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Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Pacyl Tablet

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

How Pacyl Tablet works

Pacyl 0.5 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.

Pacyl Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pacyl 0.5 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
Pacyl 0.5 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
Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pacyl 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Pacyl Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pacyl 0.5 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.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Pacyl 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 Pacyl

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Dr. Vijay Gogoi
Psychiatrist
Its always helpful if you can provide generic name of a drug, instead of BRAND NAME. Anyway, lonna 0.5 seems to be Clonazepam. It is abenzodiazepine group of drug and is used as an axiolytic. prescribed for anxiety disorders.
I am suffering from panic disorder i take clonazepam 0.5mg and propanolol 20mg OD when i take drug everything is good no anxiety at all if don't take anxiety increases how i avoid dependency to these drug
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT need to consult a psychologist who can teach you techniques to control your panic attacks which will help in reducing the dose of medications
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FAQs

Q. What is Pacyl used for?

Pacyl 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 Pacyl safe?

Pacyl is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Pacyl addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Pacyl has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Pacyl is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Pacyl an opioid?

No, Pacyl is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Pacyl an anti-depressant?

No, Pacyl is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Pacyl a narcotic substance?

No, Pacyl 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 Pacyl for a hangover?

No, Pacyl is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Pacyl should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Pacyl for anxiety?

Yes, Pacyl 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 Pacyl for heart palpitations?

No, Pacyl is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Pacyl should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Pacyl for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Pacyl is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Pacyl reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Pacyl. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Pacyl.

Q. Does Pacyl make you sleepy?

Yes, Pacyl makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Pacyl. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Pacyl and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Pacyl expire?

Yes, Pacyl like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Pacyl cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Pacyl. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Pacyl.

Q. Can the use of Pacyl cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Pacyl. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Pacyl with hydrocodone?

Pacyl should not be taken with hydrocodone. Pacyl 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 Pacyl with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Pacyl 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 Pacyl with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Pacyl and hence decrease the levels of Pacyl in the body which may decrease the effect of Pacyl and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Pacyl with clonazepam?

Pacyl 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 Pacyl with oxycodone?

Pacyl should not be taken with oxycodone. Pacyl 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 Pacyl with tramadol?

Pacyl should not be taken with tramadol. Pacyl 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 Pacyl with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Pacyl 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 Pacyl with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Pacyl 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 Pacyl with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Pacyl 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 Pacyl for the rest of my life?

No, Pacyl should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Pacyl for pain?

No, Pacyl 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.

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