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Zac 5 MG Tablet

Zac 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Clobazam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Zac 5 MG Tablet is generally prescribed in combination with another drug. It essentially treats a particular kind of seizure disorder called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS). It can also be prescribed in the treatment of other problems as per the discretion of your doctor. The drug is a part of a class of medicines called benzodiazepine. Although how Zac 5 MG Tablet particularly works is yet unknown, the general idea is that it controls the action of gamma-aminobutyric, which is a chemical released by the brain.

The drug should be taken orally, either with food or without. It has to be swallowed whole. In case you cannot consume Zac 5 MG Tablet whole, mix it with apple sauce and swallow immediately. You can drink a water to wash down the mixture. Any extra mixture should not be stored. In case of a missed dosage, take the drug as soon as possible. If it is time for your next dose, it is best to skip the missed dose and go back to your normal dose schedule.

The drug does cause a few side effects such as dizziness and allergies. But if any of the following side effects become very severe be sure to get in touch with a doctor. They are-

  • allergic reaction, which may include hives, itching or problems with breathing
  • changes in appetite and vision
  • hallucinations and confusion along with mood swings
  • cough and itchy throat
  • problems with speech
  • bruising and bleeding

It is important to take certain safety measures when taking Zac 5 MG Tablet. For example, driving should be avoided as one of the side effects of the drug includes dizziness. Alcohol consumption when taking this drug can lead to drowsiness and aggravate other side effects too. Zac 5 MG Tablet should not be stopped suddenly. This can lead to seizures or adverse mental side effects.

Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
Zac 5 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome which is a brain disorder seen in children, characterized by different types of seizures and impaired intellectual development.
Allergy
Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to Zac 5 MG Tablet.
In addition to its intended effect, Zac 5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Fever Major Common
Unsteady walk Major Common
Difficulty with swallowing Major Common
Slurred speech Major Less Common
Restlessness Major Less Common
Aggressive Minor Common
Body pain Minor Common
Decreased appetite Minor Common
Drowsiness Minor Common
Bladder pain Minor Less Common
Cloudy urine Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine can be observed for an average duration of 3 to 4 days.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 0.5 to 4 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
Habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zac 5 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
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Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Zac 5 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it?s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Depression Moderate
Zac 5 MG Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with the history of depression or a family history of depression. The prescription size should be limited. Any symptoms of mood changes should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if the patient is receiving Zac 5 MG Tablet. Inform the doctor if you are an alcoholic. Any symptoms of dizziness, difficulty in concentration should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Amitriptyline Moderate
Zac 5 MG Tablet may increase the concentration of amitriptyline. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine should be considered.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are used together. A nonhormonal form of contraceptive is recommended during and 28 days after Zac 5 MG Tablet. Appropriate dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
Opoids Major
Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Zac 5 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and hypotension is necessary.
Antihypertensives Moderate
Zac 5 MG Tablet may further lower the blood pressure when taken with antihypertensives. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines. Any symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition or an alternate medicine should be considered.

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Hi Doctor,
My son is now 3 and half years. He had Cryptorchidism at birth and done keyhole surgery when he is 1 year ...
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My mother underwent Burhole surgery for SDH after an accident in July 2016. She was insulin dependent diabetic for the past 15 years and also hypertension patient. Previously she was under medication with ecosprin, statins along with anti hypertensives and diabetic medication. From the last few months after discharge from hospital, She had been under medication with levetiracetam 500 (Twice daily), Metosartan 50 (Twice daily), Syndopa 110 (1/2 Tablet twice daily), Human Mixtard (20 units twice daily, Glycomet GP2 (twice daily) and Nexito forte at bedtime. Till recent past i.e up to 03/12/2016, she was given Colihinz 400 in the morning along with Clobazam 5 in addition to the above drugs. Though she is recovered on physical side, There has been continuous agitation, aggression and hallucinations, She feel as if she sees persons not present before us, feels as if hearing voices and sounds not heard by us. She fears of the traumatic incidents in respect of her relatives, snakebites or somebody belonging to offspring is attacked etc. She suffers from exertion and tremors at that time. Now most of the this condition is being observed. Is there any medical treatment for bringing her out of the hallucinations.

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