Cloba Mt 10 mg tablet is an anti-epileptic/anti-seizure medicine used to treat seizure(fits) disorders in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome(type of seizure disorder). It has Clobazam as its active ingredient, which belongs to a class of medicine called Benzodiazepines. Clobazam acts on GABA-A receptors(gamma aminobutyric acid) in the brain and inhibits the excessive activity of the brain cells, therefore suppressing seizures(fits).
GABA is gamma-aminobutyric acid, a naturally occurring chemical messenger in the brain responsible for suppressing brain activity(inhibitory neurotransmitter). Benzodiazepines also produce sedation, and drowsiness, relax muscle tone and relieve anxiety. Epilepsy or seizure(fits) is sudden uncontrollable excessive nerve(brain cell) activity in the brain associated with movements and changes in your consciousness.
A doctor can only make the diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder. Cloba Mt 10 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. Your doctor should recommend the dose and duration of the medicine.
The common side effects of Cloba Mt 10 mg tablet are sedation, drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, drooling, violent behavior, painful urination, altered breathing, and hyperpyrexia(fever). Do not stop the medicine abruptly or skip the doses, or overdose. The medicine should not be stopped even if you feel well. The doctor will slowly reduce the dose if it is no longer required. Sudden stoppage of the medicine can result in seizures(fits) and withdrawal symptoms.
The caregivers or family members are advised to closely observe the patients for any behavioral changes or mood changes(feelings/thoughts). Do not give Cloba Mt 10 mg tablet to anyone who has the same symptoms or does not use it for any other condition....
Q: I have been taking Clobazam Mt 10 mg tablet for six months now as prescribed by my doctor for seizures. I feel better now and do not have any symptoms. Shall I stop the medicine and follow lifestyle changes?
A: Please do not stop the medicine abruptly. Sudden stoppage of the medicine can result in withdrawal seizures(fits). The doctor will gradually reduce the dose if its no longer required. Seizure disorders usually require long-term treatment with anti-epileptics. Kindly consult your doctor for more information.
Q: Is there an alternate medicine for Cloba Mt 10 mg tablet?
A: Kindly consult your doctor for the same. If you develop a severe skin allergy or persistent/worsening side effects on Cloba Mt 10 mg tablet, the doctor will put you on the alternative medicine.No new medicine should not be started on your own. Also, do not stop the medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor.
Q: Can exercise and a healthy diet cure seizures?
A: No, seizures(fits) or epilepsy require anti-epileptic medications and treatment of the underlying cause/condition. Kindly consult your doctor for more information.