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Zaxpam 10mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is a prescription medicine that relieves symptoms of anxiety such as irritability, restlessness, lack of concentration, fatigue, sweating, increased heart rate, and unwanted or racing thoughts. It may also be used in alcoholics to treat anxiety associated with alcohol withdrawal.

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines. It may be taken with or without food. However, take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming.

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety. It should only be used for a limited period as long term use of this medicine is not recommended.

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet may cause dizziness and sleepiness as side effects of this medicine, so do not drive if you have taken this medicine. Moreover, driving under the influence of this medicine is also considered as an offense. Other common side effects of this medicine include nausea, lethargy, edema, slurred speech, tremor, altered libido, and rashes. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

It should be noted that in elderly patients this medicine may reduce the muscle tone and increased risk of falls. You should avoid alcohol intake while taking this medicine as it will increase drowsiness. Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding, before taking this medicine.

Benefits of Zaxpam Tablet

In Short term anxiety

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that are triggered only at the time of stressful conditions that last for a shorter duration. These could be job interviews, exams, stage performances, etc. It can effectively manage feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. Zaxpam 10mg Tablet will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

In Alcohol withdrawal

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people recover from alcohol addiction and to avoid having the urge to drink alcohol again. Zaxpam 10mg Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction.

Side effects of Zaxpam Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zaxpam

  • Altered libido
  • Dizziness
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Slurred speech
  • Tremor

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

How Zaxpam Tablet works

Zaxpam 10mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Zaxpam 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zaxpam 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As Zaxpam 10mg 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 IF PRESCRIBED
Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Use of Zaxpam 10mg Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zaxpam 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zaxpam 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zaxpam 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Zaxpam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zaxpam 10mg 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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Quick Tips

  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Zaxpam 10mg Tablet a benzodiazepine or a narcotic?

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet belongs to benzodiazepine group of medicines and it is not a narcotic

Q. Is Zaxpam 10mg Tablet addictive?

Yes, Zaxpam 10mg Tablet 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 10mg Tablet the same as valium/Xanax?

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet 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 10mg Tablet lower blood pressure/ cause weight loss or weight gain / make you sleepy/ get you high/ cause diarrhea?

Zaxpam 10mg Tablet may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with Zaxpam 10mg Tablet.

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