Zeficar 2 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Zeficar Tablet

Zeficar 2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Zeficar Tablet side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Zeficar 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. Zeficar 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zeficar Tablet works

Zeficar 2 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.

Zeficar Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Zeficar 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zeficar 2 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
Zeficar 2 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
Zeficar 2 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Zeficar 2 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zeficar 2 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zeficar 2 mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Zeficar 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zeficar 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zeficar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zeficar 2 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 Zeficar 2 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 Zeficar 2 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 Zeficar 2 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zeficar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zeficar

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my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Zeficar while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Zeficar is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Zeficar?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Zeficar?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Zeficar) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Zeficar?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Zeficar?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Zeficar affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Zeficar does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Zeficar a narcotic?
No. Zeficar is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Zeficar muscle relaxant?
Zeficar is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.
Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Zeficar?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Zeficar.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Zeficar?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Zeficar.
Q. Can I take Zeficar while I am on hepatitis C treatment?
The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.
Q. Can Zeficar cause euphoria?
No. Zeficar does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Zeficar get you high?
Zeficar does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Zeficar be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Zeficar is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Zeficar cause rash?
Zeficar is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Zeficar the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Zeficar is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Zeficar?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Zeficar is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Zeficar 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, Zeficar or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Zeficar as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Zeficar needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Zeficar along with fluoxetine?
You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
Q. Can I take Zeficar while I am also taking antibiotics?
It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Can I take Zeficar 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, Zeficar or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Zeficar along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Zeficar. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Zeficar or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Zeficar with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Zeficar 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.
Q. When does Zeficar expire?
The expiry date of Zeficar is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Zeficar affect the brain?
Zeficar 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 Zeficar along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Zeficar.
Q. What is the difference between Zeficar and zopiclone?
Zeficar 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 Zeficar and olanzapine?
Zeficar is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Zeficar cause low blood pressure?
Zeficar is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Zeficar for sciatica?
No. Zeficar is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Zeficar?
Zeficar is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Zeficar is effective
Q. Can I use Zeficar for nausea?
No. Zeficar is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Zeficar for a headache?
No. Zeficar is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Zeficar for vertigo?
No. Zeficar is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.
Q. Can insomnia be treated with Zeficar?
Yes. Though Zeficar is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Zeficar is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Zeficar for depression?
No. Zeficar is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.
Q. Can I use Zeficar in pain management?
No. Zeficar 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 Zeficar in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Zeficar?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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