Solzam 5mg Tablets
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Solzam 5 MG Description
- Solzam tablets are used generally to treat acute and chronic anxiety and as adjunctive therapy in patients with refractory seizures. Anxiety is generally related to excessive nervousness, worrying and tension. It overall affects the behaviour of a person. Seizures are related to unusual behaviour and body sensations. There can be involuntary body movements....
- Solzam tablets contain clobazam as the chief ingredient. It belongs to the category of medications called benzodiazepines. If given in heavy doses, they can be habit-forming. Clobazam affects our central nervous system(brain). It calms the brain and decreases the electrical impulses inside it to control the symptoms of anxiety and epilepsy(seizures)....
- Solzam tablets should be consumed only if recommended by a doctor. The dose may vary depending upon age, sex, and the medication's condition. Solzam tablets should be used with caution in people with a known heart, kidney, or liver condition. A dose adjustment may be needed in such patients from time to time....
- The timings of intake of Solzam tablets should be kept the same so that appropriate amounts of this medication should be present in the body at all times for proper treatment. Since Solzam tablets can cause dizziness, any activity that requires strenuous physical activity should be avoided....
Uses of Solzam 5 MG
- Adjunctive therapy in patients with refractory epilepsy
Contraindications of Solzam 5 MG
If you are hypersensitive to clobazam. If you have liver, kidney or any lung disease
Side effects of Solzam 5 MG
- Difficulty swallowing or spelling
- Problem with coordination
- Pain in joints
Precautions and Warnings of Solzam 5 MG
Can I take Solzam tablets during pregnancy?
No, it is usually not recommended to use Solzam tablets during pregnancy, as it may be harmful to the foetus. Pregnant women must consult the doctor before taking Solzam tablets for proper guidance.
Can I take Solzam tablets while breastfeeding?
Although limited studies are available, it is usually not recommended to use Solzam tablets if you are breastfeeding. It may pass from mother to baby through breast milk and may cause harmful side effects in the baby. It may even affect his growth.
Can I drive if I have taken Solzam tablets?
No, it is not recommended to drive after taking a Solzam tablets Tablet. It can cause drowsiness which might affect the coordination ability of the mind and muscles. Consult your physician for more information.
Can I consume alcohol with the Solzam tablet
No, it is recommended not to consume alcohol or any of its forms along with Solzam tablets. Alcohol may reduce the Solzam tablets' effectiveness and may lead to loss of the coordinating ability of muscles and mind.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are taking antidepressants.
- You are taking any other medications for anxiety.
- You are taking sleeping pills.
- You have planned for a dental or any other general surgery.
- You're side effects get worse.
- You have difficulty breathing.
- Your patient is less than two years.
- You are allergic to clobazam.
- You are using hormonal contraceptives.
- You have a kidney, lung or any liver disease.
- You have any suicidal thoughts.
Mode of Action of Solzam 5 MG
How Does It Work?
Solzam tablets affect the chemicals in our brain. It contains clobazam (a benzodiazepine) that simulates an inhibitory neurotransmitter known as GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). It increases its concentration and helps in decreasing the rate of electrical impulses in our brain. This further helps in controlling the symptoms of seizures. Clobazam also helps in calming down the activities of our brain. It aids in decreasing and control of the symptoms of anxiety. As a result, the person feels more relaxed and can easily focus on his day-to-day activities....
Directions for Use of Solzam 5 MG
- Solzam tablets should only be used after a recommendation by a doctor.
- It can be taken with or without food.
- It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it.
- Avoid using the tablets if the seal of the packet is not intact.
- For optimal pharmacological effects, Solzam tablets should be taken at the same time every day.
- Do not allow anyone else to use your medications as dosage amounts may vary from person to person.
Interactions of Solzam 5 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Opioids may cause adverse effects in patients.
- Antihypertensives-may cause lowering of blood pressure beyond normal limits when taken along with Solzam tablets.
- Hormonal contraceptives-suitable contraceptive control is not achieved when used along with Solzam tablets.
- Amitriptyline may cause an increased concentration of amitriptyline when used alongside Solzam tablets.
- Aceclofenac may decrease the excretion rate of clobazam.
- Alfentanil may cause an increase in adverse effects.
Interactions with food items
- No adverse interaction of Solzam tablets with any food is known yet. However, you should follow the dietary instructions as advised by your doctor. In case of any fluctuation in weight, consult a dietician and exercise regularly....
Storage and disposal of Solzam 5 MG
Store Solzam tablets in a dry place away from humid conditions. Keep Solzam tablets in an airtight container and away from the reach of any pets and children (minors). It should be kept away from exposure to direct sunlight. Dispose of Solzam tablets, hand over the medicines to the recycling department or discard them along with other biomedical wastes. The best way to dispose of Solzam tablets is through a medicine take-back programme. Consult your pharmacist for more information regarding it....
Dosage of Solzam 5 MG
In case of an accidental overdose of Solzam tablets, consult your doctor and seek medical attention immediately. Overdosing on Solzam tablets may result in symptoms like lack of energy, problems with coordination, blurred vision etc....
Missed a Dose
In case you miss a missed dose of Solzam tablets, take it as soon as possible. If the gap is too long or it is almost time for the next dose, skip your missed dose and continue the scheduled one. Consult your physician for more information on how to manage missed doses...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I have a history of liver disease. Should I take Solzam tablets?
A: People with a history of liver disease should use Solzam tablets with certain precautions. Adjustment of dose may be needed from time to time under the supervision of a trained doctor. Regular monitoring of liver health with the help of liver function tests is also advised to avoid chances of any injury to the liver. Consult your doctor for proper guidance.
Q: I have been taking Solzam tablets for the past month and have not experienced any benefits. What should I do?
A: Solzam tablets may take a few weeks to show their proper benefits. However, since you have seen no benefits from the past month, consult your physician to see if the dose is correct. The doctor may adjust the dose or change your medication.
Q: Is there any chance of developing a habit-forming tendency if I use Solzam tablets?
A: Yes, Solzam tablets contain clobazam which is a benzodiazepine. Habit-forming tendencies have been seen in patients taking heavy doses of this medication for a more extended period. Let your doctor decide the dosage amount depending on your symptoms. Once you have started this medication, do not discontinue it on your own, as it may result in unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Consult your doctor before it as he may decrease your dose gradually.
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