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Alzolam 0.5mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet is a medication used for treating panic disorders and anxiety disorders. It is composed of alprazolam 0.5 mg. Alprazolam belongs to a class of benzodiazepines. This class of medi...
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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, panic disorder, panic attacks.
Side effectsLightheadedness, blurred speech, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, change in sex drive, balancing problems, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, speech difficulties, memory problems, trouble walking, jaundice, seizures.
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Alzolam 0.5 MG

  • According to CDSCO, Delto 0.5 mg tablet can be used for managing anxiety disorder, anxiety associated with depression, and panic disorders with or without agoraphobia (fear of open or crowded places).

Contraindications of Alzolam 0.5 MG

Do not use Alzolam tablet if you have any of the following conditions: If you have an allergic reaction to any component of the Alzolam tablet If you have any history of addiction to medicine or...
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Side effects of Alzolam 0.5 MG

  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Weakness
  • Change in sex drive
  • Balancing problems

Precautions and Warnings of Alzolam 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take an Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Alzolam tablets are unsafe during pregnancy. Studies have shown a definite risk to the developing unborn baby. Sometimes doctors may prescribe it during life-threatening conditions if they think the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not take it without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take an Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No, you should consult your doctor before taking the Alzolam tablet. It can be unsafe during breastfeeding. There is limited data on the effects of this tablet on the breastfeeding baby. Studies suggested that the medicine may pass into the milk and cause undesirable effects on the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken an Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Alzolam tablet. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision that can impair your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with an Alzolam tablet. It can interfere with the function of the medication and cause exaggerated side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are planning to get pregnant, consult your doctor.
  • You are using the treatment for fungal infections, inform your doctor.
  • You have a seizure disorder and are under antiepileptic medication.
  • You are using any vitamin, herbal medicines or supplements, they may interact with this medicine.
  • You have any previous lung, kidney or liver disease; the dose needs adjustment.
  • You are an elderly patient over 65 years of age; high doses may cause serious adverse effects.
  • You are going to have any medical or dental procedure, inform your doctor.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like sweating, tremors, nausea, agitation, and confusion.

Mode of Action of Alzolam 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Alzolam tablets contain alprazolam, which is a benzodiazepine medicine. This medication binds to the brain receptors that increase the activity of GABA, a chemical messenger in the brain. Increasing e...
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Directions for Use of Alzolam 0.5 MG

  • Take the Alzolam tablet exactly in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice any changes.
  • Do not break this tablet or chew it.
  • Take this tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not take if the package has been opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medication, as it can have adverse effects.

Interactions of Alzolam 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • If you are taking antifungal medication like itraconazole or ketoconazole, do not mix them with the Alzolam tablet.
  • Taking antidepressants or mood-elevating medications like fluoxetine or desipramine can cause adverse effects when mixed with Alzolam tablets.
  • Alzolam tablets can reduce the effect of oral contraceptives or birth control pills.
  • Do not mix Alzolam with antihistamines, as it can increase drowsiness, fatigue, etc.
  • Do not take other sedatives like sertraline, enhancing the side effects.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid taking grapefruit and its juice; it reduces the effect of this medicine.
  • Avoid taking St John’s wort, a medicinal herb that treats depression, with this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Alzolam 0.5 MG

Store Alzolam 0.5 mg tablets in dry conditions. Keep it away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Dispose of the packaging carefully after using it. Throw it away if the package h...
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Dosage of Alzolam 0.5 MG

Overdose

  • The Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet overdose can cause symptoms like drowsiness, loss of consciousness, problems with coordination, confusion, difficulty speaking, liver problems (yellowing of eyes and skin), a...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember missing a dose when it's already time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose and take the...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I gain weight on the Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet?

A: Yes, Alzolam tablets can cause weight gain. It can also cause weight loss. Its effects on weight vary from person to person. If you are gaining weight, try to be more physically active and eat healthy food.

Q: Can I use an Alzolam 0.5 mg tablet if I have seizures?

  • Do not use the Alzolam tablet without consulting your doctor if you have seizure disorders. The medication interaction can worsen the condition or cause side effects. Do not stop using this medicine s...
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Product Details
Brand
ALZOLAM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
18/08/2022
Last Updated on: 27 Jan 2022 | 09:47 PM (IST)
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