Zicam 2mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zicam 2mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and anxiety disorder. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Zicam 2mg Tablet 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 it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should not stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency and can cause nausea, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, depression and impaired coordination. 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. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or depression as this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Zicam Tablet

Benefits of Zicam Tablet

In Treatment of Anxiety disorder

Zicam 2mg Tablet stops your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety Disorder. It 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 Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Zicam 2mg Tablet slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well, until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Zicam 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 Zicam

  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired coordination

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

How Zicam Tablet works

Zicam 2mg 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 Zicam 2mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zicam 2mg 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
Zicam 2mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zicam 2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Zicam 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zicam 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zicam 2mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Zicam 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zicam 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zicam Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zicam 2mg 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience worsen anxiety, depression angry, or violent behavior and mania while taking this medicine.
  • 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

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

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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FAQs

Q. Is Zicam 2mg Tablet a sleeping pill?

Zicam 2mg Tablet is not used as a sleeping pill, as it may cause difficulty in sleeping.

Q. Can Zicam 2mg Tablet be taken for longer term?

You need to take Zicam 2mg Tablet as long as doctor has advised you. Suddenly stopping it or changing the dose may cause seizures to recur. Long-term use may make you dependent on it so consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. On stopping Zicam 2mg Tablet what kind of withdrawal symptoms occur?

The common symptoms seen after stopping Zicam 2mg Tablet abruptly or reducing the dose too quickly include difficulty in sleeping, changes in mood, and increased sweating. It can also result in muscle pain, headache, shaking (tremor) or feeling restless, feeling very anxious, tense, confused, and irritable or agitated.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Q. Does Zicam 2mg Tablet cause weight gain?

Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Zicam 2mg Tablet. However, these are uncommon side effects of Zicam 2mg Tablet. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. Can Zicam 2mg Tablet affect my memory?

Though memory does not get affected in everyone but in some cases the use of Zicam 2mg Tablet has shown memory-related problems. The patient may complain of partial or complete inability to recall the recent past.

Q. Can Zicam 2mg Tablet be harmful if more than the recommended doses are used?

If more than the recommended doses of Zicam 2mg Tablet are taken, it can cause sleepiness, changes in speech, abnormalities in eye movements, and confusion. Coma may also occur but lasts only for few hours. Usually overdose of Zicam 2mg Tablet is not life threatening.

Q. Can I take Zicam 2mg Tablet and zolpidem together?

The combination of Zicam 2mg Tablet and zolpidem should be avoided as it may have increased chances of side effects. If both are to be used then dose of Zicam 2mg Tablet should be reduced, to prevent side effects.

Q. Can Zicam 2mg Tablet and quetiapine be taken together?

If both Zicam 2mg Tablet and quetiapine are used together the side effects may increase. The side effects which may appear are drowsiness, confusion, weakness, breathing trouble, and ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements).

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