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Alzolam Information

Alzolam is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anxiety. Secondary and off-label uses of Alzolam have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Alzolam depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Alzolam have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Alzolam go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Alzolam is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Alzolam's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Alzolam related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Myasthenia Gravis (MG) must refrain from the use of Alzolam since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Alzolam contraindications section.

Besides this, Alzolam may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Alzolam is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

  1. Alzolam Benefits & Uses
  2. Alzolam Dosage & How to Take
  3. Alzolam Side Effects
  4. Alzolam Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Alzolam with Other Drugs
  6. Alzolam Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Alzolam
  8. Alzolam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Alzolam Benefits & Uses

Alzolam is used to treat the following -

  1. Anxiety Primary
  2. Panic Attack and Disorder

Alzolam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Alzolam

Alprazolam

Alzolam Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alzolam is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Slurred speech
  3. Memory problems
  4. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Dry Mouth Mild
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Irritability
  9. Constipation Moderate
  10. Headache Mild
  11. Depression Moderate
  12. Angioedema Severe
  13. Steven-johnsons syndrome

Alzolam Related Warnings

Is the use of Alzolam safe for pregnant women?

Alzolam shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Alzolam safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Alzolam may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Alzolam should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Alzolam on the Kidneys?

Alzolam rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Alzolam on the Liver?

Use of Alzolam may be dangerous for the liver. Do not use it without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Alzolam on the Heart?

Alzolam may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Alzolam with Other Drugs

Alzolam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Alzolam Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alzolam unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Shock
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Mania
  5. Depression
  6. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  7. Parkinson's Disease
  8. Liver Disease
  9. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Alzolam

Is this Alzolam habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Alzolam can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

Yes

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Alzolam. So it is best to avoid driving.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Alzolam only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, taking Alzolam can treat mental disorders.

Yes

Alzolam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Alzolam

When consumed with certain foods, Alzolam may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Alzolam

Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Alzolam are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Mild

Alzolam FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Does Alzolam cause weight fluctuations?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Alzolam can cause weight fluctuations. Weight fluctuations is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you experience weight fluctuations after taking Alzolam, discuss with your healthcare provider and follow his/her instructions.

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I discontinue Alzolam on my own without doctors advice?

ram saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Stopping or discontinuing Alzolam on your own can cause withdrawal symptoms (seizures, difficulty in sleep, headache, nervousness, and depression). However, if you decide to stop/discontinue it, then stop it slowly, do not stop suddenly. However, please do not hesitate to discuss with your doctor if you are experiencing any withdrawal symptoms after stopping/discounting it on your own.

Question almost 2 years ago

Is Alzolam safe to use?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Alzolam is safe to use, if taken in prescribed quantity for the prescribed duration. However, there are few side effects which have been observed at a therapeutic dose level such as drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, depression, hallucination, shortness of breath, seizure, confusion, memory loss, unusual changes in behavior, and problems with coordination or balance.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Alzolam work?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS , General Physician

Alzolam works by relaxing the muscles of the body and suppressing abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain through increase in activity of a chemical messenger known as GABA. Thus, providing relief from sleeplessness and anxiety to the patient.

Question about 1 year ago

Can I take Alzolam during the the day

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Alzolam can be taken anytime as instructed by the doctor. But since this drug induces sleep in some patients hence, it is best to take it post evening. Irrespective of drowsiness and sleep inducing factors of this drug, you are highly recommended to take it during the day if you are suffering from anxiety and unexpected panic attacks.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

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