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Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Zoloid Tablet

Uses of Zoloid Tablet

Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety.

Zoloid Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Zoloid are Memory impairment, Dizziness, Tiredness, Sleepiness, Confusion, Uncoordinated body movements.

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

How Zoloid Tablet works

Zoloid 0.5 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.

In Depth Information on Zoloid Tablet

Expert advice for Zoloid Tablet

  • If you are taking Zoloid 0.5 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 Zoloid 0.5 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 Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet is very high.
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Zoloid Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Zoloid Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zoloid 0.5 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
CAUTION
Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zoloid 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Zoloid Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Zoloid 0.5 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Zoloid Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Alprazolam

Q. What is Zoloid used for?
Zoloid 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 Zoloid safe?
Zoloid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Zoloid addictive (habit-forming)?
Yes, the use of Zoloid has addictive potential. Its use is associated with risk of addiction for physical or psychological effects. The abrupt discontinuation of Zoloid is therefore not advised to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms.
Q. Is Zoloid an opioid?
No, Zoloid is not an opioid, it belongs to a class of substances called benzodiazepines.
Q. Is Zoloid an anti-depressant?
No, Zoloid is not an anti-depressant. It is used to relieve excess anxiety and to treat anxiety associated with depression.
Q. Is Zoloid a narcotic substance?
No, Zoloid 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 Zoloid for a hangover?
No, Zoloid is not indicated for managing a hangover. Rather, Zoloid should not be taken with alcohol as both the substances can cause excessive sleep (sedation) and depress your brain.
Q. Can I take Zoloid for anxiety?
Yes, Zoloid 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 Zoloid for heart palpitations?
No, Zoloid is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitations associated with anxiety. Zoloid should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Zoloid for alcohol withdrawal?
No, Zoloid is not indicated for the management of alcohol withdrawal.
Q. Does Zoloid reduce blood pressure?
Lowering of blood pressure is seen if you take more than prescribed dose of Zoloid. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive fall in blood pressure while you are taking Zoloid.
Q. Does Zoloid make you sleepy?
Yes, Zoloid makes you sleepy. Sedation (sleepiness) is a very common side effect of Zoloid. Please consult your doctor if you are prescribed Zoloid and your work requires you to remain alerted or you drive yourself as it may affect your driving.
Q. Does Zoloid expire?
Yes, Zoloid like any other medicine has an expiry date and should not be used beyond the date mentioned on the package.
Q. Does Zoloid cause weight gain?
Change in weight (both weight gain and weight loss) has been reported as a common side effect with Zoloid. Please consult your doctor if you experience disproportionate change in weight when you are taking Zoloid.
Q. Can the use of Zoloid cause hair loss?
It has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience this while taking Zoloid. As it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Can I take Zoloid with hydrocodone?
Zoloid should not be taken with hydrocodone. Zoloid 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 Zoloid with paracetamol?
No, interactions have been reported between Zoloid 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 Zoloid with prednisone?
Prednisolone may increase the metabolism (breakdown) of Zoloid and hence decrease the levels of Zoloid in the body which may decrease the effect of Zoloid and a higher dose may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoloid with clonazepam?
Zoloid 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 Zoloid with oxycodone?
Zoloid should not be taken with oxycodone. Zoloid 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 Zoloid with tramadol?
Zoloid should not be taken with tramadol. Zoloid 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 Zoloid with ibuprofen?
No, interactions have been reported between Zoloid 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 Zoloid with sertraline?
No, interactions have been reported between Zoloid 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 Zoloid with buspirone?
No, interactions have been reported between Zoloid 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 Zoloid for the rest of my life?
No, Zoloid should be taken only for a prescribed duration at prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Zoloid for pain?
No, Zoloid 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Zoloid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Zoloid with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, C-Pride
Zoloid with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Oxzey, Exep, Zenoxa, Oxital
Zoloid with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Zoloid with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tenofovir Alafenamide: Tenvir AF
Zoloid with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Stoin, Marantin, Notian, Phenytoin Sodium, Phenozed, Episol, Epidium
Zoloid with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Zoloid with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Zep, Carbdac
Zoloid with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx, Paromec, Madotine, Parolyst, Parox, Baxidep, Psypro, Parot
Zoloid with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase
Zoloid with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
Zoloid with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid
Zoloid with Pantoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pantoprazole: Altole, Pandosun, Paddy, Solprazole, P Od, Pantolex, Pantopaa, Maspan, Pantodell, Zenta
Zoloid with Rabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rabeprazole: Ulcevin, Altirab, Rabsure, Rabon, Rabequeen, Solrazole, R Od, Rabod, Rabgize, Rabepaa
Zoloid with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Imirise, Imikon, Karthin, Min, Imprin, Impranit
Zoloid with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez
Zoloid with Lansoprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lansoprazole: Legend, Lazole, Less, Zolitec, Lansad, Lanspic, Lansure, Wylan, Lanzyco, Dyzole
Zoloid with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast
Zoloid with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Valkid, Valprosh, Cylenc SV, SV
Zoloid with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Zoloid with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Develpin
Zoloid with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep
Zoloid with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil

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