Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Aplaz D Tablet

Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Aplaz D Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Aplaz D 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. Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aplaz D Tablet works

Aplaz D 0.5 mg 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.

Aplaz D Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet 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
Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Aplaz D Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Aplaz D 0.5 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet 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 Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet, 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 Aplaz D 0.5 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aplaz D with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aplaz D

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GAD is my problem now I am k but using aplaz d and city s medicine how long I have to take medicine since I am using for 2 yrsSir is there anyone online
Dr. Kirti Tandel
Psychiatrist
Hello Mr. PATIENT am not sure about second medicine, but aplaz d is used for your anxiety. In case you are asymptomatic for more than six months and there is no other ongoing stressor, you may talk to your psychiatrist about switching you to Psychotherapy and behavioral therapy to control your symptoms and gradually plan tapering off. But it is advised that it is strictly done under a psychiatrists supervision. As there are chances of relapse seen on clinical practice. Anyways take care Mr. PATIENT
my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Aplaz D while taking a dietary supplement?

It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Aplaz D is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.

Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Aplaz D?

Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.

Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Aplaz D?

Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Aplaz D) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.

Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Aplaz D?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Aplaz D?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can Aplaz D affect my sex drive?

There are few reports but it is not so common. Aplaz D does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.

Q. Is Aplaz D a narcotic?

No. Aplaz D is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Is Aplaz D muscle relaxant?

Aplaz D is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.

Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Aplaz D?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Aplaz D.

Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Aplaz D?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Aplaz D.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D while I am on hepatitis C treatment?

The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.

Q. Can Aplaz D cause euphoria?

No. Aplaz D does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.

Q. Can Aplaz D get you high?

Aplaz D does not make you feel high.

Q. Can Aplaz D be replaced with paroxetine?

No. both are different medication. Aplaz D is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication

Q. Can Aplaz D cause rash?

Aplaz D is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.

Q. Is Aplaz D the best choice for restless legs syndrome?

There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Aplaz D is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.

Q. How is bupropion different than Aplaz D?

Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Aplaz D is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D along with zolpidem?

No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.

Q. Which medication is better, Aplaz D or clobazam?

Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Aplaz D as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Aplaz D needs a dose escalation.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D along with fluoxetine?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D while I am also taking antibiotics?

It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D along with escitalopram?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Which medication is better, Aplaz D or nitrazepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D along with paracetamol?

Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Aplaz D. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.

Q. Which is stronger Aplaz D or oxazepam?

We could not find any direct studies comparing Aplaz D with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.

Q. Which medication is better Aplaz D or etizolam?

Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.

Q. When does Aplaz D expire?

The expiry date of Aplaz D is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. How does Aplaz D affect the brain?

Aplaz D works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Q. Can I take Aplaz D along with coffee?

Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Aplaz D.

Q. What is the difference between Aplaz D and zopiclone?

Aplaz D is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep

Q. What is the difference between Aplaz D and olanzapine?

Aplaz D is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Q. Can Aplaz D cause low blood pressure?

Aplaz D is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.

Q. Can I use Aplaz D for sciatica?

No. Aplaz D is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can tremors be treated with Aplaz D?

Aplaz D is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Aplaz D is effective

Q. Can I use Aplaz D for nausea?

No. Aplaz D is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Aplaz D for a headache?

No. Aplaz D is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Aplaz D for vertigo?

No. Aplaz D is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.

Q. Can insomnia be treated with Aplaz D?

Yes. Though Aplaz D is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Aplaz D is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Q. Can I use Aplaz D for depression?

No. Aplaz D is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.

Q. Can I use Aplaz D in pain management?

No. Aplaz D is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Aplaz D in pain management.

Q. What is the good time to take Aplaz D?

It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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