Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION

Overview

Uses of Tensyn Tablet SR
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.
Tensyn Tablet SR side effects
Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements
How to use Tensyn Tablet SR
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. Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Tensyn Tablet SR works
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR 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.
Tensyn Tablet SR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR 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
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR should be gradual.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR can make you sleepy, forgetful, and have poor co-ordination. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR 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 Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Tensyn Tablet SR?
If you miss a dose of Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR, 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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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR 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 Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR, 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 Tensyn 40 mg Tablet SR is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tensyn with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Tensyn an opioid/ painkiller/ barbiturate/ sedative/ muscle relaxant?
Tensyn 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 Tensyn a sleeping pill?
Tensyn is used as sedative drug which induces sleep
Q. Is Tensyn a narcotic/controlled drug?
Tensyn 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 Tensyn for?
It is advisable to take this drug only till prescribed by the doctor
Q. Can I take Tensyn for back pain/toothache/anxiety/hangover?
Tensyn 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 Tensyn help with opioid withdrawal?
Tensyn is used to induce sleep, control fits and other symptoms of withdrawal of opioids as well as other depressant drugs
Q. Does Tensyn cause weight gain/drowsiness/thins blood?
Drowsiness is the most common side effect of Tensyn. There is no evidence that it causes weight gain, or thinning of blood
Q. Does Tensyn show on blood test?
Yes, Tensyn can be detected in blood, as well as urine, even when it is taken at prescribed doses
Q. Does Tensyn make you high?
Tensyn 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'. Tensyn 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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