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Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Uses of Calm Tablet MD

Calm Tablet MD side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Coordination impaired

How to use Calm Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Calm Tablet MD works

Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD 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.

Calm Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD 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
SAFE
Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Calm Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Calm 0.5 mg Tablet MD, 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

  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience worsen anxiety, depression angry, or violent behavior and mania while taking this medicine.
  • 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 Calm 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 Calm

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Dear Sir/Madam, I have a problem since my childhood. Normally I am ok, but when get nervous to speak/face anybody, (like teacher, Interview Board members, stranger people) i stammers a lot, and inside my heart beat became very faster. I can't speak even a single word fluently. I have tried that time to stay calm & relux, but i dont know why it happens with me. That was not a great reason for me to became so hyper. But i was. And stammerd every word. Normally when I speak with my friends, family members, known people, i speak fluently, there is no lagging in my speaking. I don't know what type of problem is it? Is it for high anxiety? But why? Is there any solution for my problem?
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT apologies for the delayed replyYou could be suffering from social anxiety disorderThere's a solution to this problemYou need to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist who could help you deal with these problems
I want to be calm and happy , and less stressed
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Dealing with Anxiety/ stress- Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade . Dealing with anxiety requires identifying what is being perceived as threatening by the mind. Start by making a stress diary. Identify what causes stress. Ask why it causes stress. Is it a negative presumption about the even or a reality that is bothering you. Then figure out, how you have been dealing with the stressor. If the way you handle stress doesn't help, figure out the alternatives . If you by yourself are not able to do this exercise, consult a psychotherapist.
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FAQs

Q. Is Calm a sleeping pill?

Calm is not used as a sleeping pill, as it may cause difficulty in sleeping.

Q. Can Calm be taken for longer term?

You need to take Calm as long as doctor has advised you. Suddenly stopping it or changing the dose may cause seizures to recur. Long-term use may make you dependent on it so consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. On stopping Calm what kind of withdrawal symptoms occur?

The common symptoms seen after stopping Calm abruptly or reducing the dose too quickly include difficulty in sleeping, changes in mood, and increased sweating. It can also result in muscle pain, headache, shaking (tremor) or feeling restless, feeling very anxious, tense, confused, and irritable or agitated.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Q. Does Calm cause weight gain?

Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Calm. However, these are uncommon side effects of Calm. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. Can Calm affect my memory?

Though memory does not get affected in everyone but in some cases the use of Calm has shown memory-related problems. The patient may complain of partial or complete inability to recall the recent past.

Q. Can Calm be harmful if more than the recommended doses are used?

If more than the recommended doses of Calm are taken, it can cause sleepiness, changes in speech, abnormalities in eye movements, and confusion. Coma may also occur but lasts only for few hours. Usually overdose of Calm is not life threatening.

Q. Can I take Calm and zolpidem together?

The combination of Calm and zolpidem should be avoided as it may have increased chances of side effects. If both are to be used then dose of Calm should be reduced, to prevent side effects.

Q. Can Calm and quetiapine be taken together?

If both Calm and quetiapine are used together the side effects may increase. The side effects which may appear are drowsiness, confusion, weakness, breathing trouble, and ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements).

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