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Zepam Md 0.5mg Tab

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Medical Description

Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet contains clonazepam as its active ingredient. It belongs to the group of medicines known as anti-epileptics. It is primarily used to treat psychiatric ailments like anxiety disor...
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Product Summary

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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety issues, Panic disorder, Epilepsy, Seizures, Sleep problems
Side effectsNausea, Dizziness, Confusion, Memory loss, Uncoordinated thinking, Uncontrolled muscle movements
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

  • Zepam Md 0.5mg Tab treats the following:
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disorders
  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy

Contraindications of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

  • Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet cannot be given to/given with caution in the following cases:
  • Known allergy to clonazepam.
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver disease
  • Lung disease
  • Heart ailments
  • Severe Sleep disorders
  • Low blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Wide-angle glaucoma (increased intra eye pressure due to blockage of eye canals due to wide-angle between iris and cornea)
  • Closed-angle glaucoma (increased intra eye pressure due to narrow-angle between iris and cornea)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Known history of substance abuse.

Side effects of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

  • Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet can cause side effects like the following:
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Uncoordinated thoughts and actions
  • Memory recollection problems

Precautions and Warnings of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No. Data records of clinical trials on animals have established that Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet may be harmful to the developing foetus. Therefore it is advised not to take it while you are pregnant. Consult your physician if you get pregnant or plan to conceive while on the Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Yes, you can take Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet, but with caution, and it may be prescribed only when necessary and when other optional medicines have failed to work. Consult your physician before taking the medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet?
A:
You may feel dizzy, confused and tired after taking Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet. Driving or operating any heavy machinery is to be avoided when taking Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet?
A:
No. Alcohol is prohibited while on therapy with Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet as it may increase the severity of side effects like vomiting, confusion, convulsions and uncontrolled muscle tremors.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any allergy after taking Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet like rashes, hives or swelling on the face.
  • You want to increase/decrease the dose of the medication.
  • You experience severe side effects that disrupt your everyday life and do not seem to go away with time.
  • You want to stop taking the Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet.
  • You have missed any dose/doses of Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet.
  • You experience any other medical problems after taking Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet.

Mode of Action of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet contains clonazepam as its active ingredient. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine that performs anti-epileptic and anxiolytic action. It acts by binding itself to specific gamma-amino...
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Directions for Use of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

  • Take Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet orally as it is a mouth dissolving tablet.
  • Take it with/without food and as many times as prescribed by your doctor. Do not chew or crush the tablet.
  • Take the medication at the same time every day.
  • Do not change the dose without consultation with your physician.
  • Do not stop taking Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like dizziness, headaches, and sleep problems.
  • Check the expiry date before starting on the medication.
  • Do not share Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet with anyone else who has any depression/ anxiety issues. Medical consultation is a must for this medication.

Interactions of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The following medications may cause adverse reactions if given along with Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet:
  • Oxycodone (opioid) can cause breathing difficulties, which can be fatal if not managed properly.
  • NSAIDs (aspirin) and anticoagulants (warfarin) can increase the risk of bleeding episodes.
  • Sedatives/hypnotics can increase the risk of breathing problems.
  • Cimetidine (gastric reflux medication) and Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet cause severe side effects like confusion, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Rifampicin (anti-tuberculosis) can cause severe liver problems.
  • Sodium Oxybate (used to treat excessive daytime sleep) and Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet may cause serious side effects like breathing difficulties, low blood pressure, coma, or even be fatal.

Interactions with food items

  • Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet is not reported to show any adverse food reactions. A balanced diet is advised while taking any psychiatric medication.

Storage and disposal of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

Keep Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet in a box. Store it at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it away from children and pets at home. Monitor storage regularly to avoid potent...
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Dosage of Zepam Md 0.5 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet can be accidental due to taking extra medication to make up for missed doses/ taking extra doses when the prescribed dose is not working for you/ intentional. Over...
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Missed a Dose

Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet has to be taken every day at around the same time. If you miss a dose of Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet, you can take the missed dose as soon as you realise that you have missed the dose....
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Anuj Tiwari

MBBS, DNB Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: When will I start feeling good after starting the Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet?

A: It may take up to 2 to 6 weeks for Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet to completely work for you. Sometimes, the effect may be seen in a few hours of taking the tablet. Talk to your doctor if you think that the Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet does not work for you or if you do not feel any better even after six weeks from the start of treatment.

Q: Can I take Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet if I have liver issues?

A: There is only one case reported of liver toxicity associated with compromised liver conditions and clonazepam. Therefore it is generally considered safe to take Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet if you have liver problems. Consult with your physician about taking Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet when having liver problems, as it may cause a temporary increase in liver by-products.

Q: Can Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet be addictive even for children?

A: Zepam Md 0.5mg tablet may carry the risk of being addictive over prolonged use. All patients on this medication should be closely monitored regularly and evaluated for signs of worsening mental health, especially known cases of a previous history of substance abuse. Consult your physician if you are concerned about your child's health while taking this medication.
Product Details
Brand
ZEPAM MD
Expires on or After
21/08/2022
Last Updated on: 06 Apr 2022 | 12:37 PM (IST)
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