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Anxizide 20mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Anxizide 20mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepine anxiolytics. It is a prescription medicine used to treat severe anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

Anxizide 20mg 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, sedation, dizziness, slurred speech, lack of coordination, tiredness, and unsteadiness. 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. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Anxizide Tablet

Side effects of Anxizide 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 Anxizide

  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Uncoordinated body movements

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 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 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.

How to use Anxizide 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. Anxizide 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Anxizide 20mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Anxizide Tablet works

Anxizide 20mg 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 Anxizide 20mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Anxizide 20mg 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
Anxizide 20mg 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
Anxizide 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Anxizide 20mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Anxizide 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Anxizide 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Anxizide 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Anxizide 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Anxizide Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Anxizide 20mg 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.
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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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Anxizide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Does Anxizide work and what does Anxizide treat?

Anxizide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?

Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase

Q. Is Anxizide a benzodiazepine?

Anxizide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is Anxizide addictive?

Yes. Anxizide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence

Q. Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?

No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is Anxizide stronger than Xanax?

Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Anxizide called benzodiazepines. Anxizide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression

Q. Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?

Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does Anxizide make you sleepy?

Yes, Anxizide may make you sleepy

Q. Does Anxizide cause weight gain/constipation?

Anxizide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

Q. Does Anxizide get you high?

Anxizide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high

Q. Does Anxizide expire?

Yes. Anxizide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

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