Side Effects of Calmod are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Depression, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.
How to use Calmod 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. Calmod 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Calmod 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 Calmod Tablet
Expert advice for Calmod Tablet
If you are taking Calmod 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 Calmod 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 Calmod 5 mg Tablet is very high.
Calmod Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Calmod Tablet
Calmod 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Calmod 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.
Calmod 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. Calmod 5 mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Calmod 5 mg Tablet should be gradual.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Calmod 5 mg Tablet can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Calmod 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Calmod 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
There is limited information available on the use of Calmod 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Calmod 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.
Q. Is Calmod an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Calmod belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain
Q. Is Calmod a sleeping pill?
Calmod is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Q. Is Calmod a narcotic/controlled drug?
Calmod is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor
Q. How long can I take Calmod for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Can I take Calmod for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Calmod is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover
Q. Does Calmod help with opioid withdrawal?
Calmod is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Q. Does Calmod cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Calmod. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Q. Does Calmod show on blood test?
Yes, Calmod can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Q. Does Calmod make you high?
Calmod is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high'. Calmod is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.