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Loracalm 1mg Tablet

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Composition for Loracalm 1mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Loracalm 1mg Tablet

Short term anxiety, Epilepsy
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Loracalm Tablet

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Uses of Loracalm Tablet

Loracalm 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and epilepsy.
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Loracalm Tablet side effects

Common

Sleepiness, Memory impairment, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movements, Fatigue, Constipation, Slurred speech, Headache, Irritability, Depression, Dryness in mouth.

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

How Loracalm Tablet works

Loracalm 1mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Loracalm Tablet

Expert advice for Loracalm Tablet

  • If you are taking Loracalm 1mg 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 Loracalm 1mg 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 Loracalm 1mg Tablet is very high.
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Loracalm Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Loracalm Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Loracalm 1mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Loracalm 1mg 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
Loracalm 1mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Loracalm 1mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Loracalm 1mg Tablet should be gradual.
Driving
Loracalm 1mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Loracalm 1mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Loracalm 1mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Loracalm 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Loracalm 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Loracalm 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Loracalm Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Loracalm 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Loracalm Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Lorazepam

Loracalm is addictive and habit forming, as on prolonged use, it may make you dependent such that you will not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it. It is therefore classified as a narcotic and only the exact quantity required by you will be provided by the chemist/pharmacist after producing a prescriptio
Loracalm. Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) belong to the same group of drugs called benzodiazepines, but they are used for different indications
Yes. Loracalm acts on the brain to relax muscles
Loracalm is neither a beta blocker (anti-hypertensive) or SSRI (anti-depressant); it belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines
This drug should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice
No. Loracalm is not a pain-relieving medication. Use it only as advised by your doctor
Yes, it is used to treat anxiety
Q. Can I take lorazepam with melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion)/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
Lorazepam has no known harmful interaction with Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (paracetamol); hence can be taken together. Drugs like melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion) can increase the side-effects of lorazepam, and vice verca. Please consult your doctor before taking lorazepam with any other drug
Loracalm has no known harmful interaction with prednisone, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Loracalm enhances the action of a signaling chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain and thus produces a calming effect. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, Loracalm may also make an individual dependant such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it
Loracalm itself can rarely lower blood pressure. However, it is known to potentiate the effect of medicines used to treat high blood pressure, and cause excessive lowering of blood pressure
Yes, excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness are few of the side-effects of Loracalm
Loracalm can interfere with sexual function and very rarely causes erectile dysfunction (i.e. inability to achieve erection).

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Loracalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Loracalm with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Loracalm with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Rin, Rxn, Roxid, Biorox, Roxilac, Vilrox, Roxeptin, Roxyrol, Q Rox, Aurox, Roxygo, Romithrax, Raxitid, Roxy, Roxikem, Roxywin
Loracalm with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Encorate, Valcontin, Valparin, Epival, Navalin Chrono, Valparex
Loracalm with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt
Loracalm with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Nixitral, I-Tyza
Loracalm with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Loracalm with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid, Ilaone, Adiza, Lupila, Ilatop, Iladac, Ilaking, Iladif, Peptorila
Loracalm with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Elamin, Diamin, Kidep, Depranil, Dimip, Depsol, Imizen, Hemidap, Antipres, Depsin
Loracalm with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid
Loracalm with Sulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Loracalm with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin
Loracalm with Armodafinil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Armodafinil: Waklert
Loracalm with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval
Loracalm with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot
Loracalm with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Loracalm with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal
Loracalm with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Relitil, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor
Loracalm with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Loracalm with Revaprazan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Revaprazan: Revanex
Loracalm with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Eptoin
Loracalm with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Loracalm with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris
Loracalm with Lacosamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lacosamide: Lacosam, Lacoset, Lacotide, Seizgard
Loracalm with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez, Lamictal, Lamosyn, Lametec
Loracalm with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam
Loracalm with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Zenoxa, Oxmazetol, Trioptal, Selzic, Mezalog
Loracalm with Dexrabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexrabeprazole: Dirab, Repepsa, Kyrab
Loracalm with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: Nexipride, Edride, Ulpride
Loracalm with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Loracalm with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Nedol, Halopik, Hypnodol, Senorm, Kividol, Trancodol, Helinase, Typidol, Talendol

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