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Sylkam 0.25mg Tablets

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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.

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Product Summary

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ContainsEtizolam(0.25 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, Anxiety associated with depression
Side effectsBlurred speech, Dry mouth, Change in sex drive, Balancing problems, Suicidal thoughts, Memory problems, Stomach problems, Loss of coordination, Loss of consciousness
TherapyANTI-ANXIETY
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uses

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

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
sideEffects

Side effects of Sylkam 0.25 MG

  • The medicine has the following side effects:
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Balancing problems
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Sylkam 0.25 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Sylkam tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No. Having Sylkam tablets is unsafe in pregnant women as some studies have shown this medicine poses a substantial risk to the developing foetus. However, doctors may prescribe it under life-threatening situations if they think the advantages outweigh the dangers. Please do not take it without conferring with your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Sylkam tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No. Sylkam tablets can be unsafe for breastfeeding women. Studies have suggested that Etizolam from Sylkam tablets may pass into the mother's milk and cause unwanted effects on the baby if ingested in large amounts. There is finite data available on the effects of this medicine on infants. Consult a doctor before consuming Sylkam tablets while breastfeeding.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after taking a Sylkam tablet?
A:
Do not drive after taking a Sylkam tablet. This medication can induce side effects, like sleepiness, dizziness and blurred eyesight that can impact your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with a Sylkam tablet?
A:
Do not drink alcohol with a Sylkam tablet. Alcohol can meddle with the process of this medicine and cause excessive side effects. These interactions can also raise the effects of alcohol on the patient.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Sylkam 0.25 MG

How Does It Work?

Sylkam tablets contain a single active ingredient, Etizolam. It belongs to a class of benzodiazepines. They are also known as a tranquilliser (medicines that reduce anxiety and related symptoms). Sylk...
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directionsForUse

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

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.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Sylkam 0.25 MG

Store Sylkam tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature and away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Sylkam tablets away from children and pets. Dispose of Sylkam...
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dosage

Dosage of Sylkam 0.25 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Sylkam tablets can cause symptoms like extreme drowsiness, dizziness, loss of consciousness, coordination problems, loss of balance, problems with speaking, yellowing of eyes and skin (due...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Sylkam tablet, take it as soon as you recall. However, if it is time for the next dose of this medicine, skip the missed one and continue with the current dose on schedule...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is it safe to consume Sylkam tablets for a long duration?

A: Take Sylkam tablets in the exact dosage and duration specified by the doctor. Please do not take it for longer than recommended. This medicine can induce physical and psychological dependency if taken for a long time. Therefore, it is essential to monitor both dosage and duration carefully.

Q: Can I stop taking the Sylkam tablet if I am feeling better?

A: Sylkam medicine should not be discontinued abruptly, even if you feel better. Inform your doctor if you want to stop taking this medicine. Suddenly stopping Sylkam medication can cause withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating, irritation, vomitings, etc., mainly if you are using it for long. The dose needs to be gradually tapered to prevent these side effects.

Q: Can I take Sylkam tablets for depression?

A: Sylkam tablets should not be taken for managing depression. However, they can be taken for regulating anxiety in people with depression. However, take this medication only at a doctor's suggestion.
Product Details
Brand
SYLKAM
Expires on or After
01/05/2023

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Last Updated on: 24 Mar 2022 | 09:40 PM (IST)
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