ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET belongs to a group of medications called Benzodiazepines (BZD) that are primarily used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and prevention of seizures (fits) due to epilepsy.
An anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of excessive fear or worry, that affects an individual's daily activities. On the other hand, Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by episodes of seizures (fits). In this condition, there is a chemical change in the brain cells (neurons) that leads to a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain followed by sudden jerky movements of limbs or a part of the body.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET works by increasing levels of brain cell (neuron) calming chemical, known as gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA) in your brain, that helps to relieve anxiety, stop seizures attacks (fits), and cause relaxation of the tense muscles. Besides this, ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET also relieves temporary insomnia (sleeplessness) due to anxiety disorders.
You can take ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, light-headedness or dizziness. Most of these side effects of ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
Do not take this medicine if you have any lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), sleeping disorders or difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or a problem with alcohol or other prescription drugs. ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET is a habit-forming drug and, hence there is a risk of forming a dependence on this medicine. Therefore, before stopping this medicine, consult your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremor, or general unwell feeling.
Anxiety disorder, Epilepsy
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Like all medicines, ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should contact your doctor if you face side effects like daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, feeling of light-headedness, dizziness, or muscle weakness. In rare cases, you may observe difficulty in concentration, restlessness or a state of confusion. Most of the side effects of ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Taking ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET with opioid medicines can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, and death. ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET should be taken with extreme caution in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET may affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery if taken with alcohol. So, if you feel excess suicidal thoughts, difficulty in concentration, sleep disturbances, dizziness, or, sleepiness let your doctor know about this. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before taking it as it is a Category D pregnancy medication. Do not take ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET if you are allergic to any benzodiazepine class of drugs (diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, bromazepam, or flurazepam), suffer from lung disease, liver disease, glaucoma, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) or have difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea).
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects like drowsiness, dizziness, or sleepiness. It may also lead to a life-threatening condition like coma if taken with excessive alcohol.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET is a Category D risk pregnancy drug that is considered unsafe for pregnant women. ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET can have some harmful effects on the baby (foetus), so your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET passes into the breast milk and may cause some degree of sedation in the baby. So, keep your doctor informed if you're planning to breastfeed while on this medication.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET usually causes dizziness, drowsiness and visual disturbances which may affect their ability to drive or operate machinery. So, do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel sleepy or dizzy after taking ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET. Tell your doctor if you get these types of side effects.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disorders. 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 ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET. So, it is advisable to avoid the intake of caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, and cola, or chocolate that contain caffeine.
If the intake of ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET makes you feel sleepy or dizzy do not drive a motor vehicle or operate machinery. Let your doctor know if feel such symptoms after taking this medicine.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET is a Category D pregnancy drug. It means studies have shown the risk of adverse effects on the foetus when the mother takes this medicine. So, if you are planning a pregnancy or are currently pregnant - inform your doctor.
Elderly patients (aged more than 65 years) are more likely to have confusion and sleepiness, or age-related health issues, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET. So, it is better to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
There is no clinical evidence that ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET affects fertility in either men or women. But, if you are trying to get pregnant, consult your doctor.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET is a Schedule X and a habit-forming drug. It is not likely to be addictive if you take it for 2-4 weeks. However, if the doctor has prescribed you for more than 2-4 weeks, your doctor may reduce your dose before completely stopping it.
Do not stop taking ZICAM 0.25MG 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 ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET if using it for more than 2-4 weeks of treatment to reduce side effects.
ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET is prescribed for the long term when used for epilepsy. So, if ZICAM 0.25MG TABLET is prescribed for more than 4 weeks, your doctor may reduce the dose before stopping it completely to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
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