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Zolent 0.5mg Tab

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Medical Description

Zolent tablet is a prescription medication. It is most commonly used for the short term management of several mood disorders. Also, used in lowering symptoms of anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and i...
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ContainsAlprazolam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety, panic disorder, anxiety associated with depression
Side effectsLightheadedness, Blurred speech, stomach problems, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Change in sex drive
ClassificationANTI-ANXIETY
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Uses of Zolent 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Zolent tablets are helpful in,
  • Immediate or short term management of the symptoms of an Anxiety disorder (resolves symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, tiredness, problems with focusing, etc.)
  • Treatment of Panic disorders like panic attacks (helps you feel calm and improves cognitive abilities)
  • Treatment for managing anxiety in patients with depression for a short duration

Contraindications of Zolent 0.5 MG

  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to any component of the Zolent tablet
  • If you have been previously known to have issues with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, Zolent tablet has the potential to be habit-forming and can cause physical and psychological dependency
  • If you have respiratory depression, which is a slow and steady decline in breathing
  • If you have certain respiratory problems like asthma, sleep apnea, etc.
  • If you have sudden dizzy spells or are at risk of falling a lot
  • If you see sudden mood changes, suicidal thoughts or other harmful behaviour
  • If you are using any narcotic or opioid pain relievers
  • If you were diagnosed with an eye disorder, closed-angle glaucoma, this medicine could increase the fluid pressure in the eye
  • Zolent tablet is not suitable for children younger than 18

Side effects of Zolent 0.5 MG

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

Precautions and Warnings of Zolent 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Zolent tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, do not take Zolent tablet without consulting your doctor. Zolent tablets are unsafe during pregnancy. A few studies have concluded that there is a definite risk to the developing unborn baby. Sometimes doctors may prescribe it during serious conditions.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Zolent tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No, consult your doctor first, before taking the Zolent tablet. It is unsafe in breastfeeding women and infants. There is not enough data on the impacts of Zolent tablet on the breastfeeding baby. However, studies suggest that the tablet may pass into the milk and may cause side effects on the baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Zolent tablet?
A:
No, do not drive after taking Zolent tablet. It can cause adverse effects like drowsiness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Zolent tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with Zolent tablet. It increases the effects of alcohol. It can change the effectiveness of Zolent medicine and cause increased adverse effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience suicidal thoughts after taking Zolent tablet
  • You have a history of lung, kidney, or liver disease
  • You are an elderly person over the age of 65. These tablets may cause serious adverse effects due to slow metabolism in elderly patients
  • You have withdrawal symptoms like agitation, sweating, tremors, nausea, , and confusion. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. The dose needs to be slowly tapered
  • You are planning to have a medical or dental procedure
  • You are using oral contraceptives
  • You are using any vitamin, herbal, ayurvedic medicines, and supplements. Some of them can interfere with this medicine and can cause adverse effects

Mode of Action of Zolent 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Zolent tablets contain alprazolam as a single ingredient. It belongs to the class group of medicines called tranquillisers and antidepressants. Zolent medicine binds to certain receptors in the brain,...
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Directions for Use of Zolent 0.5 MG

  • Take Zolent tablets as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not change the dose of Zolent tablet, even if you do not see its effects
  • Do not try to break this tablet or chew it. Swallow the pill as a whole with a glass of water
  • It is better to not take it with other medications without informing your doctor
  • Do not use Zolent medicine if its packaging has been already opened
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Zolent tablet, as it can cause adverse effects from withdrawal

Interactions of Zolent 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not use Zolent tablets with antihistamines (allergy medicines), opioid painkillers, sleeping pills, etc., as it can increase drowsiness and fatigue
  • Do not take other sedatives or tranquillisers like sertraline, as it enhances the side effects
  • Using Zolent tablets along with medicines like antidepressants or mood-elevating medicines like amitriptyline and imipramine can increase the side effects of the medications
  • Zolent tablets can lower the effect of oral contraceptives or birth control pills. If you are not planning for a pregnancy, try to use other contraceptive methods
  • If you take treatment antifungal medication like itraconazole and ketoconazole. This medicine can reduce their effects

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid using a herbal product called St. John's wort, a medicinal herb that helps manage depression, with Zolent tablets
  • Try to avoid taking grapefruit and its juice; it reduces the effect of Zolent medicine

Storage and disposal of Zolent 0.5 MG

Store Zolent tablets in a dry area, away from direct sunlight and humid conditions. Keep Zolent tablets away from children and pets. Always try to check the expiration date before taking the tablet. D...
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Dosage of Zolent 0.5 MG

Overdose

Zolent tablet overdose can lead to symptoms like extreme sleepiness, dizziness, problems with coordination, liver problems, confusion, loss of balance, difficulty speaking, fits, and loss of conscious...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of your Zolent tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If its already time to take the next Zolax dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Tal...
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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: If I am feeling better can I stop using Zolent tablets?

A: No, take Zolent tablets for the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using it suddenly. It can cause withdrawal symptoms like sweating, nausea, vomiting, irritation, agitation, etc. The dose needs to be slowly tapered to prevent them. Consult your doctor if you want to stop using it.

Q: How long should I use Zolent tablets?

A: Use Zolent tablets for the prescribed duration by the doctor. Do not use it for longer than advised by your doctor. Zolent medicine can cause both physical and psychological dependency when you use it for a long time. Hence, the dosage and duration of zolent tablets should be carefully monitored.

Q: Can I use Zolent tablet if I have seizures?

A: Do not use the Zolent tablet without talking your doctor, especially if you have any seizure disorders. This medicine can interact with other medicines that can worsen the condition or cause side effects. Please consult your doctor for the correct treatment.
Product Details
Brand
ZOLENT
Expires on or After
24/08/2022
Last Updated on: 14 Mar 2022 | 10:03 AM (IST)
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