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Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Stadmed Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Alprazolam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet is an effective drug prescribed to patients who have panic disorders and anxiety disorders as a result of depression. The drug controls the levels of certain unbalanced chemicals released by the brain in patients who suffer from depression. Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet is a part of a group of medicines which go by the name of benzodiazepine. This class of drugs work in a way through which they calm the brain and the central nervous system, preventing panic attacks.

The drug is meant for oral consumption and should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Allow the tablet to dissolve when you place it in your mouth before gulping it down. In case you are taking the liquid form of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet, measure it properly and only take the dosage that has been prescribed. This drug can become addictive, thus it should be kept away from individuals who have a history of drug addiction.

Before you start the drug be sure to research some general information about it. For instance, the drug is not meant for patients who suffer from problems like glaucoma and allergies. Inform your doctor if you have health issues like epileptic seizures, asthma, suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, addiction to alcohol or drugs or take narcotic medication, to ensure if Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet is safe for consumption. Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet can result in birth defects. Therefore it cannot be taken by pregnant women. Traces of the drug has been found in breast milk too and can have a negative impact on the infant. Thus, nursing mothers are also advised not to take Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet.

Some side effects of the drug include tiredness, feeling sleepy, memory issues, and developing anxiousness. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is also a common side effect of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet .

Misuse of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet can result in over dosage and even death in extreme cases.

Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Uneasiness, difficulty in sleeping, sweating of hands and feet are some of the symptoms of anxiety disorder.
Panic disorder
Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of the panic disorder. Sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands are some of the symptoms of panic disorder.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines.
Azole antifungal agents
Avoid taking this medicine If you are using azole antifungal agents like Ketoconazole and Itraconazole. These medicines will increase the concentration of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet by increasing its availability in the body.
In addition to its intended effect, Zolam 0.25 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.
Changes in pattern of speech Major Common
Unsteadiness Major Common
Loss of coordination Major Common
Drowsiness Major Common
Blurred vision Major Less Common
Abdominal pain Major Less Common
Difficulty or painful urination Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Chest pain Major Rare
Sleeplessness Major Rare
Irregular menstrual periods Minor Common
Decreased appetite Minor Common
Weight loss Minor Common
Double vision Minor Less Common
Sudden sweating Minor Less Common
Acid or sour stomach Minor Rare
Heartburn Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 44 hours for an immediate release tablet and 52 hours for an extended release tablet / disintegrating tablet.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect can be observed in 1 to 2 hours for an immediate release tablet, 1.5 to 2 hours for a disintegrating tablet and 9 hours for an extended release tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly required under the supervision of the doctor.
Is it habit forming?
Habit forming tendency has been reported
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is known to excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Zolam 0.25 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.
India
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
Glaucoma Major
Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet is known to increase the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is contraindicated in acute narrow-angle glaucoma which is an eye disorder.
Seizure disorders Major
The sudden stop of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet may cause withdrawal effects and can precipitate seizures. The dose should be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Interaction with Alcohol
Acute alcohol intoxication Major
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of depression and breathlessness.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Grape fruit juice Moderate
Grapefruit juice should be consumed with Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet. Alternatively, you can consume orange juice which does not affect the medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Cetirizine Moderate
Use of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet with cetirizine or levocetirizine should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Metoclopramide Moderate
Use of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet with metoclopramide should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Opioids Major
Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Zolam 0.25 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.
Azole antifungal agents Major
Azole antifungal agents like ketoconazole and itraconazole should be avoided when you are Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet due to the risk of increased concentrations of the medicine in the body which may cause increased sedation and changes in ECG. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines when you are prescribed with Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet. If coadministration is needed then alternative medicines like lorazepam and oxazepam could be considered.
Antihypertensives Moderate
You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
What are you using Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet for?
Other
Anxiety
Panic disorder
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Sleepiness
Dizziness
Sleeplessness
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello Doctor, From last 10 months I have suffered different symptoms like neck stiffness, Headaches, heart palpitations, ringing in ear, eye floaters, sometimes chest pain and dizziness/ giddiness. All started after some stressful events at work and fathers health. I was told anxiety by some doctors and was brushed off. After few months I started to get tingling numbness and electric shock feeling in head that sometimes run down to the toes and a MRI of brain was done that came out normal. Was put on some antidepressants but didn’t help. My left leg started to feel weak and doctor did a lumbar Spine MRI that showed some mild lateral recess narrowing at L4-L5 but I don’t have severe pain. After running blood tests I was found severe deficiency of VIt B12& D and now put on some deficiency treatment. I have improved on headaches, ringing in ear, tingling and numbness but my weakness in legs is still there. Also suddenly sometimes my nose becomes dry and feel stuffy and my left eyes feels weird with some strange feeling. No one says a definite diagnosis and all put it to stress and anxiety and this makes me think that something wrong is going on. Please help as I had been to emergency room couple times with increased BP.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello Doctor,
From last 10 months I have suffered different symptoms like neck stiffness, Headaches, heart palpitatio...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment we should plan to take tablet Alprazolam 0.25 at night after clinical examination and Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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Dear Doctor, Psychiatrist I am having problem with occasional anxiety and fear of going far away from home (also fear of going in bus, train, plane) and get anxious in traffic, traffic signal and standing in line for shopping or waiting for purchasing ticket in line) having fear of getting panic/anxiety attack. Earlier, I had 9 month course of pristiq 50 mg ER (which helped), then psychiatrist replaced pristiq with (1 mg clonazepam, 0.5 mg alprazolam in the morning and 10 mg nitrazepam and 1 mg clonazepam in the night) I slowly tapered off from the 4th month itself from half of it to and came out of it in 10 month (very very low dose 0.25 mg clonazepam and 2.5 mg nitrazepam), (I had similar effect both from starting dose to ending dose) when I stopped, again I felt anxious, and different psychiatrist put me on 20 mg paxil (helped with anxiety but problem was always feeling drowsy) came out of it in 9 months. Then started taking some natural supplements and vitamins, since 8 months, now in 8 months I had anxious feeling 3 or 4 times only when I didn't get proper sleep or caught in traffic delay). Now my main problem is going far away from home (also fear of going in bus, train, plane) and get anxious in traffic, traffic signal and standing in line for shopping or waiting for purchasing ticket in line) having fear of getting panic/anxiety attack. My question is, 1) should I continue with natural routine to help completely coming out of agoraphobia? Is it a possibility? 2) should a course of SSRI/SNRI, (say for 9 months and assume) which will make me normal again and free of agoraphobia, and then discontinue the SSRI/SNRI. Is it possible that, I can be free of anxiety and agoraphobia without SSRI/SNRI after stopping SSRI/SNRI? (please note that, earlier SSRI/SNRI had side effect of sleeplessness and low sex drive, so I was not interested in it, but if it helps in long run say after 9 months or 1 year, I can be completely free of anxiety and agoraphobia, the I can go through the side effect? 3) If I do a say, 3 or 6 or 9 month course of alprazolam and clonazepam, and assume, which will make me normal again and free of agoraphobia, and then discontinue the alprazolam and clonazepam. Is it possible that, I can be free of anxiety and agoraphobia without alprazolam and clonazepam after stopping alprazolam and clonazepam? Please note that my anxiety/panic feeling is not very severe, but thinking of discomfort (in last 4 years, I had total of 4 or 5 panic/anxiety attack, lasted in less than 10 minutes, mostly shortness of breath and sometime heart palpitation or chest tightness) when going far away from my home makes me avoid the situation. I really appreciate your detailed guidance for my above query. Thank you very much for your help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Doctor, Psychiatrist
I am having problem with occasional anxiety and fear of going far away from home (also fear...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take injection vitcofol 2 cc intramuscularly every alternate days for five pricks over the buttocks through a health professional and then we can think of tapering the dosage through your psychiatrist.
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Once alprazolam was prescribed by doctor and after that taking regularly now it became habit. Please let me know how this can be left. I have tried by lowering but still I have to take. Kindly tell me how can I leave this habit Thanks.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Once alprazolam was prescribed by doctor and after that taking regularly now it became habit. Please let me know how ...
Hello sir, Plz Increase your physical activity whatever your health allows like brisk walking or yoga or sports. Meditate. Take proper diet. Considering your age I would suggest you to do some kind of volunteering. Be it in any orphanage or in library or wherever you may work easily. These all activities will boost your feel good hormones and you won't be dependent on alprazolam.
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Popular Health Tips

