Clonex 0.5mg Tab

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Medical Description

Clonex 0.5 mg tablet belongs to the sedatives and hypnotics class of drugs. It contains clonazepam as its active ingredient. It is used to treat anxiety and convulsions (fits). However, it is also use...
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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
Usesepilepsy, panic attack
Side effectsfatigue, drowsiness, decrease in sexual desire
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Uses of Clonex 0.5 MG

  • Treatment of epilepsy (fits)
  • Treatment of panic disorders
  • Treatment of acute catatonic reactions (a condition in which there is the abnormal movement of limbs)
  • Treatment of akathisia ( a condition in which a person is restless)

Contraindications of Clonex 0.5 MG

  • Clonex 0.5 mg tablets are not prescribed to those who have had allergic reactions to the medicine in the past
  • This medicine is not prescribed in people with a history of addiction. This is because Clonex has addictive potential
  • People with pre-existing liver diseases should take Clonex 0.5 mg with caution as the medicine is primarily metabolized in the liver
  • People with pre-existing kidney diseases may require dose modifications for Clonex
  • Clonex 0.5 mg should not be prescribed to those who had glaucoma (condition affect vision due to damage of optic nerve of eyes) as the medicine can cause an increase in pressure in the eyes
  • The elderly should be prescribed Clonex with caution as chances of side effects like drowsiness, fatigue, and palpitations

Side effects of Clonex 0.5 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired coordination
  • Increased salivation
  • Fatigue
  • Increase in the frequency of urination
  • Changes in vision
  • Decrease in sexual desire

Precautions and Warnings of Clonex 0.5 MG


Can I take Clonex 0.5 mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Clonex 0.5 mg tablets should not be taken during pregnancy as it increases the complications related to pregnancy, like premature delivery. It can also cause weight loss, lethargy, and convulsions in the baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Clonex 0.5 mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
Clonex 0.5 mg does not pass through breast milk. It can be taken during breastfeeding if the doctor has prescribed it.


Can I drive if I have taken a Clonex 0.5 mg Tablet?
You should not drive after taking a Clonex 0.5 mg tablet as it can increase the severity of side effects like drowsiness and impairment in judgment. You should avoid operating any machinery or doing work that requires focus.


Can I consume alcohol with the Clonex 0.5 mg Tablet?
Consuming alcohol with Clonex 0.5 mg tablets can cause sedation and drowsiness. It can affect your alertness and ability to think as well.

Other General Warnings

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  • You should inform your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking. This includes herbal medicine like St. John's wort
  • If you have any respiratory disease then you should inform your doctor as Clonex can decrease respiratory rate
  • You should monitor your symptoms regularly and immediately consult a doctor if you notice any drastic change in mood or behavior
  • You should take this medicine at the recommended dose. You should not take it for a longer duration or higher than the prescribed dose as it has addictive potential
  • You should not stop taking this medicine abruptly as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like agitation, restlessness, anxiety, and depression. You should immediately consult a doctor if you face any of ...
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Mode of Action of Clonex 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Clonex 0.5 mg tablet contains clonazepam as its active component. Clonazepam belongs to the sedatives and hypnotics class of medicine. It increases the concentration of an important neurotransmitter i...
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Directions for Use of Clonex 0.5 MG

  • Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage
  • If you have any side effects, seek medical help immediately
  • Make sure that the treatment is complete
  • Do not discontinue using this medication without consulting your physician first
  • Keep the medicines in the container with the lid tightly closed
  • Make sure you take medicine as a whole and not crushed or broken
  • If you have been prescribed Clonex at a fixed time, take it at the same time every day before or after food

Interactions of Clonex 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antibiotics (clarithromycin, dalfopristin/quinupristin, erythromycin, or telithromycin) as the efficacy of antibiotics decreases when it is combined with Clonex
  • Antifungal medicine (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, or voriconazole ) as antifungals decreases the metabolism of Clonex
  • Antidepressants (amitriptyline, doxepin, nefazodone, nortriptyline) as the combination can increase the chances of drowsiness and sedation
  • Barbiturate (butabarbital, secobarbital, pentobarbital, or phenobarbital) as it can increase the side effects of Clonex like fatigue and drowsiness
  • Antidepressants such as furazolidone, isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, tranylcypromine as the combination of Clonex and MAOIs can cause adverse reactions like convulsions, low blood pressure lev...
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  • Antipsychotics ( chlorpromazine, haloperidol, pimozide) as the combination can cause sedation and impaired judgment

Interactions with food items

  • Clonex 0.5 mg tablets should not be taken with coffee and chocolates as these food items stimulate the brain cells while Clonex calms the mind. Hence, the combination should be avoided
  • Avoid taking grape juice and Clonex as grapefruit juice can decrease the metabolism of Clonex, leading to a high concentration of the medicine in body

Storage and disposal of Clonex 0.5 MG

Keep this medicine packed in the original container packet. This medication should be kept in a cool and dry place, at a temp below 30°C. Store it according to the package or label's directions. The u...
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Dosage of Clonex 0.5 MG


Taking more than the recommended dose of Clonex 0.5 mg tablet can cause symptoms like drowsiness, difficulty in swallowing, breathing problems, confusion, and coma (state of unconsciousness for long d...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Clonex 0.5 mg tablet, you should take it as soon as possible. However, if it's time for the next dose to be taken, then you may skip the dose and continue with your normal schedu...
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Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Clonex 0.5 mg tablet cause addiction?

A: Taking high doses of Clonex 0.5 mg tablets or taking the medicine for a long period can cause addiction. People who have had a history of addiction to alcohol have higher chances to abuse Clonex tablets. Hence, this medicine should be taken strictly as prescribed by the doctor.

Q: When should I stop taking Clonex 0.5 mg tablets?

A: You should not stop taking the medicine abruptly. Suddenly stopping the medicine can cause withdrawal symptoms like sleep irregularities, nervousness, irritability, sweating, and diarrhea. Discontinuation of the medicine can cause worsening of the symptoms. The dose of the medicine is gradually decreased as recommended by your doctor.

Q: When can I expect to feel better after taking the Clonex 0.5 mg tablet?

A: Usually, your doctor shall evaluate your response to the treatment after 4 weeks of starting the medicine. The need for further treatment and dose shall be calculated based on your response and the side effects you have. The treatment period is kept as short as possible. The dose of the medicine is gradually reduced and then stopped.
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