Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Zaxpam Tablet

Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

Zaxpam Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness

How to use Zaxpam 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. Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zaxpam Tablet works

Zaxpam 10 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.

Zaxpam Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zaxpam 10 mg 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.
Lactation
Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet may affect how your muscles work or may make you feel sleepy or forgetful. It may also impair your alertness which can affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Use of Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Zaxpam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zaxpam 10 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.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Zaxpam 10 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 Zaxpam 10 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 Zaxpam 10 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zaxpam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Valkid
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Brand(s): Norma
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Zaxpam a benzodiazepine or a narcotic?
Zaxpam belongs to benzodiazepine group of medicines and it is not a narcotic
Q. Is Zaxpam addictive?
Yes, Zaxpam is addictive. If used more than 4 weeks without a break, there is a risk of becomingdependent or of having problems when you stop taking
Q. Is oxazepam a metabolite of diazepam/clonazepam?
Yes, oxazepam is a metabolite of diazepam but not of clonazepam
Q. Can I take oxazepam with mirtazapine/ Zoloft/ tramadol/ diazepam/ antibiotics?
Oxazepam may interact with these medications. Kindly follow doctors instructions
Q. Is Zaxpam the same as valium/Xanax?
Zaxpam and valium/Xanax, all belong to same class of medicines called benzodiazepines, and have similar effect on brain. However, consult your doctor for specific indications of each medicine
Q. Does Zaxpam lower blood pressure/ cause weight loss or weight gain / make you sleepy/ get you high/ cause diarrhea?
Zaxpam may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with Zaxpam.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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