Sylkam 0.25mg Tablets
Sylkam 0.25 MG Description
Sylkam tablet is used for treating anxiety disorder. Managing anxiety in people with depression is another use of the Sylkam tablet. It has only one active ingredient, Etizolam. It is a tranquilliser
and benzodiazepine, which are used for reducing anxiety. The mode of action of the Sylkam tablet is to balance chemical messengers in the brain by reducing excessive brain activity and relaxing the overworked nervous system. A proper dosage of Sylkam tablets can help manage symptoms of anxiety. Follow your doctor's directions for using Sylkam tablets, as this medicine can also be habit-forming and can cause both physical and psychological dependence. It is important to take this tablet at the same time each day to maintain a constant level of this medicine in the body. Do not stop taking Sylkam tablets suddenly, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like muscle pain, sweating, vomiting, tremors, flu-like symptoms, etc. The dose needed to be slowly tapered on the recommendation of a doctor. Drowsiness, fatigue, etc., are various side effects of Sylkam tablets. This medicine can cause weight gain or loss and vary from person to person.
|You Save||₹4.28 (15% on MRP)|
|Uses||Anxiety, Anxiety associated with depression|
|Side effects||Blurred speech, Dry mouth, Change in sex drive, Balancing problems, Suicidal thoughts, Memory problems, Stomach problems, Loss of coordination, Loss of consciousness|
Uses of Sylkam 0.25 MG
- As per CDSCO, the Sylkam tablet is helpful in the following conditions:
- Management of symptoms of anxiety
- Management of anxiety in people with depression (lowers symptoms like restlessness, irritability, fatigue, concentration problems, etc.)
Contraindications of Sylkam 0.25 MG
- It is contraindicated in the following cases:
- If you are sensitive to any component of the Sylkam tablet
- If you have any history of alcohol or substance addiction/abuse, this medicine can lead to physical and psychological dependency when used for a long time
- If you are currently expecting or planning for a pregnancy, Sylkam tablets can cause developmental problems in children
- If you are breastfeeding, Sylkam medicine can have side effects on newborn babies
- If you are encountering sudden mood changes and having suicidal or other harmful thoughts
- If you are using any narcotic or opioid pain relievers
- If you have glaucoma, an eye disorder, Sylkam tablets can raise fluid pressure in the eye
- If you have respiration problems like asthma, sleep apnea, etc.
- If you have a head injury, are in danger of falling often, or suffer from sudden episodes of dizziness
Side effects of Sylkam 0.25 MG
- The medicine has the following side effects:
- Blurred speech
- Dry mouth
- Nausea and vomiting
- Balancing problems
Precautions and Warnings of Sylkam 0.25 MG
Other General Warnings
- You are over 65 years of age; increased doses of Sylkam tablet can slow down metabolism in older people inducing severe, adverse effects.
- You have withdrawal symptoms, like sweating, tremors, sickness, delirium, and confusion. Do not stop using this medicine abruptly; the dose needs to be gradually tapered.
- You are going to have a surgical or dental procedure.
- You are using medication for the treatment of fungal infections.
- You have any seizure disorder and are under antiepileptic treatment.
- You have any prior lung, kidney or liver illness.
- You are a child or an adolescent less than 18 years of age. There is insufficient information on the safe use of this medicine in children.
- You ingest vitamins or other supplements or take Ayurvedic or other herbal medicines. Some of these can interfere with this medication and can cause unfavourable effects.
Mode of Action of Sylkam 0.25 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Sylkam 0.25 MG
- Take Sylkam tablets precisely as specified by the doctor.
- Do not raise the medicine dose, even if you cannot notice any change.
- Swallow this pill entirely with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
- Do not ingest the medicine if the package is already open or damaged.
- Do not mix Sylkam tablets with other medicines without consulting your doctor.
- Take Sylkam medication before or after consuming food.
- Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly, as this can lead to undesirable side effects.
Interactions of Sylkam 0.25 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking Sylkam tablets and other antidepressants or mood-elevating medicines like fluoxetine and desipramine can cause increase the intensity of side effects.
- Do not mix Sylkam tablets with antihistamines (allergy medicines), opioid painkillers, sleeping pills, etc.; this can increase drowsiness and fatigue.
- Sylkam tablets can reduce the efficacy of certain antifungal medicines like itraconazole and ketoconazole. Consult your doctor so that they can adjust the dose.
- Do not take other medication similar to Sylkam tablets like other benzodiazepines, as this will increase the side effects of the medicine or lead to an overdose.
Interactions with food items
- It is better to avoid eating grapefruit and its juice as they can stop the metabolism of this medicine. It results in increased effects of Sylkam tablets in the body.
- Avoid coffee and other caffeine products and drinks, as they can increase anxiety disorder symptoms and reduce the effectiveness of this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Sylkam 0.25 MG
Dosage of Sylkam 0.25 MG
Missed a Dose
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it safe to consume Sylkam tablets for a long duration?
Q: Can I stop taking the Sylkam tablet if I am feeling better?
Q: Can I take Sylkam tablets for depression?
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