Sylkam 1 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Sylkam Tablet

Sylkam 1 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and insomnia.

Sylkam Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Sylkam 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. Sylkam 1 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Sylkam Tablet works

Sylkam 1 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.

Sylkam Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Sylkam 1 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Sylkam 1 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
The most common side-effects of Sylkam 1 mg Tablet are related to sedation and musculoskeletal relaxation. It may impair your driving ability.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Sylkam 1 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Sylkam 1 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Sylkam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sylkam 1 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Sylkam 1 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 Sylkam 1 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 Sylkam 1 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Sylkam 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

Questions Related to Sylkam

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Stress and insomnia problem please medicine prescribe
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Follow Dos and Avoid DONOTSDo's Maintain regular hours of bedtime and arising If hungry have a light snack before bedtime Regular exercise schedule Take an hour to wind down before going to bed If worried about something, write it down and deal with it in morning Keep the bedroom cool Keep the bedroom dark Keep the bedroom quietDONTS take nap Watch the clock so u know how bad ur insomnia is Exercise right before going to bed Watch TV in bed when u can't sleep Eat a heavy meal before bedtime Drink coffee in evening Use alcohol to help going to sleep Smoking Read in bed when u can't sleep Exercise in bed Talk on phone in bed"
I am feeling higher stress, phobia, severe anxiety, insomnia etc
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Anxiety is the result of a hyperarousal state of nervous system due to a low threshold for threat perception. In simpler words, it's an ongoing flight or fight response. It can elicit a neuro-hormonal response understood as Flight or Fright reaction kicking in physiological cascade of symptoms ranging from palpitations, tachycardia, breathlessness, increased bowel movement, increase frequency of urination, dizziness, muscle tension or pain, trembling, dizziness, blurring of vision to restlessness, confusion and fainting spells. Chronic stress causes prolonged anxiety response with the consequences of slowed cognition , lack of concentration, headaches, fluctuations in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome with persistent Bowel movement issues and increased wear and tear of body tissues. Other somatic symptoms can also be seen like feeling of obstruction in throat or thrust tightness, stomach ache, nausea, recurrent vomiting, increased body temperature, feeling of electrical sensations or ants on skin ( paresthesia) etc. The interest in routine activities like eating, socialising with friends and family and sex goes down. Identifying your stressors, learning to deal with them, de stressing regularly by doing something that makes one feel good, yoga and meditation are some non pharmacological strategies to deal with it. If the condition is persisting for a long time, it's better to see a psychiatrist.
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FAQs

Q. Is Sylkam a benzodiazepine?
Sylkam is a derivative of benzodiazepine that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (inability to sleep) and anxiety disorder.
Q. How does Sylkam work?
Sylkam induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Does Sylkam get you high?
Sylkam has not been reported to get you high.However,Sylkam calms the brain and induces sleep and relaxation of muscles in the body. It may alter mood and perception in some individuals which may be perceived by some as a ‘feeling of high'.
Q. Is Sylkam safe?
Sylkam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Sylkam a sleeping pill?
Sylkam induces sleep and is used for the treatment of insomnia (habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep). Using on a more frequent basis can lead to difficulty sleeping, problems falling asleep or waking early. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is Sylkam a narcotic drug?
Sylkam is not a narcotic drug. It is a derivative of benzodiazepine that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and anxiety disorder.
Q. Does Sylkam cause addiction or is it habit forming?
There is a risk of dependence and addiction with repeated use of Sylkam.It should be avoided in people who have a history of addiction. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Does Sylkam cause weight gain?
Sylkam does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience an increase in weight after taking Sylkam.
Q. Does Sylkam work?
Sylkam works if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Does Sylkam get you high?
Sylkam has not been reported to get you high. It has a calming action and it reduces anxiety. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions regarding the abuse potential of this medicine.
Q. Does Sylkam make you sleepy?
Sylkam can make you sleep. Using on a more frequent basis can lead to difficulty sleeping, problems falling asleep or waking early. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Does Sylkam help in opioid withdrawal?
Sylkam does not help in opioid withdrawal. Please consult your doctor to know more about medicines used in opiate withdrawal.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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