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Q-Rest 0.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Q-Rest Tablet

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

How Q-Rest Tablet works

Q-Rest 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.

Q-Rest Tablet related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Q-Rest Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Q-Rest 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

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FAQs

Q. What is Q-Rest used for?

Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest safe?

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

Q. Is Q-Rest addictive (habit-forming)?

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

Q. Is Q-Rest an opioid?

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

Q. Is Q-Rest an anti-depressant?

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

Q. Is Q-Rest a narcotic substance?

No, Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest for a hangover?

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

Q. Can I take Q-Rest for anxiety?

Yes, Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest for heart palpitations?

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

Q. Can I take Q-Rest for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Q-Rest is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Q-Rest reduce blood pressure?

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

Q. Does Q-Rest make you sleepy?

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

Q. Does Q-Rest expire?

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

Q. Does Q-Rest cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can the use of Q-Rest cause hair loss?

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

Q. Can I take Q-Rest with hydrocodone?

Q-Rest should not be taken with hydrocodone. Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with prednisone?

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

Q. Can I take Q-Rest with clonazepam?

Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with oxycodone?

Q-Rest should not be taken with oxycodone. Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with tramadol?

Q-Rest should not be taken with tramadol. Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Q-Rest 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 Q-Rest for the rest of my life?

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

Q. Can I take Q-Rest for pain?

No, Q-Rest 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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