FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of FAD Tablet SR

FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of anxiety.

FAD Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use FAD Tablet SR

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. FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How FAD Tablet SR works

FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR 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.

FAD Tablet SR related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of FAD Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR, 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

  • If you are taking FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR 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 FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR, 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 FAD 0.5 mg Tablet SR is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking FAD 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 FAD

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FAQs

Q. What is FAD used for?
FAD 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 FAD safe?
FAD is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is FAD addictive (habit-forming)?
Yes, the use of FAD has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of FAD is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
Q. Is FAD an opioid?
No, FAD is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
Q. Is FAD an anti-depressant?
No, FAD is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Q. Is FAD a narcotic substance?
No, FAD 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 FAD for a hangover?
No, FAD is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, FAD should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Q. Can I take FAD for anxiety?
Yes, FAD 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 FAD for heart palpitations?
No, FAD is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. FAD should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take FAD for alcohol withdrawal?
No, FAD is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Q. Does FAD reduce blood pressure?
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of FAD. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking FAD.
Q. Does FAD make you sleepy?
Yes, FAD makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of FAD. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed FAD and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Q. Does FAD expire?
Yes, FAD like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Does FAD cause weight gain?
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with FAD. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking FAD.
Q. Can the use of FAD cause hair loss?
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking FAD. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take FAD with hydrocodone?
FAD should not be taken with hydrocodone. FAD 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 FAD with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between FAD 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 FAD with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of FAD and hence decrease the levels of FAD in the body which may decrease the effect of FAD and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take FAD with clonazepam?
FAD 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 FAD with oxycodone?
FAD should not be taken with oxycodone. FAD 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 FAD with tramadol?
FAD should not be taken with tramadol. FAD 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 FAD with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between FAD 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 FAD with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between FAD 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 FAD with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between FAD 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 FAD for the rest of my life?
No, FAD should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take FAD for pain?
No, FAD 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 2nd Jul 2018.
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