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Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Nitcalm Tablet

Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia.

Nitcalm Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Numbed emotions
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Nitcalm 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. Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nitcalm Tablet works

Nitcalm 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.

Nitcalm Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nitcalm 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
Nitcalm 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as reduced alertness, confusion, tiredness, dizziness, poor muscle coordination and double vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Nitcalm Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Nitcalm 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Nitcalm 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 Nitcalm 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 Nitcalm 5 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nitcalm with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Norma
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Brand(s): R Zep
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Brand(s): Altole, Pandosun
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
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Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
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Brand(s): Stoin
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Brand(s): Valkid
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Brand(s): Oxzey
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Brand(s): Imirise
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Brand(s): Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nitcalm

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Stress and insomnia problem please medicine prescribe
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Follow Dos and Avoid DONOTSDo's Maintain regular hours of bedtime and arising If hungry have a light snack before bedtime Regular exercise schedule Take an hour to wind down before going to bed If worried about something, write it down and deal with it in morning Keep the bedroom cool Keep the bedroom dark Keep the bedroom quietDONTS take nap Watch the clock so u know how bad ur insomnia is Exercise right before going to bed Watch TV in bed when u can't sleep Eat a heavy meal before bedtime Drink coffee in evening Use alcohol to help going to sleep Smoking Read in bed when u can't sleep Exercise in bed Talk on phone in bed"
I am feeling higher stress, phobia, severe anxiety, insomnia etc
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
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 of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Other somatic symptoms can also be seen like feeling of obstruction in throat or thrust tightness, stomach ache, nausea, recurrent vomiting, increased body temperature, feeling of electrical sensations or ants on skin ( paresthesia) etc. The interest in routine activities like eating, socialising with friends and family and sex goes down. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. Is Nitcalm a benzodiazepine?

Nitcalm is a sedative-hypnotic drug which belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines.

Q. What does Nitcalm treat?

Nitcalm is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).

Q. How does Nitcalm works?

Nitcalm belongs to a group of sedative-hypnotic medicines known as benzodiazepines. 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.

Q. Does Nitcalm work?

Nitcalm works in patients with insomnia (inability to sleep) in a dose and for a duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Nitcalm help with anxiety?

Nitcalm is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment of anxiety.

Q. Is Nitcalm a controlled drug?

Nitcalm is not a controlled drug. However, it is a prescription drug which is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Is Nitcalm stronger than alprazolam?

Alprazolam is more potent when compared to Nitcalm with an equivalent milligram. There are differences in their pharmacokinetic properties as well. However, the preference of drug will vary depending on the indication.

Q. Is Nitcalm stronger than temazepam?

Nitcalm is more potent when compared to temazepam with an equivalent milligram. there are differences in their pharmacokinetic properties as well. However, the preference of drug will vary depending on the indication.

Q. Is Nitcalm stronger than diazepam?

Nitcalm is relatively more potent when compared to diazepam with an equivalent milligram and there are differences in their pharmacokinetic properties as well. However, the preference of drug will vary depending on the indication.

Q. Is Nitcalm dangerous?

Nitcalm is a benzodiazepine drug used in the treatment of insomnia. It is a prescription drug and is safe to use in the dose, frequency, and duration as per the doctor's advice.

Q. Is Nitcalm stronger than zopiclone?

Nitcalm is a benzodiazepine whereas zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic. Though they act on the same receptor, there are differences in their mechanism of action, so, vary in their pharmacological effects.

Q. Is Nitcalm a narcotic?

Nitcalm is not a narcotic substance. However, it is a prescription drug which should only be taken as per the doctor's advice.

Q. Can I take Nitcalm with an amitriptyline?

Co-administration of Nitcalm with amitriptyline may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Consult your doctor before taking the two drugs together.

Q. Can you take Nitcalm with diazepam?

Nitcalm with taken with diazepam may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can you take Nitcalm with paracetamol?

Nitcalm is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can you take Nitcalm with mirtazapine?

Co-administration of Nitcalm with antidepressant drugs like mirtazapine may produce central nervous system depressant effect. Consult your doctor before taking the two drugs together.

Q. Does Nitcalm get you high?

Nitcalm use has been associated with paradoxical reactions like depressive effects, irritability, delusions, and hallucinations. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Nitcalm cause weight gain?

Nitcalm is not reported to cause weight gain. However, if you experience any change in weight while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Nitcalm help you sleep?

Yes, Nitcalm, when administered can produce sleep and is indicated for the treatment of insomnia (inability to sleep).

Q. Does Nitcalm cause constipation?

Nitcalm is not reported to cause constipation. However, if you experience any such symptom while using the Nitcalm, please consult your doctor.

Q. Does Nitcalm cause memory loss?

Nitcalm can rarely cause memory loss (amnesia), especially if the dose exceeds therapeutic levels. If you experience any such problem while using the drug, consult your doctor.
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