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Clonax 0.5mg Tab

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Medical Description

Clonax tablet is a prescription medication used to treat mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and epilepsy (seizures). Mood disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, etc., affect the way one f...
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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
UsesMood disorder, Anxiety disorder, seizure disorder, comorbid depression
Side effectsdizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, memory problems, confusion, depression, drowsiness, blurred vision, muscle pain, difficulty speaking, increased salivation, suicidal thoughts
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Clonax 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Clonax Tablet is used in:
  • Managing conditions such as major depressive disorder and comorbid depression (depression associated with other conditions).
  • The treatment of different kinds of mood disorders.
  • The treatment of various types of seizure disorders like variant, myoclonic, and akinetic seizures.

Contraindications of Clonax 0.5 MG

  • If you have any allergic reaction to any component of Clonax medicine.
  • If you have a previous history of recreational substance or alcohol abuse.
  • If you are seeing any sudden mood changes and self-harming or suicidal thoughts.
  • If you have an eye disorder such as narrow-angle glaucoma, this medicine increases the fluid pressure inside the eye.
  • If you are suffering from any respiratory diseases or lung conditions such as asthma or chronic pulmonary lung disease (COPD), Clonax medicine causes excess secretions causing breathing problems.
  • If you have severe liver illness.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
  • If you are diagnosed with Porphyria, a blood disorder.

Side effects of Clonax 0.5 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision

Precautions and Warnings of Clonax 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Clonax tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Clonax Tablets are unsafe during pregnancy. Studies have shown that there is a definite risk to unborn babies. The child showed different types of conditions like difficulty in breathing, low muscle tone, poor circulation, etc., when this medicine was used. Do not take Clonax without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Clonax tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
You should consult your doctor before taking the Clonax tablet. It can be safe during breastfeeding. There is limited data available on the effects of this tablet on the breastfeeding baby. Studies suggested that a small amount of this medicine may pass into the milk. So do not use Clonax tablets without consulting your doctor first.

Driving

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

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Clonax tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Clonax tablet. It can interfere with the effects of the medicine and cause exaggerated side effects causing excessive drowsiness, vomiting, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are starting herbal or ayurvedic supplements like St John's wort, a herbal medicine that helps treat depression.
  • You have a surgery or a dental procedure planned.
  • You need to do something that requires steady focus; this medicine can cause difficulties with concentration.
  • You have any suicidal or self-harming thoughts. Clonax can cause behavioural changes and increase the tendency of suicidal thoughts.
  • You have a history of medicine or alcohol abuse. It also causes dependency if used for the long term. So, it is important to monitor the dosage and not use it for a long duration.
  • You want to stop using it. Suddenly stopping clonazepam can cause withdrawal symptoms like tremors, sweating, nausea, muscle pain, etc.
  • Note: Most side effects do not require medical treatment, and they will disappear once you have adjusted to the dose. But, if any of these conditions persist for a long duration or you have any seriou...
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Mode of Action of Clonax 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

The Clonax tablet consists of clonazepam as its main ingredient. It belongs to the benzodiazepine (central nervous system depressants) and tranquilliser class of medications. It functions by increasin...
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Directions for Use of Clonax 0.5 MG

  • Take the Clonax tablet exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Try not to exceed the dosage, even if you cannot see any changes.
  • Take the tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not try to break this tablet or chew it.
  • It is better not to take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not use clonax tablet if the package has been opened.
  • Do not stop taking this medication suddenly; it can adversely affect the body.

Interactions of Clonax 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Clonax Tablet interacts with many medications. It is better to inform your doctor about all the medicines you are currently using.
  • Without talking to your doctor, do not use other sedatives (alprazolam, lorazepam) or different antidepressant (MAO inhibitors) medications if you are using Clonax medicine. The interactions between t...
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  • If you are using a clonax tablet, do not try to take allergy medicine, opiates or narcotic pain relievers (codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, tramadol, etc.), old or cough medicine with this tablet. It can...
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  • If you are under treatment with antibiotics, antifungals, HIV medicine, etc., inform your doctor, as the dose of these medicines needs to be adjusted.

Interactions with food items

  • It is better to avoid drinks such as coffee, tea, and carbonated drinks. Also, try to minimise excess amounts of chocolate. All these products contain caffeine. It is a stimulant and may minimise the ...
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  • You can take a Clonax tablet with or without a meal. But if you are experiencing any stomach related issues, take it after eating food.

Storage and disposal of Clonax 0.5 MG

Store Clonax Tablet tablets in dry conditions. Keep these tablets away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Store the clonax medicine away from children and pets. Disposal - Disp...
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Dosage of Clonax 0.5 MG

Overdose

Overdose on the Clonax tablet can show signs and symptoms such as dizziness, tremors, sleepiness, convulsions, and loss of consciousness for some time. If you overdose on Clonax medicine and experienc...
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Missed a Dose

Consult your doctor if you have missed more than a few doses simultaneously. However, if you have missed a single dose of the Clonax Tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember missing a dose...
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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: For how long should I take a Clonax tablet?

A: The duration of treatment with the Clonax tablet should be as short as possible and guided by your doctor. You will be evaluated for a few weeks to assess the effects of the medicine. Before taking you off this medicine, your doctor will gradually taper the doses to prevent any withdrawal side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Q: Can I take Clonax Tablet as a sleeping pill?

A: Clonax Tablet is a benzodiazepine medicine. It is used to treat anxiety and seizures. This can also treat sleeping difficulties (insomnia). It is prescribed for a short period of time, even if it is being used for sleeping problems. You should take Clonax tablets exactly as advised by the doctor.

Q: Will I experience any physical dependence if I take a Clonax Tablet every day?

A: Yes, Clonax tablets can cause physical and psychological medicine dependency. Do not use Clonax if you have previous addiction behavioural problems such as alcohol dependency, medicine abuse, etc. All use this medicine for a short duration. Do not stop using it abruptly; it can cause withdrawal symptoms like sweating, tremors, etc.
Product Details
Brand
CLONAX
Expires on or After
25/08/2022
Last Updated on: 06 Mar 2022 | 09:53 AM (IST)
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