Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD


Overview

Introduction

Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures), panic and anxiety disorder. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food. However, 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. You should not stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency and can cause nausea, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, depression and impaired coordination. 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 is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or depression as this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Anxipam Tablet MD

Side effects of Anxipam Tablet MD

Common
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired coordination

How to use Anxipam Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Anxipam Tablet MD works

Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD 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 Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Anxipam Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Anxipam 0.5mg Tablet MD, 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience worsen anxiety, depression angry, or violent behavior and mania while taking this medicine.
  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Anxipam 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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I am prescribed Lonazep MD 0.5mg twice a day for anxiety. Its causing me depression. Is there any other GABA medication that is not addictive and does not results in depression?
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Psychiatry
Benzodiazepines are usually do not cause depressionSerotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are commonly used in anxiety disorderAs well as depression
She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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FAQs

Q. Is Anxipam a sleeping pill?

Anxipam is not used as a sleeping pill, as it may cause difficulty in sleeping.

Q. Can Anxipam be taken for longer term?

You need to take Anxipam as long as doctor has advised you. Suddenly stopping it or changing the dose may cause seizures to recur. Long-term use may make you dependent on it so consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. On stopping Anxipam what kind of withdrawal symptoms occur?

The common symptoms seen after stopping Anxipam abruptly or reducing the dose too quickly include difficulty in sleeping, changes in mood, and increased sweating. It can also result in muscle pain, headache, shaking (tremor) or feeling restless, feeling very anxious, tense, confused, and irritable or agitated.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Q. Does Anxipam cause weight gain?

Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Anxipam. However, these are uncommon side effects of Anxipam. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. Can Anxipam affect my memory?

Though memory does not get affected in everyone but in some cases the use of Anxipam has shown memory-related problems. The patient may complain of partial or complete inability to recall the recent past.

Q. Can Anxipam be harmful if more than the recommended doses are used?

If more than the recommended doses of Anxipam are taken, it can cause sleepiness, changes in speech, abnormalities in eye movements, and confusion. Coma may also occur but lasts only for few hours. Usually overdose of Anxipam is not life threatening.

Q. Can I take Anxipam and zolpidem together?

The combination of Anxipam and zolpidem should be avoided as it may have increased chances of side effects. If both are to be used then dose of Anxipam should be reduced, to prevent side effects.

Q. Can Anxipam and quetiapine be taken together?

If both Anxipam and quetiapine are used together the side effects may increase. The side effects which may appear are drowsiness, confusion, weakness, breathing trouble, and ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements).

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