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Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Introduction of Offzep Tablet MD

Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD is a type of antiepileptic medicine. It is used for the treatment of severe anxiety. It may cause memory impairment, dizziness, depression, uncoordinated body movements and injection site reaction (pain, redness and swelling). This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Uses of Offzep Tablet MD

Offzep Tablet MD side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Coordination impaired

How to use Offzep 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. Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Offzep Tablet MD works

Offzep 0.25 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.

Offzep Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Offzep 0.25 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
Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Offzep Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Offzep 0.25 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

  • If you are taking Offzep 0.25 mg Tablet MD for the treatment of anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • 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.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Offzep 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 Offzep

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I have hyperacidity pitta gas due to which i have high blood pressure and anxiety disorder some time whwn there is no gas my bp comes normal doctor has given me telpress ct 40 how can the bp come in control and all report are normalMy bp was 160/100
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal, kaam dudha ras 1 tab twice, brahmi vati 2 tablet twice with water
sir if i mastribute 2 times per day i got nervou and muscle tightness sleepinessand eyes was paining (litle bit) and i have anxiety disorder using tabs from 20 days
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexologist
1.stop smoking and alcohol 2.join a gym and reduce weight. Do weight lifting exercises. 3.tablet sildenafil or viagra 1 tablet 1 hour before sexual activity. 4.Get tested so that u don?t have any of the following causes: 1.heart diseases 2. diabetes 3.neurological problems 4.hormonal problems 5.drug side effects
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FAQs

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

The common symptoms seen after stopping Offzep 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 Offzep cause weight gain?

Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Offzep.

Q. Can Offzep affect my memory?

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

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

If more than the recommended doses of Offzep 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 Offzep is not life threatening.

Q. Can I take Offzep and zolpidem together?

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

Q. Can Offzep and quetiapine be taken together?

If both Offzep 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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