taken with tramadol. Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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 Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet for the rest of my life?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet for pain?

No, Alzolam 0.125mg Tablet 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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