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Zepnap 1mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Zepnap 1mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry or restlessness), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks and social phobias. It is also used for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.

Zepnap 1mg Tablet relieves symptoms of anxiety such as nervousness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, trembling, weakness or lack of concentration. 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 any doses, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should not stop this medication without talking to your doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

Some common side effects of this medicine include weakness, sedation and balance disorder (loss of balance). It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Talk to your doctor about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them. You may also get side effects after stopping the treatment.

Before taking the medicine you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. Taking it along with alcohol affects the way it works and can increase the chance of side effects. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Side effects of Zepnap Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Sedation
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

How to use Zepnap 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. Zepnap 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zepnap Tablet works

Zepnap 1mg 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
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zepnap 1mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zepnap 1mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zepnap 1mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Zepnap 1mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Zepnap 1mg Tablet should be gradual.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zepnap 1mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zepnap 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zepnap 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zepnap 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zepnap 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zepnap 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Zepnap Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zepnap 1mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Zepnap with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Zepnap an opioid? Is it a habit-forming medicine?

No, Zepnap is not an opioid. It belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines and is used for short-term treatment (2-4 weeks) only. It is a habit-forming medicine and can make a person physically and psychologically dependent.

Q. Can Zepnap be used as a sleeping pill?

Zepnap is used for sleeping difficulties caused due to short-term anxiety. One of the very common side effects of Zepnap is drowsiness and sleepiness. It calms the mind, and therefore, helps a person to sleep.

Q. For how long will Zepnap stay in my system?

Zepnap may take around 3 days to get completely removed from the system.

Q. Are there any symptoms that I would experience if I get addicted to Zepnap?

The most important symptom of addiction is that you may feel unpleasant if you do not take Zepnap. Another symptom could be that you may increase the dose on your own to feel its effect.

Q. If I suddenly stop taking Zepnap, will it affect me adversely?

You should reduce the dose of Zepnap gradually before completely stopping it. Suddenly stopping it may lead to withdrawal symptoms which include loss of the sense of reality, feeling detached from life, and unable to feel emotion. Some patients have also experienced numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, tinnitus (ringing sounds in the ears), uncontrolled or overactive movements, twitching, shaking, feeling sick, being sick, stomach upsets or stomach pain, loss of appetite, agitation and abnormally fast heart beats. It can also cause panic attacks, dizziness or feeling faint, memory loss, hallucinations, feeling stiff and unable to move easily, feeling very warm, convulsions (sudden uncontrolled shaking or jerking of the body) and oversensitivity to light, sound and touch.

Q. Does Zepnap cause weight gain?

The effect of Zepnap on weight gain or loss is not known.

Q. Does Zepnap cause depression?

If you have a history of depression then it may increase the risk of developing depression again. Zepnap should not be used alone in depressed patients because it may cause suicidal tendencies in such patients.

Q. My old uncle is taking Zepnap for sleeplessness associated with anxiety. Can it affect his memory?

Though it is rare, but use of Zepnap can cause memory impairment, which may be more apparent in old age patients.

Q. Are there any harmful effects of taking more than the recommended doses of Zepnap?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Zepnap may cause loss of muscle control, low blood pressure, mental confusion, slow breathing and even coma. If you have taken higher than the recommended dose of Zepnap, seek immediate medical help immediately.

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