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Arkapam 2 mg Tablet

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Composition for Arkapam 2 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Arkapam 2 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Arkapam Tablet

Uses of Arkapam Tablet

Arkapam 2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.

Arkapam Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Arkapam 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. Arkapam 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arkapam Tablet works

Arkapam 2 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.

In Depth Information on Arkapam Tablet

Expert advice for Arkapam Tablet

  • If you are taking Arkapam 2 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 Arkapam 2 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 Arkapam 2 mg Tablet is very high.
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Arkapam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Arkapam Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Arkapam 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Arkapam 2 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
Arkapam 2 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.
Arkapam 2 mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Arkapam 2 mg Tablet should be gradual.
Driving
Arkapam 2 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Arkapam 2 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Arkapam 2 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Arkapam 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arkapam 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Arkapam 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Arkapam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Arkapam 2 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Arkapam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Lorazepam

Q. Is Arkapam addictive or habit forming or narcotic?
Arkapam is addictive and habit forming, as on prolonged use, it may make you dependent such that you will not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it. It is therefore classified as a narcotic and only the exact quantity required by you will be provided by the chemist/pharmacist after producing a prescriptio
Q. Is Arkapam the same as Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium (diazepam)?
Arkapam. Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) belong to the same group of drugs called benzodiazepines, but they are used for different indications
Q. Is Arkapam a muscle relaxer?
Yes. Arkapam acts on the brain to relax muscles
Q. Is Arkapam a beta blocker or SSRI?
Arkapam is neither a beta blocker (anti-hypertensive) or SSRI (anti-depressant); it belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines
Q. Can I take Arkapam for a long time or can I take Arkapam forever or how long can I take Arkapam or can you take Arkapam for years?
This drug should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice
Q. Can I take Arkapam for pain?
No. Arkapam is not a pain-relieving medication. Use it only as advised by your doctor
Q. Can you take Arkapam for anxiety?
Yes, it is used to treat anxiety
Q. Can I take lorazepam with melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion)/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
Lorazepam has no known harmful interaction with Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (paracetamol); hence can be taken together. Drugs like melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion) can increase the side-effects of lorazepam, and vice verca. Please consult your doctor before taking lorazepam with any other drug
Q. Can I take Arkapam with prednisone?
Arkapam has no known harmful interaction with prednisone, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Q. Does Arkapam get you high?
Arkapam enhances the action of a signaling chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain and thus produces a calming effect. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, Arkapam may also make an individual dependant such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it
Q. Does Arkapam lower blood pressure?
Arkapam itself can rarely lower blood pressure. However, it is known to potentiate the effect of medicines used to treat high blood pressure, and cause excessive lowering of blood pressure
Q. Does Arkapam make you sleepy?
Yes, excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness are few of the side-effects of Arkapam
Q. Does Arkapam cause erectile dysfunction?
Arkapam can interfere with sexual function and very rarely causes erectile dysfunction (i.e. inability to achieve erection).

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Arkapam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Arkapam with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Psypro, Parot
Arkapam with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita
Arkapam with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey, Exep, Zenoxa, Oxital
Arkapam with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast
Arkapam with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
Arkapam with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez
Arkapam with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep
Arkapam with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil
Arkapam with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, C-Pride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tenofovir Alafenamide: Tenvir AF
Arkapam with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Arkapam with Pantoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pantoprazole: Altole, Pandosun, Paddy, Solprazole, P Od, Pantolex, Pantopaa, Maspan, Pantodell, Zenta
Arkapam with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon, Karthin, Min, Imprin, Impranit
Arkapam with Rabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rabeprazole: Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure, Rabon, Rabequeen, Solrazole, R Od, Rabod, Rabgize, Rabepaa
Arkapam with Lansoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lansoprazole: Legend, Lazole, Less, Zolitec, Lansad, Lanspic, Lansure, Wylan, Lanzyco, Dyzole
Arkapam with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV, SV
Arkapam with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid
Arkapam with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium
Arkapam with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Develpin
Arkapam with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Zep, Carbdac
Arkapam with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Arkapam with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase
Arkapam with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro

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