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Atipam 1mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Atipam 1mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry or restlessness), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks and social phobias. It is also used for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.

Atipam 1mg Tablet relieves symptoms of anxiety such as nervousness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, trembling, weakness or lack of concentration. It 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 any doses, 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 medication without talking to your doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

The most common side effects of this medicine are weakness, sedation, and balance disorder (loss of balance). 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. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them. You may also get side effects after stopping the treatment.

Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Taking it along with alcohol affects the way it works and can increase the chance of side effects. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Benefits of Atipam Tablet

In Short term anxiety

Atipam 1mg Tablet reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that may arise in stressful conditions such as an exam or job interview. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. This will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

In Anxiety disorder

Atipam 1mg Tablet helps relieve symptoms of many anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder by increasing the level of a chemical called GABA in your brain. This prevents abnormal symptoms of anxiety such as restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems. It helps you feel calm with a better ability to deal with problems. Exercise and a healthy diet can also improve your mood. Keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.

Side effects of Atipam 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 Atipam

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sedation
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)

How to use Atipam 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. Atipam 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atipam Tablet works

Atipam 1mg 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 Atipam 1mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atipam 1mg 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
Atipam 1mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Atipam 1mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Atipam 1mg Tablet should be gradual.
Driving
UNSAFE
Atipam 1mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Atipam 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atipam 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atipam 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atipam 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atipam 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Atipam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atipam 1mg 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

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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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atipam 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

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FAQs

Q. Is Atipam 1mg Tablet an opioid? Is it a habit-forming medicine?

No, Atipam 1mg Tablet is not an opioid. It belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines and is used for short-term treatment (2-4 weeks) only. It is a habit-forming medicine and can make a person physically and psychologically dependent.

Q. Can Atipam 1mg Tablet be used as a sleeping pill?

Atipam 1mg Tablet is used for sleeping difficulties caused due to short-term anxiety. One of the very common side effects of Atipam 1mg Tablet is drowsiness and sleepiness. It calms the mind, and therefore, helps a person to sleep.

Q. For how long will Atipam 1mg Tablet stay in my system?

Atipam 1mg Tablet may take around 3 days to get completely removed from the system.

Q. Are there any symptoms that I would experience if I get addicted to Atipam 1mg Tablet?

The most important symptom of addiction is that you may feel unpleasant if you do not take Atipam 1mg Tablet. Another symptom could be that you may increase the dose on your own to feel its effect.

Q. If I suddenly stop taking Atipam 1mg Tablet, will it affect me adversely?

You should reduce the dose of Atipam 1mg Tablet gradually before completely stopping it. Suddenly stopping it may lead to withdrawal symptoms which include loss of the sense of reality, feeling detached from life, and unable to feel emotion. Some patients have also experienced numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, tinnitus (ringing sounds in the ears), uncontrolled or overactive movements, twitching, shaking, feeling sick, being sick, stomach upsets or stomach pain, loss of appetite, agitation and abnormally fast heart beats. It can also cause panic attacks, dizziness or feeling faint, memory loss, hallucinations, feeling stiff and unable to move easily, feeling very warm, convulsions (sudden uncontrolled shaking or jerking of the body) and oversensitivity to light, sound and touch.

Q. Does Atipam 1mg Tablet cause weight gain?

The effect of Atipam 1mg Tablet on weight gain or loss is not known.

Q. Does Atipam 1mg Tablet cause depression?

If you have a history of depression then it may increase the risk of developing depression again. Atipam 1mg Tablet should not be used alone in depressed patients because it may cause suicidal tendencies in such patients.

Q. My old uncle is taking Atipam 1mg Tablet for sleeplessness associated with anxiety. Can it affect his memory?

Though it is rare, but use of Atipam 1mg Tablet can cause memory impairment, which may be more apparent in old age patients.

Q. Are there any harmful effects of taking more than the recommended doses of Atipam 1mg Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Atipam 1mg Tablet may cause loss of muscle control, low blood pressure, mental confusion, slow breathing and even coma. If you have taken higher than the recommended dose of Atipam 1mg Tablet, seek immediate medical help immediately.

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