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Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR

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Composition for Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR

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Primary uses of Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR

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Medicine Overview of Ancolam Tablet SR

Uses of Ancolam Tablet SR

Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of anxiety.

Ancolam Tablet SR side effects

Common

Side Effects of Ancolam are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.

How to use Ancolam Tablet SR

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

How Ancolam Tablet SR works

Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR 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.

In Depth Information on Ancolam Tablet SR

Expert advice for Ancolam Tablet SR

  • If you are taking Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR 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 Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR, 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 Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR is very high.
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Ancolam Tablet SR related warnings
Special precautions for Ancolam Tablet SR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR 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
Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Ancolam Tablet SR?uses

If you miss a dose of Ancolam 0.5 mg Tablet SR, 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

Questions Related to Ancolam
Sir I am suffering with day time anxiety and tension since 2 years ,Plz suggest gud medication
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/stresscom-capsule-otc139026One ?one capsules morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
I had a break up last year. Now am studying for competitive exams but after one year i cant concentrate on my studies. I try realy hard but i cant please suggest me something.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In your case, it seems to be largely due to stress of break up for which you may need psychological support as the incident has occurred long time back but you haven't overcome it yet. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and revise within 12 hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
Spasm in the stomach since layrs I have IBS and oftenspasms are very distressing said there is no organic cause my father too has IBS
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
IBS is a psychosomatic condition largely due to anxiety and stress. Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade . Dealing with anxiety requires identifying what is being perceived as threatening by the mind. Start by making a stress diary. Identify what causes stress. Ask why it causes stress. Is it a negative presumption about the even or a reality that is bothering you. Then figure out, how you have been dealing with the stressor. If the way you handle stress doesn't help, figure out the alternatives . If you by yourself are not able to do this exercise, consult a psychotherapist.
The Only problem is I ejaculate very early and I have too much of anxietyany medication to help that
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/patanjali-ashvashila-capsule-otc324812One ?one capsules morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 months
Why i can not concentrate on study and I can not sleep in nightPls tell me how my problem will solved?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Inability to concentrate can be because of stress, anxiety, boredom, preoccupation with a bothersome thought or Attention Deficit Disorders. Identifying the cause helps us deal with the problem. In the mean time, make a time schedule for the day. Include regular exercise and stress reducing activities like sports or a hobby. Make small goals and reward yourself for completing them. For students- Make a realistic schedule based on your speed and ability. Revise within twenty four hours of studying a topic. If you can't study alone, find a study partner.
Sir,I am not able to concentrate on my studies and i get things forgotten early.whenever i sit for study i start to dream somenthing about past or future.please help me
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Tips to improve memory, concentration and Performance. Concentration is a function of mood state and memory. Anxiety and sad mood disturb adequate memory function as one is occupied with negative thoughts and apprehensions. This leads to more focus on how to protect oneself than pay attention to issues which the brain finds unnecessary for survival. 1. Relax- Stress and tension disturb the ability to attend to surroundings and affect concentration. Breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, pursuing a creative hobby, sports, all have the ability to relax based on individual preference. 2. Adequate Sleep- Sleep is necessary fir brain's adequate Neuro chemical functioning. Inadequate sleep affects concentration, memory and emotional control among other things. 3. Healthy Diet- Every cell in body requires nourishment. Adequate Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3 are particularly important in good neuronal function. A balance diet is necessary. Avoid high fat and sugar containing foods. 4. Physical Exercise- It helps reduce stress, promote secretion of endorphins and improves physical stamina which all aid in performance. 5. Mental Exercise- Crosswords, puzzles, sudoku, brain games promote logical and analytical thinking and aid in neural synapse development.
I amit asking a question for her she was taking medicines like Alprax and clonotril. I did't know why. Is theses drugs are ok to take? Or It has some specifications? She was unable to speak and walk and after taking these medicines she goes to endless sleep. (I'm her college friend and she ask me to brought these medicines).
Dr. Anshul Varshney
General Physician
Hello, Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. No, this is not at all normal to take these medicines as these are anti anxiety medicines and have high addiction potential. However, there are indications for the use like severe anxiety.

Frequently asked questions about Ancolam Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions about Alprazolam

Q. What is Ancolam used for?
Ancolam 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 Ancolam safe?
Ancolam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Ancolam addictive (habit-forming)?
Yes, the use of Ancolam has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Ancolam is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
Q. Is Ancolam an opioid?
No, Ancolam is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
Q. Is Ancolam an anti-depressant?
No, Ancolam is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Q. Is Ancolam a narcotic substance?
No, Ancolam 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 Ancolam for a hangover?
No, Ancolam is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Ancolam should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Q. Can I take Ancolam for anxiety?
Yes, Ancolam 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 Ancolam for heart palpitations?
No, Ancolam is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Ancolam should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Ancolam for alcohol withdrawal?
No, Ancolam is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Q. Does Ancolam reduce blood pressure?
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Ancolam. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Ancolam.
Q. Does Ancolam make you sleepy?
Yes, Ancolam makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Ancolam. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Ancolam and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Q. Does Ancolam expire?
Yes, Ancolam like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Does Ancolam cause weight gain?
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Ancolam. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Ancolam.
Q. Can the use of Ancolam cause hair loss?
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Ancolam. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Ancolam with hydrocodone?
Ancolam should not be taken with hydrocodone. Ancolam 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 Ancolam with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Ancolam 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 Ancolam with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Ancolam and hence decrease the levels of Ancolam in the body which may decrease the effect of Ancolam and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ancolam with clonazepam?
Ancolam 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 Ancolam with oxycodone?
Ancolam should not be taken with oxycodone. Ancolam 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 Ancolam with tramadol?
Ancolam should not be taken with tramadol. Ancolam 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 Ancolam with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Ancolam 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 Ancolam with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Ancolam 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 Ancolam with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Ancolam 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 Ancolam for the rest of my life?
No, Ancolam should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Ancolam for pain?
No, Ancolam 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 Ancolam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Ancolam with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Develpin
Ancolam with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Psypro, Parot
Ancolam with Rabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rabeprazole: Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure, Rabon, Rabequeen, Solrazole, R Od, Rabod, Rabgize, Rabepaa
Ancolam with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast
Ancolam with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Ancolam with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Zep, Carbdac
Ancolam with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid
Ancolam with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez
Ancolam with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey, Exep, Zenoxa, Oxital
Ancolam with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tenofovir Alafenamide: Tenvir AF
Ancolam with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon, Karthin, Min, Imprin, Impranit
Ancolam with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium
Ancolam with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Ancolam with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV, SV
Ancolam with Lansoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lansoprazole: Legend, Lazole, Less, Zolitec, Lansad, Lanspic, Lansure, Wylan, Lanzyco, Dyzole
Ancolam with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase
Ancolam with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil
Ancolam with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, C-Pride
Ancolam with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Ancolam with Pantoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pantoprazole: Altole, Pandosun, Paddy, Solprazole, P Od, Pantolex, Pantopaa, Maspan, Pantodell, Zenta
Ancolam with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
Ancolam with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep

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