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ZAM 0.5MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer

EAST WEST PHARMA

Composition

ALPRAZOLAM-0.5MG

Consume Type

ORAL

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About ZAM 0.5MG TABLET

ZAM 0.5MG TABLET belongs to a class of 'anxiolytic' drugs (reduces anxiety) called benzodiazepines (BZD), primarily used to treat severe anxiety over a short period and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (an anxiety disorder that makes people very fearful of certain places and situations). Anxiety is a mental health disorder associated with fear of worry and excessive nervousness. On the other hand, panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes sudden feelings of fear even when there is no real danger, with symptoms like a fast heartbeat.

ZAM 0.5MG TABLET reduces anxiety/panic by decreasing abnormal and excessive excitement of nerve cells in the brain. It works by increasing the activity of GABA ( a chemical messenger in the brain that acts as a natural nerve-calming agent). Thereby, ZAM 0.5MG TABLET relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety, produces a feeling of calm, and helps to fall asleep.

Take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with or without food and swallow whole with a glass of water.  Your doctor will advise you on how often you take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET based on your medical condition. Some people may experience depression, sleepiness and drowsiness, jerky, uncoordinated movements, inability to remember bits of information, slurred speech, dizziness, light-headedness, headaches, constipation, dry mouth, tiredness, and irritability. Most of these side effects of ZAM 0.5MG TABLET do not require do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to ZAM 0.5MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 18 years of age. Do not take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects on the baby. Inform your doctor if you have a drug addiction, muscle weakness, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, liver or kidney problem, or narrow-angle glaucoma (damage to optic nerve) before taking the ZAM 0.5MG TABLET. Do not take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with opioids as it may cause breathing problems or other severe adverse effects.

Uses of ZAM 0.5MG TABLET

Anxiety disorder, Panic disorder

Medicinal Benefits

ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is an anxiolytic drug (anxiety reducer) that is used to treat anxiety, and panic disorder over a short period. ZAM 0.5MG TABLET increases the activity of GABA (a chemical messenger in the brain that act as a natural nerve-calming agent) and is involved in inducing sleep. Thereby, ZAM 0.5MG TABLET relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety, and induces sleep. ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is not to be used for mild anxiety associated with the stress of today's life situations.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ZAM 0.5MG TABLET

  • Depression
  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Jerky
  • Uncoordinated movements
  • Inability to remember bits of information
  • Slurred speech
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Increased sex drive (men and women)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Nervousness or feeling anxious or agitated
  • Insomnia (inability to sleep or disturbed sleep)
  • Problems with balance
  • Unsteadiness (similar to feeling drunk), especially during the day
  • Loss of alertness or concentration
  • Inability to stay awake
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Shakiness or trembling
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Feeling sick
  • Skin reactions
  • Change in your weight

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET if you are known to be allergic to ZAM 0.5MG TABLET. ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is not recommended for below 18 years of age. Do not take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. ZAM 0.5MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients as there is an increased risk of adverse reactions such as drowsiness, dizziness, and muscle weakness. Inform your doctor if you have myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), drug addiction, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, narrow-angle glaucoma, kidney/liver problem before taking ZAM 0.5MG TABLET. Do not take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with opioids as it may cause breathing problems, drowsiness, and coma.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: ZAM 0.5MG TABLET may have interacted with any other medicines to treat anxiety or depression or to help you sleep (nefazodone, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine), pain killers (morphine, codeine, dihydrocodeine, buprenorphine), antihistamines/antiallergics (chlorphenamine, diphenhydramine, promethazine), antifungal (fluconazole),  oral contraceptives (the pill), certain antibiotics (erythromycin),  medicines used for treating stomach ulcers (cimetidine), drugs used for angina and high blood pressure (diltiazem), medications used to treat various heart conditions (digoxin), drugs used for treating HIV (ritonavir), antipsychotic medications used to treat mental illnesses like schizophrenia, and medicines to treat epilepsy.

Drug-Food Interactions: ZAM 0.5MG TABLET may interact with alcohol. Therefore, avoid consuming alcohol while taking ZAM 0.5MG TABLET as it may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, or difficulty in concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis(muscle weakness), pulmonary insufficiency, or kidney/liver problems, inform your doctor before taking ZAM 0.5MG TABLET.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • NEFAZODONE
  • FLUVOXAMINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • MORPHINE
  • CODEINE
  • BUPRENORPHINE
  • CHLORPHENIRAMINE
  • DIPHENHYDRAMINE
  • PROMETHAZINE
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CIMETIDINE
  • DILTIAZEM
  • DIGOXIN
  • RITONAVIR
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol with ZAM 0.5MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of drowsiness and other adverse effects.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is a category D pregnancy drug. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters as it may cause harm to the unborn baby.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      unsafe

      Avoid breastfeeding while taking ZAM 0.5MG TABLET as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      ZAM 0.5MG TABLET may cause dizziness, double vision, or drowsiness in some people. It is an offence to drive if ZAM 0.5MG TABLET affects you. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy, dizzy, or experience any vision problems after taking ZAM 0.5MG TABLET.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have or had a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have or had a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      ZAM 0.5MG TABLET should not be used by children, as the efficacy and safety have not established.

    Habit Forming

    Yes

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Follow a regular sleep pattern. Do not take a nap during day time.
    • Avoid watching Tv, using mobiles or laptops just before bedtime.
    • Maintain a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid fried foods, high-fat dairy products, pastries, and processed foods as they may worsen anxiety.
    • Do regular exercise and maintain healthy body weight.
    • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase drowsiness.

    Special Advise

    Do not take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET for a prolonged time as it may lead to mental or physical dependence on ZAM 0.5MG TABLET.

    Other Information (ZAM0004)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Anxiety disorder: It is a mental health disorder associated with fear, worry, and excessive nervousness that may interfere with one's daily activities. The symptoms of anxiety include feeling more stress than required for that event and lack of ability to set aside restlessness and worry.

    Panic disorder: It is a mental disorder where people have feelings of anxiety, stress, and panic or fear regularly and at any time, often for no apparent reason. During a panic attack, you get a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms. It can come on very quickly and for no apparent reason. A panic attack can be very frightening and distressing.

    FAQs

    ZAM 0.5MG TABLET reduces anxiety/panic by decreasing abnormal and excessive excitement of nerve cells in the brain. It works by increasing the activity of GABA ( a chemical messenger in the brain that acts as a natural nerve-calming agent). Thereby, ZAM 0.5MG TABLET relaxes muscles, reduces anxiety, produces a feeling of calm, and helps to fall asleep.

    No, ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is not indicated for the treatment of heart palpitations. However, it may help in reducing heart palpitation associated with anxiety. ZAM 0.5MG TABLET should always be taken only when advised by your doctor.

    Yes, ZAM 0.5MG TABLET may cause mental or physical dependence if used for a prolonged time. Therefore, take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET only in dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

    No, ZAM 0.5MG TABLET is not used for the treatment of any pain. It is used for the treatment of anxiety.

    No, you are not recommended to take ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with codeine as co-administration of these medicines may cause breathing problems, drowsiness, and coma. However, before using ZAM 0.5MG TABLET with codeine and any other opioids, you are advised to contact your doctor so that the dosage may be adjusted accordingly to use safely.

    Country Of Origin

    INDIA

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    No. 10, 2nd Cross, Maravaneri, Salem - 636007, Tamil Nadu.

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