Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet

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Product introduction

Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and anxiety disorder. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, 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. You should not stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency and can cause nausea, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, depression and impaired coordination. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or depression as this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts.

Benefits of Radizem Tablet MD

In Treatment of Anxiety disorder

Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet stops your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety Disorder. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well, until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Radizem Tablet MD

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Radizem

  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired coordination
  • Memory impairment

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

How Radizem Tablet MD works

Radizem 0.25 MD 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 Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Radizem 0.25 MD 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Radizem Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Radizem 0.25 MD 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.\n

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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.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience worsen anxiety, depression angry, or violent behavior and mania while taking this medicine.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Benzodiazepines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Radizem 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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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
Hi I am suffering from epilepsy from the past 1.5 years but before that I have no issues with my health the symptoms are I will get vomiting sensation from evening & heavy body pains & fits will comes only in early morning from 4 & 5 am i will get un concious for about 20 or 30 minutes & I will bite my tongue & after that I will have heavy nerve pains for a day or two from 5 days I am taking encorte 500 tablets between day & night before that I used to take homeopathy treatment
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. Medicines for epilepsy are initially recommended for at least 3 years of seizure free interval but may continue longer depending on recurrence. Epileptic patient needs to carry a warning card or a medical emergency bracelet with identification details, his/ her epilepsy status and what people can do if fit occurs in public place.
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FAQs

Q. Is Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet a sleeping pill?

Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and is used to treat anxiety, stop seizures (fits) or relax tense muscles. This can also help relieve difficulty sleeping (insomnia), and is usually prescribed for a short period of time, if used to treat sleeping problems. You should take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Does Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet cause sleepiness? If yes, then should I stop driving while taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet?

Yes, Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet causes drowsiness very commonly. It also causes forgetfulness and affects muscular function which may adversely affect your ability to drive. Sometimes, drowsiness persists even on the following day. So, in case Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet makes you sleepy and affects your alertness, you should avoid driving.

Q. For how long should I take Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet?

The duration of treatment with Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet is mainly as short as possible. Your doctor will evaluate you after 4 weeks of treatment in order to assess the need for continuation of treatment, especially if you do not have any symptoms. Before taking you off this medicine, your doctor may gradually decrease your dose to prevent any withdrawal side effects. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Q. Is it safe to take Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet and alcohol together?

No, it is not at all recommended to take alcohol with Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet since it can cause breathing problems, sleepiness and heart problems. Taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet with alcohol may make you sleepy and your breathing may become so shallow that you may not wake up. This may even lead to death.

Q. Is Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet addictive?

People taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet in high doses or for a long term may become addicted to it. Also, people with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse are more likely to become addicted to Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet. Therefore, Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet should be taken for the shortest possible time and in the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet if I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet suddenly as you may experience withdrawal effects like depression, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, irritability, sweating, upset stomach or diarrhea. Stopping it suddenly may even bring back the symptoms and make them harder to treat. You may also experience mood changes, anxiety, restlessness and changes in sleep patterns. These effects may occur even after taking low doses for a short period of time.

Q. Are there any foods we need to avoid while taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet?

Yes, you should avoid taking foods containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolates etc., while taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet. This is because caffeine stimulates your brain and Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet calms the brain. So, taking too much caffeine can affect the calming ability of this medicine and worsen your condition. Also, you should avoid taking alcohol while on treatment with Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet. Alcohol can cause excessive sleepiness and make you more drowsy and inattentive. Talk to your doctor if you have any other doubts regarding your diet while taking Radizem 0.25 MD Tablet.

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