Placidox 2 Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Lupin Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Diazepam (2 mg)

Placidox Information

Placidox is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Anxiety, Epilepsy. Secondary and off-label uses of Placidox have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Placidox depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Placidox have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Placidox are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Placidox has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Placidox's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Placidox related warnings section.

Placidox can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Placidox in conditions like Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Liver Disease, Glaucoma. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Placidox contraindications section.

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

You should also be aware that Placidox is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Placidox Benefits & Uses

Placidox is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Placidox 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: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 2 - 10 mg, 2 - 4 times daily, depends on severity of disease
Geriatric
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 2 - 2.5 mg, 1 - 2 times daily
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 1 - 2.5 mg, 3 - 4 times daily
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Anxiety
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose range: 1 - 2.5 mg, 3 - 4 times daily

Placidox Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Placidox safe for pregnant women?


    Placidox may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Placidox, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Placidox safe during breastfeeding?


    Placidox should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Placidox on the Kidneys?


    Placidox rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Placidox on the Liver?


    Side effects of Placidox on the liver are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Placidox on the Heart?


    Side effects of Placidox rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Placidox with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Placidox Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Placidox

  • Is this Placidox habit forming or addictive?


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

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


    After taking Placidox you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Placidox should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    Yes, in many cases, taking Placidox can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Placidox Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Placidox


    Taking Placidox with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Placidox


    Consuming Placidox with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Placidox

Question about 5 years ago

Can Placidox cure anxiety?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, use of Placidox for short-term can help in providing relief from anxiety through relaxing the muscles of the body and suppressing abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Placidox on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

No, Placidox Should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Placidox?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

Placidox is a brand name of diazepam. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepine (Hypnotics & Sedatives). It is used to provide relief to the patient from anxiety, insomnia associated with anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures. It is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, panic attacks, a sedative for minor surgery and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Placidox make you sleepy?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Placidox causes drowsiness, dizziness or sedation. It is one of the most common side effects of this medicine. Do not drive vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Placidox cause stomach upset?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

No, Placidox, does not cause stomach upset. For mild stomach upset you are advised to eat light and non-spicy meals along with this drug initially. But if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine to inform your doctor immediately.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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