Q. Is Sizamat habit forming?
Yes, Sizamat can be habit forming if used for a long time. The risk of dependence increases with dose and duration of treatment; it is also greater in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Therefore, the duration of treatment is generally as short as possible.
Q. Can Sizamat make me sleepy?
Yes, Sizamat can make you sleepy. It usually begins within the first month of treatment and may diminish with continued treatment.
Q. How long does Sizamat take to work?
Sizamat is a fast-acting medicine, which means that it quickly gets absorbed from the bloodstream. Sizamat reaches its highest blood levels within half an hour to 4 hours after the dose is taken.
Q. Is Sizamat the same as clonazepam?
No, Sizamat and clonazepam are not the same medicines but belong to the same class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Q. How long does Sizamat withdrawal last?
Withdrawal syndrome may develop at any time up to 3 weeks after stopping Sizamat. Withdrawal signs may last anywhere from 4 weeks to a year or more.
Q. Can I stop taking Sizamat?
No, do not stop taking Sizamat even if you are feeling well, unless your doctor tells you to. Suddenly stopping Sizamat may cause unwanted effects known as withdrawal symptoms. To prevent this, the dose of clobazam needs to be reduced gradually before completely stopping it. Therefore, it is important that you consult your doctor first.
Q. What if more than the recommended dose of Sizamat is taken?
Taking more than the recommended doses of Sizamat can affect in different ways, and the patient should seek immediate medical help. In mild cases, it may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, mental confusion, and tiredness. Whereas, in more serious cases, the symptoms may include the complete loss of control of bodily movements, decreased muscle tone, low blood pressure, respiratory depression, coma in rare cases, and death in very rare cases.
Q. Can Sizamat tablets be crushed? Should I take Sizamat before or after meals?
Sizamat tablets can be taken whole, broken in half along the score, or crushed and mixed in applesauce. Sizamat can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can using Sizamat cause a decrease in the blood pressure?
Generally, the use of Sizamat does not cause a decrease in the blood pressure, but taking more than the recommended doses of Sizamat may cause a fall in the blood pressure
Q. Can Sizamat make me tired?
Sizamat may cause tiredness along with muscle weakness. In case you experience tiredness or if tiredness persists for a long time, then you should consult your doctor.
Q. Does Sizamat cause depression?
No, Sizamat dose not cause depression, but it can cause recurrence of pre-existing depression.