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Zolax 0.5 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Zolax Tablet

How to use Zolax 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. Zolax 0.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zolax Tablet works

Zolax 0.5 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.

Zolax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Zolax 0.5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolax 0.5 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zolax 0.5 Tablet 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
Zolax 0.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zolax 0.5 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zolax 0.5 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zolax 0.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zolax 0.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zolax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zolax 0.5 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

  • 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

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zolax

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FAQs

Q. What is Zolax used for?

Zolax 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 Zolax safe?

Zolax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Zolax addictive (habit-forming)?

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

Q. Is Zolax an opioid?

No, Zolax is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.

Q. Is Zolax an anti-depressant?

No, Zolax is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.

Q. Is Zolax a narcotic substance?

No, Zolax 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 Zolax for a hangover?

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

Q. Can I take Zolax for anxiety?

Yes, Zolax 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 Zolax for heart palpitations?

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

Q. Can I take Zolax for alcohol withdrawal?

No, Zolax is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.

Q. Does Zolax reduce blood pressure?

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

Q. Does Zolax make you sleepy?

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

Q. Does Zolax expire?

Yes, Zolax like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.

Q. Does Zolax cause weight gain?

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

Q. Can the use of Zolax cause hair loss?

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

Q. Can I take Zolax with hydrocodone?

Zolax should not be taken with hydrocodone. Zolax 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 Zolax with paracetamol?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolax 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 Zolax with prednisone?

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

Q. Can I take Zolax with clonazepam?

Zolax 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 Zolax with oxycodone?

Zolax should not be taken with oxycodone. Zolax 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 Zolax with tramadol?

Zolax should not be taken with tramadol. Zolax 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 Zolax with ibuprofen?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolax 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 Zolax with sertraline?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolax 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 Zolax with buspirone?

No, interactions have been reported between Zolax 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 Zolax for the rest of my life?

No, Zolax should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Zolax for pain?

No, Zolax 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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