Zolax 0.5 MG Tablet is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders like unexpected extreme fear and tension due to stress. It is recommended to start with a small dosage and increase it gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like seizures, aggressive behavior, blurred vision, etc.
List of substitutes for Zolax 0.5 MG Tablet
Anxit 0.5 MG Tablet
Micro Labs Ltd.
Pacific 0.5 MG Tablet
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Zamitol 0.5 MG Tablet
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Zenax 0.5 MG Tablet
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.
Zolax-Sr 0.5 MG Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Zolax 0.5 MG Tablet
Changes in pattern of speech
Loss of coordination
Difficult or painful urination
Irregular menstrual periods
Acid or sour stomach
Uses of Zolax 0.5 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
This medicine is used in the treatment of anxiety which is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. uneasiness, difficulty in sleeping, sweating of hands and feet, etc.
This medicine may be used in the treatment of panic disorder with symptoms like sweating, breathing problem, weakness and numbness in hands.
When not to use?
This medicine is not recommended for use of you are known allergic to alprazolam or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are concomitantly taking CYP3A4 inhibitors such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, etc., due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
Acute narrow-angle glaucoma
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of drug abuse. Chances of dependency are very high, especially if the intended use is for a long duration of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in mood and behavior and any drug-seeking behavior; any such changes should be reported to the doctor immediately.
This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Use in children
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in individuals who are 60 years old and above due to the increased risk of sedation and muscle weakness.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney/liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the kidney/liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Driving or operating machinery
Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.
Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Athletes are advised to not indulge in certain sports while using this medicine. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which are not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients especially at high doses due to increased risk of respiratory depression which may result in coma and death. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, etc. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
Interaction with Medicine
This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.