Constant Ringing in Ears - Causes + Treatment

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Constant Ringing in Ears - Causes + Treatment

Tinnitus is a disorder which is characterized by a constant perception of a ringing noise in the ears. This is not the condition in itself, rather it signals some other underlying condition such as an ear injury or age related hearing loss. It is not a serious condition, although the symptoms can worsen with age. If you are affected by this disorder, you might experience or ‘hear’ a constant ringing sensation in the ears, even if there are no external sources of noise. These sounds could range from being a buzzing, ringing, to a hissing sound. This condition has mighty chances of interfering with your daily routine.

It is classified into two types:

  1. Objective tinnitus: This disorder is caused by muscle contractions or a blood vessel problem.
  2. Subjective tinnitus: The more commonly occurring type, it is caused by damage to the auditory nerves or regions of the brain that interpret sound.

The causes of this disorder are:

  1. Exposure to loud noise: If you are exposed to loud noises such as the ones emanating from firearms or heavy machinery over a prolonged period, it can lead to tinnitus.
  2. Aging: Aging can cause progressive loss of hearing, thus triggering tinnitus.
  3. Blockage of the ear: There is earwax present in the ears, the function of which is to trap dirt and bacteria. Excessive earwax accumulation leads to loss of hearing, resulting in tinnitus.
  4. Modifications of the ear bone: Any stiffening of the middle bone in the ear could impair your hearing and result in this condition.

Certain factors such as smoking, age, sex (men are prone to this disorder) and heart related disorders increase the risks of being affected by this condition.

Treatment
The treatment of this condition begins with the identification of the underlying condition, if any. The various treatment options are –

  1. Removal of earwax: Excess earwax has gotten rid of which can relieve symptoms of tinnitus.
  2. Suppression of noise: Certain machines, known as white noise machines, produce random sounds such as the sound of rain or the sounds of waves, thus eliminating the ‘hearing’ of sounds which are common to this condition.
  3. Medications: Certain medications such as alprazolam and nortriptyline can help reduce the severity of the symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ent-specialist.
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About Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet
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Key highlights of Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Zolam 0.25 MG Tablet?
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