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Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Benzolam Tablet

Uses of Benzolam Tablet

Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety.

Benzolam Tablet side effects

Common

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

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

How Benzolam Tablet works

Benzolam Forte 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.

In Depth Information on Benzolam Tablet

Expert advice for Benzolam Tablet

  • If you are taking Benzolam Forte 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 Benzolam Forte 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 Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet is very high.
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Benzolam Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Benzolam Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Benzolam Forte 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
CAUTION
Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Benzolam Forte 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Benzolam Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Benzolam Forte 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Benzolam Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Alprazolam

Q. What is Benzolam used for?
Benzolam is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
Q. Is Benzolam safe?
Benzolam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Benzolam addictive (habit-forming)?
Yes, the use of Benzolam has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Benzolam is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
Q. Is Benzolam an opioid?
No, Benzolam is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
Q. Is Benzolam an anti-depressant?
No, Benzolam is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Q. Is Benzolam a narcotic substance?
No, Benzolam is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.
Q. Can I take Benzolam for a hangover?
No, Benzolam is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Benzolam should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Q. Can I take Benzolam for anxiety?
Yes, Benzolam is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not recommended for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
Q. Can I take Benzolam for heart palpitations?
No, Benzolam is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Benzolam should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Benzolam for alcohol withdrawal?
No, Benzolam is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Q. Does Benzolam reduce blood pressure?
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Benzolam. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Benzolam.
Q. Does Benzolam make you sleepy?
Yes, Benzolam makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Benzolam. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Benzolam and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Q. Does Benzolam expire?
Yes, Benzolam like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Does Benzolam cause weight gain?
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Benzolam. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Benzolam.
Q. Can the use of Benzolam cause hair loss?
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Benzolam. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with hydrocodone?
Benzolam should not be taken with hydrocodone. Benzolam belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Benzolam and paracetamol. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Benzolam and hence decrease the levels of Benzolam in the body which may decrease the effect of Benzolam and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with clonazepam?
Benzolam should not be taken with clonazepam as both the medicines belong to the same class of medicines called benzodiazepines. When taken together, they can cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with oxycodone?
Benzolam should not be taken with oxycodone. Benzolam belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and oxycodone belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with tramadol?
Benzolam should not be taken with tramadol. Benzolam belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and tramadol belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Benzolam and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Benzolam and sertraline. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Benzolam and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Benzolam for the rest of my life?
No, Benzolam should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Benzolam for pain?
No, Benzolam is not indicated for the treatment of any kind of pain. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines and is indicated for the treatment of anxiety.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Benzolam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Benzolam with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon, Karthin, Min, Imprin, Impranit, Elamin, Diamin
Benzolam with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton
Benzolam with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid
Benzolam with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Psypro
Benzolam with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast
Benzolam with Pantoprazole
SERIOUS
Benzolam with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol
Benzolam with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez, Lamictal, Lamosyn, Lametec
Benzolam with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Antilep, Versizur
Benzolam with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid, Mythrocin, Frank, Clarsaf, Calrcin, Clarcin, Clarital
Benzolam with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase
Benzolam with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Benzolam with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval
Benzolam with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey, Exep, Zenoxa, Oxmazetol
Benzolam with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, Edride
Benzolam with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil
Benzolam with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: Clowil, Odis, Canzol, Kamestin, Cano, Gynaemed, Clovag
Benzolam with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV
Benzolam with Clomipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clomipramine: Imi-CI, Arimip, Clopic, Ocifril, Clomilent
Benzolam with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep

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