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Clobator 5mg Tablet

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Clobator 5 MG Description

Clobator tablet is a prescription medication. It is used to manage various types of anxiety and refractory seizures (excessive electrical activity of the nerve cells). Managing all kinds of sudden anx...
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ContainsClobazam(5.0 Mg)
UsesAcute and chronic anxiety disorder, Adjunctive therapy in refractory epilepsy
Side effectsBlurred speech, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Change in sex drive, Balancing problems, Suicidal thoughts, Memory problems, Shallow breathing, Loss of consciousness
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Clobator 5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Clobator tablet is used for the following:
  • The management of the symptoms associated with acute (sudden) or chronic (long term) anxiety states.
  • The additional treatment in patients with refractory epilepsy or a seizure disorder.

Contraindications of Clobator 5 MG

  • It is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are allergic to any component of Clobator tablet
  • If you have been diagnosed with severe clinical depression or are currently under treatment for it, consult your doctor first
  • If you are using other similar medications like diazepam, it can cause serious side effects
  • If you are expecting or planning for a pregnancy
  • If you notice any skin-related issues after using them, discontinue this medicine immediately. It can lead to Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (both are serious skin conditions)
  • If you have a history of substance abuse or addiction to alcohol
  • If you notice an increase in suicidal Behavior and Ideation
  • If you are under two years of age

Side effects of Clobator 5 MG

  • Side effects of Clobator include:
  • Tiredness
  • Drooling
  • Change in appetite
  • Nausea
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty in speaking or swallowing
  • Problem with coordination

Precautions and Warnings of Clobator 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Clobator tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Clobator tablets can be unsafe during pregnancy. Though there are limited human studies, some animal studies have shown unwanted effects on the developing unborn baby. Do not take the Clobator tablet without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Clobator tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Clobator tablets can be unsafe during breastfeeding if the baby is less than two months old. Limited studies have shown that this Clobator tablet may pass into the breastmilk. If used for a short duration, it is not expected to cause any side effects in the baby, especially those older than two months. Consult your doctor

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Clobator tablet?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Clobator tablet. It can cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Clobator tablet?
A:
Do not consume alcohol with a Clobator tablet. It can cause serious side effects and also increase the effects of alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are using birth control pills as it reduces their effects.
  • You experience any skin allergies or skin conditions after taking this medicine.
  • You have suddenly stopped taking it and are experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as stuffy nose, sweating, vomiting, nausea, etc. The medicine needs to be slowly tapered.
  • You have a surgery or a dental procedure planned.
  • You are over 65 years of age. Clobator tablets can cause side effects due to slow metabolism.
  • You have severe kidney or liver impairments.
  • You have a history of substance addiction, as this is a habit-forming medicine.
  • You are having any herbal or ayurvedic supplements
  • You suffer from myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness) or sleep apnea.

Mode of Action of Clobator 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Clobator tablet is composed of only one active ingredient, clobazam. It belongs to the class of benzodiazepines (lowers the excess activity of the brain) or tranquillisers (medicine that elevates calm...
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Directions for Use of Clobator 5 MG

  • Take the Clobator tablet exactly as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage of Clobator tablet, even if you cannot notice its effects.
  • Take Clobator with or without consuming food.
  • Do not take Clobator with other medications without consulting your physician.
  • Do not take the medicine if the package is broken.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Clobator medication, as it can have adverse effects.

Interactions of Clobator 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Clobator tablet interacts with other medicines that manage depression, such as sertraline, fluoxetine, etc., and cause side effects.
  • Do not use Clobator tablets with opioid pain relievers, allergy medication, cold or cough medication, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, etc., that increase drowsiness.
  • This medicine reduces the effects of certain antifungal medications.
  • Clobator tablets can also reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control, increasing the chances of pregnancy.

Interactions with food items

  • Try to avoid grapefruit and its juice while using Clobator tablets. They can raise the levels of this medicine in the body and cause side effects.
  • Also, avoid excess caffeine products or drinks, as they can exacerbate the condition for which you are using Clobator tablets.
  • Clobator tablet does not interact with food. It can be taken before or after a meal.

Storage and disposal of Clobator 5 MG

Store the Clobator tablet in dry conditions. Keep it away from direct sunlight and humid conditions. Keep Clobator tablets away from children and pets. Please dispose of the medicine package after...
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Dosage of Clobator 5 MG

Overdose

Overdose on Clobator tablet can lead to loss of balance, drowsiness, dizziness, problems with coordination, confusion, vomiting, lack of appetite, difficulty speaking, yellowing of eyes and skin (due ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Clobator tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next Clobator tablet. Do not take both dos...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Clobator tablet safe to use in a child?

A: Consult your doctor first. Clobator tablet is safe to use in a child over two years of age. It should be taken only after consultation with a doctor. It should not be given to children less than two years old.

Q: Can I take Clobator tablet with my other medication for seizures?

A: This medicine should be taken with other anti-seizure medication for a seizure condition that is not being easily managed with other medicines. Follow the doctor's instructions on how to take it.

Q: Can I use the Clobator tablet safely for a long duration?

A: Use Clobator tablet in the exact dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Please do not use it for longer than recommended. This medicine can cause physical dependency if you use it for a long time. Hence, the dosage and duration should be carefully monitored.
Product Details
Brand
CLOBATOR
Expires on or After
25/09/2022

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