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Slipizem 5 mg Suppository

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Overview

Uses of Slipizem Suppository

Slipizem 5 mg Suppository is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Slipizem Suppository side effects

Common
  • Rectal discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Memory impairement
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Slipizem Suppository

Remove the wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Keep lying down for about 15 minutes after insertion so that the suppository does not come out before it melts.

How Slipizem Suppository works

Slipizem 5 mg Suppository is a benzodiazepine (BZD). It is absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream from the rich blood supply of the rectal area. Once absorbed, it quickly increases the action of GABA, a chemical messenger. This action suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain, thereby controlling seizures.

Slipizem Suppository related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Slipizem 5 mg Suppository 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
Slipizem 5 mg Suppository is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Slipizem 5 mg Suppository should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Slipizem 5 mg Suppository should be gradual.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
Slipizem 5 mg Suppository should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Slipizem 5 mg Suppository may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment may be required if it is to be given for a long period
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Slipizem 5 mg Suppository in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Slipizem Suppository?

If you miss a dose of Slipizem 5 mg Suppository, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Slipizem 5 mg Suppository
₹11.2/Suppository
JUNIZ RDS SUPPOSITORY 5 MG
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹12/Suppository
7% costlier

Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Slipizem 5 mg Suppository 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 Slipizem 5 mg Suppository, 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 Slipizem 5 mg Suppository is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Slipizem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Valkid
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Altole, Pandosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Oxzey
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Slipizem

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my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
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FAQs

Q. Is Slipizem an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?

Slipizem 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 Slipizem a sleeping pill?

Slipizem is used as sedative drug which induces sleep

Q. Is Slipizem a narcotic/controlled drug?

Slipizem 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 Slipizem for?

It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor

Q. Can I take Slipizem for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?

Slipizem 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 Slipizem help with opioid withdrawal?

Slipizem is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs

Q. Does Slipizem cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?

Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Slipizem. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood

Q. Does Slipizem show on blood test?

Yes, Slipizem can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses

Q. Does Slipizem make you high?

Slipizem 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'. Slipizem 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.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Bliss GVS Pharma Ltd., 102,Hyde Park, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East),Mumbai – 400072, India
NOT FOR SALE
We do not facilitate sale of this product at present