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Zolam 1mg Tablet SR

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to 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. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.

The most common side effect of this medicine is lightheadedness. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.

It may also cause weight gain or weight loss as it can vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high calorie foods, and exercise regularly. Weight loss can be managed by increasing food portions and consulting a dietitian. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Zolam Tablet SR

Benefits of Zolam Tablet SR

In Anxiety

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. 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 it suddenly can cause serious problems. So, do not stop taking it without discussing with your doctor.

Side effects of Zolam Tablet SR

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 Zolam

  • Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness

How to use Zolam Tablet SR

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

How Zolam Tablet SR works

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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
Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zolam 1mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zolam Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR, 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

Taking Zolam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Whats the difference between SR tablet and ordinary tablet Can i use SR tablet? Any side effects in SR tablets?. Which one is good medicine for health?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
SR IS GOOD AS IT IS SUSTAINED RELEASE
anxiety i m suffering from.taking bupron sr 150 n etizola0.5 mg n still anxiety continues
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. Treatment for Recurrent Depressive Disorder , psychotic disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and OCD usually lasts for much longer.To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. What is Zolam 1mg Tablet SR used for?

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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.

Q. Is Zolam 1mg Tablet SR safe?

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Zolam 1mg Tablet SR addictive (habit-forming)?

Yes, the use of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.

Q. Is Zolam 1mg Tablet SR an opioid?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Zolam 1mg Tablet SR an anti-depressant?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Zolam 1mg Tablet SR a narcotic substance?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines and is used for the treatment of anxiety.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR for a hangover?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR for anxiety?

Yes, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR for heart palpitations?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Zolam 1mg Tablet SR reduce blood pressure?

Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Zolam 1mg Tablet SR.

Q. Does Zolam 1mg Tablet SR make you sleepy?

Yes, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Zolam 1mg Tablet SR and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.

Q. Does Zolam 1mg Tablet SR expire?

Yes, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Zolam 1mg Tablet SR cause weight gain?

Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Zolam 1mg Tablet SR. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Zolam 1mg Tablet SR.

Q. Can the use of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR cause hair loss?

It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Zolam 1mg Tablet SR. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with hydrocodone?

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should not be taken with hydrocodone. Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with prednisone?

Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR and hence decrease the levels of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR in the body which may decrease the effect of Zolam 1mg Tablet SR and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with clonazepam?

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with oxycodone?

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should not be taken with oxycodone. Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with tramadol?

Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should not be taken with tramadol. Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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 Zolam 1mg Tablet SR with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolam 1mg Tablet SR and buspirone. However, this does not mean that no interactions exist. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR for the rest of my life?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Zolam 1mg Tablet SR for pain?

No, Zolam 1mg Tablet SR 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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