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Prizm 0.5mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Prizm 0.5mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

Prizm 0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

The most common side effect of this medicine is lightheadedness. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

It may also cause weight gain or weight loss as it can vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high calorie foods, and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Prizm Tablet

Side effects of Prizm Tablet

Common
  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Lightheadedness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.

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

How Prizm Tablet works

Prizm 0.5mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Prizm 0.5mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prizm 0.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prizm 0.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Prizm 0.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prizm 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Prizm 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Prizm 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prizm 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Prizm Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Prizm 0.5mg 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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Quick Tips

  • 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 Prizm 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

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Dr. Vijay Gogoi
Psychiatry
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.
My friend died bcos of heart attack from that day I am fearing still my mind saying that heart attack will come and chaist pain are there
Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal
Psychiatry
You need to relax and take anti anxiety medicationYou can either take lonazep 0.5mg at night for 8 weeks or take mirtazapine 15mg at night
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FAQs

Q. What is Prizm used for?

Prizm 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 Prizm safe?

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

Q. Is Prizm addictive (habit-forming)?

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

Q. Is Prizm an opioid?

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

Q. Is Prizm an anti-depressant?

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

Q. Is Prizm a narcotic substance?

No, Prizm 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 Prizm for a hangover?

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

Q. Can I take Prizm for anxiety?

Yes, Prizm 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 Prizm for heart palpitations?

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

Q. Can I take Prizm for alcohol withdrawal?

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

Q. Does Prizm reduce blood pressure?

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

Q. Does Prizm make you sleepy?

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

Q. Does Prizm expire?

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

Q. Does Prizm cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can the use of Prizm cause hair loss?

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

Q. Can I take Prizm with hydrocodone?

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Prizm with clonazepam?

Prizm 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 Prizm with oxycodone?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Prizm for pain?

No, Prizm 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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