Loracalm

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Loracalm Information

Loracalm is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anxiety. Loracalm also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Loracalm depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Loracalm side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Loracalm normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Loracalm is Moderate for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Loracalm's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Loracalm is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Respiratory Depression are examples of such conditions. The section on Loracalm contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Loracalm with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

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



Loracalm Benefits & Uses

Loracalm is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Loracalm 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: The usual dosage is 2 to 6 mg/day
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: The usual dosage is 2 to 6 mg/day
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: The usual dosage is 2 to 6 mg/day


Loracalm Side Effects

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

Severe

Moderate

Mild

Loracalm Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Loracalm safe for pregnant women?


    Loracalm can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Loracalm right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Loracalm safe during breastfeeding?


    Loracalm has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Loracalm on the Kidneys?


    Loracalm is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Loracalm on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Loracalm. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Loracalm on the Heart?


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

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Loracalm with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Loracalm Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Loracalm

  • Is this Loracalm habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, you can get addicted to Loracalm. It is essential that you take [medicine] only after doctor's recommendation.

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


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Loracalm can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Loracalm should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Yes, this Loracalm works for mental disorders.

    Yes

Loracalm Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Loracalm


    Taking Loracalm with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Loracalm


    Consumption of alcohol and Loracalm together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Loracalm

Question over 4 years ago

How does Loracalm work?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

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

Question over 4 years ago

Does Loracalm cause stomach upset?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Yes, Loracalm can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Take light meals, try to avoid spicy and high-fat content meals when experiencing stomach upset while taking Loracalm. In case of severe stomach upset consult your doctor, take medication and follow his/her instructions.

Question about 4 years ago

Does Loracalm cause respiratory depression?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Loracalm may cause respiratory depression in some cases because it acts on the central nervous system (CNS) and decreases its activity. If you are experiencing slow and shallow breathing which is a symptom of respiratory depression then consult it with your doctor immediately further any further delay.

Question over 4 years ago

How long can I safely take Loracalm?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Usually, Loracalm is given for short-term treatment. Your doctor recommends this drug depending upon your condition and extends the medicine course further if you require it. Do not discontinue the treatment suddenly or take longer than prescribed.

Question about 4 years ago

Can Loracalm and clonazepam be taken together?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

Yes, Loracalm and clonazepam can be together only on your doctor's advice because both of these drugs belong to the same class (benzodiazepines) and taking them together increases the risk of side effects.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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