Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Introduction to Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is taken without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are nausea, constipation, memory impairment, blurred vision, dryness in mouth, difficulty in urination, and coordination impaired. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your sleepiness.

Lifestyle modifications like having fiber-rich diet, avoiding foods that trigger your symptoms, increasing fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

How Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet Works?

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Chlordiazepoxide and Clidinium. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Clidinium works by relaxing the muscles in your stomach and gut (intestine). It stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms) which in turn relieves cramps, pain, bloating, and discomfort.

How To Use Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

Side Effects Of Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Impaired coordination
  • Depression

FAQS

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. Can the use of Cromide cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Cromide can cause constipation. Eat high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise regularly by engaging in activities like swimming, jogging or going for a walk. Consult a doctor if constipation persists for a long duration.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cromide?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. Can Cromide cause withdrawal symptoms?

Yes, Cromide may cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not stop taking Cromide all of a sudden. Stopping Cromide suddenly can cause seizures, shaking, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating. Consult your doctor before stopping Cromide.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. What are the symptoms of an overdose of Cromide?

Both Chlordiazepoxide and Clidinium show different symptoms of overdose. Chlordiazepoxide can cause sleepiness, reflexes, confusion and coma. Clidinium can cause excessive dryness of mouth, blurred vision, urinary hesitancy and constipation. Inform the doctor in case you take a higher dose and any of these symptoms appear.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Cromide?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking Cromide. Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of side effects like drowsiness or sleepiness.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Cromide?

The use of Cromide is not recommended to patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of Cromide. Its use is also not advisable in patients of glaucoma, benign prostate enlargement and bladder neck obstruction.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. Can the use of Cromide cause physical dependence?

Yes, Cromide may cause physical dependence as it contains Chlordiazepoxide as one of the ingredients. Physical dependence is defined as the occurrence of a withdrawal reaction following sudden stoppage of the drug or a decrease in dose. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine or if you need to make any change in the dose.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Cromide?

Cromide should not be taken along with opioids-like substances as it contains chlordiazepoxide. Use of opioids along with chlordiazepoxide may cause excessive sedation (state of calm or sleep), respiratory depression and eventually coma or death. Inform your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking if you are advised to take Cromide.

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

Q. Can the use of Cromide cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Cromide may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Do not drive, operate any machines, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities at the start of your treatment. Inform your doctor if you experience such episodes while you are taking this medicine.

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Safety Advice For Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.<BR>As Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.<BR>As Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cromide 5mg/2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Update on: Tuesday, 11 June, 2024

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DRx Amar Pathak