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Paxum 5 mg Tablet

East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd

Composition for Paxum 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Paxum 5 mg Tablet

We do not sell this product at present
Medicine Overview of Paxum Tablet

Uses of Paxum Tablet

Paxum 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.

Paxum Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Paxum are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Depression, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.

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

How Paxum Tablet works

Paxum 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.
In Depth Information on Paxum Tablet

Expert advice for Paxum Tablet

  • If you are taking Paxum 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 Paxum 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 Paxum 5 mg Tablet is very high.
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Paxum Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Paxum Tablet
Paxum 5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Paxum 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.
Paxum 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.
Paxum 5 mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Paxum 5 mg Tablet should be gradual.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Paxum 5 mg Tablet can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Paxum 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Paxum 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
There is limited information available on the use of Paxum 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Paxum Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Paxum 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Paxum Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Diazepam
Q. Is Paxum an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Paxum belongs to a class of medication called as benzodiazepine. It produces sedation and also causes muscle relaxation. It is not a barbiturate, and does not relieve pain
Q. Is Paxum a sleeping pill?
Paxum is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Q. Is Paxum a narcotic/controlled drug?
Paxum is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor
Q. How long can I take Paxum for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Can I take Paxum for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Paxum is used in the treatment of short-term relief (2-4 weeks) of severe anxiety. It is not a pain-relieving medication, and cannot be used to relieve pain. It does not relieve hangover
Q. Does Paxum help with opioid withdrawal?
Paxum is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Q. Does Paxum cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Paxum. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Q. Does Paxum show on blood test?
Yes, Paxum can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Q. Does Paxum make you high?
Paxum is a benzodiazepine, which calms down the brain to relieve symptoms of brain hyperactivity. This effect may be perceived by some as pleasant, or ‘getting high'. Paxum is considered as a narcotic drug, as it has low, but definite potential to cause addiction, resulting in abuse of the drug; hence, its sale is controlled. It is available only according to the prescription of a doctor.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Paxum with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Paxum with Oxcarbazepine
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey
Paxum with Paroxetine
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx
Paxum with Pimozide
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep
Paxum with Imipramine
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise
Paxum with Itraconazole
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
Paxum with Pantoprazole
Medicines with composition Pantoprazole: Altole, Pandosun
Paxum with Phenytoin
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin
Paxum with Sodium Valproate
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid
Paxum with Haloperidol
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma
Paxum with Rabeprazole
Medicines with composition Rabeprazole: Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure

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