Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet

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Triko Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Zecalm Tablet

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Uses of Zecalm Tablet

Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety.
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Side effects of Zecalm Tablet

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

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How to use Zecalm 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 Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Zecalm Tablet works

Zecalm 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 Zecalm Tablet

Expert advice for Zecalm Tablet

  • If you are taking Zecalm 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 Zecalm, 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 Zecalm is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zecalm 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
CAUTION
Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zecalm 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 Alprazolam, 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 Zecalm 0.5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Alprazolam

Zecalm is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
Zecalm is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Yes, the use of Zecalm has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Zecalm is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
No, Zecalm is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
No, Zecalm is not a mono-amine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). It has no known inhibitory action on monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzyme. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines.
No, Zecalm has no known effect on blood or any action as blood thinner. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to relieve excess anxiety.
No, Zecalm is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
No, Zecalm is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.
No, Zecalm is not banned in India, however, it is available only by prescription from physician or doctor.
Yes, Zecalm is a habit forming substance. It is possible to become dependent on Zecalm and there are high chances that you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Zecalm. Please take Zecalm only as advised by your doctor. Kindly inform your doctor if you have a history of using habit forming substances as your doctor would be able to advise you better regarding the use of Zecalm.
No, Zecalm is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Zecalm should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Yes, Zecalm is used to relieve excess (moderate to severe) anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression. It is not recommended for mild anxiety associated with stress of day today life situations.
No, Zecalm is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Zecalm should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
No, Zecalm is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Zecalm. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Zecalm.
Yes, Zecalm makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Zecalm. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Zecalm and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Yes, Zecalm like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Zecalm. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Zecalm.
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Zecalm. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
No, Zecalm does not contain monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
Q. Can I take Zecalm with hydrocodone?
Zecalm should not be taken with hydrocodone. Zecalm belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and hydrocodone belongs to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Zecalm and paracetamol. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Zecalm and hence decrease the levels of Zecalm in the body which may decrease the effect of Zecalm and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with clonazepam?
Zecalm should not be taken with clonazepam as both the medicines belong to the same class of medicines called benzodiazepines. When taken together, they can cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with oxycodone?
Zecalm should not be taken with oxycodone. Zecalm belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and oxycodone belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with tramadol?
Zecalm should not be taken with tramadol. Zecalm belong to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and tramadol belong to the class of medicines called opioids. Both the classes cause sedation (increased tenedency to sleep) and respiratory depression (slow and difficult breathing). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Zecalm and ibuprofen. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Zecalm and sertraline. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zecalm with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Zecalm and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
No, Zecalm should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
No, Zecalm is not indicated for the treatment of any kind of pain. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines and is indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
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