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ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET


Overview

Introduction

ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is a combination medicine which calms the brain by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells. It also increases the levels of some chemical messengers in the brain and improves mood.

ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET is taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor as it has habit-forming potential. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important not to stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may cause nausea, stomach upset, flu-like withdrawal symptoms, sleep disturbance and anxiety.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, memory impairment, and low sexual desire. It may also 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 cause weight gain or weight loss depending upon person to person. To prevent weight gain, you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food and exercise regularly. On the other hand, weight loss can be managed by consulting a dietitian who can help you increase the food portions. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood as it may cause suicidal thoughts.

Take caution while taking medicine if you are suffering from liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Alzolam Plus Tablet

Side effects of Alzolam Plus Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairment
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Anorgasmia (decreased orgasm)
  • Low sexual desire

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Confusion
    If this medicine makes you feel this way, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. If the feeling does not go away or troubles you, do not take any more medicine and speak to a pharmacist or your doctor.
  • Coping with Memory impairment
    There is a lot you can do to improve your memory. Keep active and take regular exercise to improve blood flow to your whole body, including your brain. Eat a healthy diet so your brain gets the nutrients it needs. Some foods containing omega-3 fatty acids (such as oily fish) may benefit brain health. Keep mentally active. It is important to socialize, so stay in contact with friends and family. Stay organised – keep a diary for things you have to do, keep things you need regularly (such as keys, purse and spectacles) in a set place and do not try to do too many things at once. Make sure you get good sleep, make it a priority. Drinking alcohol can lead to confusion and memory loss, so try to cut down or stop. Also, stop smoking because it reduces the amount of oxygen that gets to your brain. If you are worried about memory loss, talk to your doctor, especially if it affects your ability to live your daily life.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Delayed ejaculation
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.

How to use Alzolam Plus 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 PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alzolam Plus Tablet works

ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET is a combination of two medicines: Alprazolam and Sertraline, which has anxiety-lowering and mood-enhancing effects. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger that suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Sertraline is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger that improves mood.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG 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 PLUS 0.5MG/25MG 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 PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ALZOLAM PLUS 0.5MG/25MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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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. Can I stop taking Alzolam Plus if I feel well?

No, you should continue to take Alzolam Plus even if you feel well. If you stop taking Alzolam Plus suddenly, serious withdrawal problems may occur. Consult your doctor instead of stopping it yourself, your doctor might decrease your dose gradually.

Q. Can the use of Alzolam Plus cause sleepiness?

Yes, Alzolam Plus can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Alzolam Plus?

Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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