Q. Is Solzam habit forming?
Yes, Solzam 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 Solzam make me sleepy?
Yes, Solzam can make you sleepy. It usually begins within the first month of treatment and may diminish with continued treatment.
Q. How long does Solzam take to work?
Solzam is a fast-acting medicine, which means that it quickly gets absorbed from the bloodstream. Solzam reaches its highest blood levels within half an hour to 4 hours after the dose is taken.
Q. Is Solzam the same as clonazepam?
No, Solzam and clonazepam are not the same medicines but belong to the same class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Q. How long does Solzam withdrawal last?
Withdrawal syndrome may develop at any time up to 3 weeks after stopping Solzam. Withdrawal signs may last anywhere from 4 weeks to a year or more.
Q. Can I stop taking Solzam?
No, do not stop taking Solzam even if you are feeling well, unless your doctor tells you to. Suddenly stopping Solzam 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 Solzam is taken?
Taking more than the recommended doses of Solzam 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 Solzam tablets be crushed? Should I take Solzam before or after meals?
Solzam tablets can be taken whole, broken in half along the score, or crushed and mixed in applesauce. Solzam can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can using Solzam cause a decrease in the blood pressure?
Generally, the use of Solzam does not cause a decrease in the blood pressure, but taking more than the recommended doses of Solzam may cause a fall in the blood pressure
Q. Can Solzam make me tired?
Solzam 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 Solzam cause depression?
No, Solzam dose not cause depression, but it can cause recurrence of pre-existing depression.