Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety, Alcohol withdrawal, Epilepsy
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Medicine Overview of Xenotril SL Tablet

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Uses of Xenotril SL Tablet

Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy.
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Side effects of Xenotril SL Tablet

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Sleepiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory impairment, Irritability, Headache, Dry mouth, Depression, Constipation.

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How to use Xenotril SL 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Xenotril SL Tablet works

Xenotril sl 0.5mg tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Xenotril SL Tablet

Expert advice for Xenotril SL Tablet

  • If you are taking Xenotril sl 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 Xenotril sl, 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 Xenotril sl is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Xenotril SL 0.5mg 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.
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Lactation
Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in pati
ents with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Encorate Syrup, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Clonazepam, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Xenotril SL 0.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Clonazepam

It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Xenotril sl is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Xenotril sl?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Xenotril sl?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Xenotril sl) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Xenotril sl?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Xenotril sl?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
There are few reports but it is not so common. Xenotril sl does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
No. Xenotril sl is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Xenotril sl is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Xenotril sl.
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Xenotril sl.
The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.
No. Xenotril sl does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Xenotril sl does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Xenotril sl be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Xenotril sl is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Xenotril sl is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Xenotril sl is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Xenotril sl?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Xenotril sl is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Xenotril sl along with zolpidem?
No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.
Q. Which medication is better, Xenotril sl or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Xenotril sl as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Xenotril sl needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Xenotril sl along with fluoxetine?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Can I take Xenotril sl along with escitalopram?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Which medication is better, Xenotril sl or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Xenotril sl along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Xenotril sl. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Xenotril sl or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Xenotril sl with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Xenotril sl or etizolam?
Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.
The expiry date of Xenotril sl is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Xenotril sl works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Can I take Xenotril sl along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Xenotril sl.
Q. What is the difference between Xenotril sl and zopiclone?
Xenotril sl is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep
Q. What is the difference between Xenotril sl and olanzapine?
Xenotril sl is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Xenotril sl is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
No. Xenotril sl is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Xenotril sl is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Xenotril sl is effective
No. Xenotril sl is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
No. Xenotril sl is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
No. Xenotril sl is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.
Yes. Though Xenotril sl is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Xenotril sl is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
No. Xenotril sl is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.
No. Xenotril sl is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Xenotril sl in pain management.
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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