PAXUM 5MG TABLET
EAS-EAST INDIA PHARMACEUTICAL
PAXUM 5MG TABLET belongs to a group of medications called Benzodiazepine (BZD) primarily used for the treatment of short-term relief of severe anxiety disorder, muscle spasms and fits (seizures). Besides this, it also reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms (like sweating or difficulty sleeping etc.). Before undergoing any surgical procedure, PAXUM 5MG TABLET is sometimes given as 'pre-med' to prevent anxiety, fear and worry.
An anxiety disorder is a mental condition characterized by feelings of excessive fear or worry that affects an individual's daily activities. High levels of anxiety can cause panic attacks, with intense feelings of nervousness, fear, and sudden onset of sweating, hyperventilation, fast heartbeat, and flushing of the skin.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET works by increasing levels of brain cells (neurons) calming chemical, known as gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA), in your brain that helps to relieve anxiety, stop seizures attacks (fits), and relaxation of the tense muscles. Besides this, PAXUM 5MG TABLET relieve temporary insomnia (sleeplessness) due to anxiety disorder. Off-label uses for PAXUM 5MG TABLET include alcohol withdrawal syndrome, insomnia, panic disorder, chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting. PAXUM 5MG TABLET is not recommended for mild to moderate anxiety and tension related to day-to-day life.
You can take PAXUM 5MG TABLET with a meal or after a meal. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. In some cases, you may experience daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, feeling light-headed, unsteady, or dizziness. Most of these side effects of PAXUM 5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking PAXUM 5MG TABLET of your own as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not take PAXUM 5MG TABLET if you have any lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), sleeping disorder or difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or problem with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs. PAXUM 5MG TABLET is a habit-forming drug and, hence there is a risk of dependence on PAXUM 5MG TABLET. So, before stopping PAXUM 5MG TABLET, contact a doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremor, or general unwell feeling.
Anxiety disorder, Short-term anxiety, Pre-operative anxiety, Alcohol withdrawal
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Like all medicines, PAXUM 5MG TABLET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You may observe common side effects like feeling sleepy (sedation), feeling exhausted all the time, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), and balance disorder (loss of balance). In rare cases, if you have slow breathing, jaundice, difficulty in remembering things (amnesia), imagining things not there (delusion), mood swings (mood changes like overexcited, restlessness, aggressiveness), immediately contact the doctor.
Taking PAXUM 5MG TABLET with opioid pain killer medicines can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, and even death. PAXUM 5MG TABLET should be taken with extreme caution in patients who have a history of alcoholism or drug abuse. Do not take PAXUM 5MG TABLET if you have had severe breathing problems, allergic to PAXUM 5MG TABLET or other related benzodiazepine class, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), severe liver problem, breathing problem while sleep (apnoea), breastfeeding, pregnant or planning for pregnancy, and glaucoma (high blood pressure in eyes). PAXUM 5MG TABLET may affect your ability to drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery if taken with alcohol. If you feel excess suicidal thoughts, difficulty in concentration, sleep disturbances (apnoea), dizziness, or, sleepiness let your doctor know about this. A pregnant or nursing mother should consult a doctor before intake as it is a Category D pregnancy medicine. PAXUM 5MG TABLET can be used in patients with open-angle glaucoma but is contraindicated in acute narrow-angle glaucoma. PAXUM 5MG TABLET should not be given for the treatment of psychotic patients. Abrupt withdrawal of PAXUM 5MG TABLET may cause a temporary increase in the frequency and severity of seizures (fit). So, before stopping taking PAXUM 5MG TABLET discuss with the doctor.
Taking PAXUM 5MG TABLET with alcohol can increase the side effects of PAXUM 5MG TABLET like dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentrating. In a few cases, people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. Hence, you should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with PAXUM 5MG TABLET.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET is a Category D pregnancy drug that is considered unsafe for pregnant women. PAXUM 5MG TABLET can have some harmful effects on the unborn baby (foetus), so your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET passes into the breast milk and may cause some degree of sedation in the baby. So, if you note any signs in the baby let your doctor know about this.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET may cause sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness and visual disturbances. So, it is not recommended to drive or operate machinery after taking PAXUM 5MG TABLET. Tell your doctor if you get these types of side effects.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
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Caffeine is a stimulant that may reduce the calming effects of clonazepam. So, it is advisable to avoid the intake of caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, and cola, or chocolate that contain caffeine.
If you have taken a double dose or overdose of PAXUM 5MG TABLET, you need immediate medical help either by calling a doctor or going to the nearest hospital or clinic.
Do not stop taking PAXUM 5MG TABLET until instructed by your doctor. You may get side effects like confusion, depression, nervousness, sweating and diarrhoea. Your doctor may lower the dose of PAXUM 5MG TABLET if exceeded more than 2-4 weeks of treatment to reduce side effects.
Yes. Memory loss is a common side effect of PAXUM 5MG TABLET. So, regular intake of PAXUM 5MG TABLET can impact your memory including a lack of focus or concentration, or complete ‘black out’ difficult to remember important things.
PAXUM 5MG TABLET is prescribed for anxiety disorder and short term anxiety. So, if PAXUM 5MG TABLET is prescribed for more than 4 weeks, your doctor may reduce the dose before stopping to prevent further withdrawal symptoms.
Quitting smoking, avoiding intake of alcohol, and caffeine-containing food drinks can help you in minimizing the common side effect. If side effects like exhausted feeling, sleepiness (sedation), muscle weakness, and body posture imbalance persist it means you need some blood test to find out the exact cause.
If you have taken a double dose or overdose of PAXUM 5MG TABLET, you need immediate medical help either by calling the doctor or going to the nearest hospital or clinic.
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