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Clozep 0.5mg Tablet

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Clonazepam(0.5 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-EPILEPTIC

Medical Description

Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet is a prescription medication. It is primarily used in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorders, and seizure disorders (epilepsy). The pharmacological component of Clozep Tablet i...
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Uses of Clozep 0.5 MG

  • Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet is used in,
  • Treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Treatment of seizure disorders

Contraindications of Clozep 0.5 MG

  • If you have a known clonazepam or benzodiazepine hypersensitivity or known allergies to any components in Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet.
  • If you have significant liver dysfunction.
  • If you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma
  • If you have respiratory insufficiency.
  • If you have congenital blood dyscrasias known as porphyrias.
  • It should be used with caution,
  • If you have a history of depression, suicidal ideation
  • If you have a history of substance use and dependence

Side effects of Clozep 0.5 MG

  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Sedation
  • Drowsiness
  • Impaired coordination & balance
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Reduced sex drive

Precautions and Warnings of Clozep 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Clozep Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Clonazepam is unsafe in pregnancy. It is a class D medicine with evidence of human foetal risk. Your doctor may prescribe it in life-threatening situations. Discuss with your treating physician for more information. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive. Do not take Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet without medical consultation.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Clozep Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No. Clonazepam(active ingredient of Clozep Tablet) is considered unsafe during breastfeeding. Do not take Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet without medical consultation.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Clozep Tablet?
A:
Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet can cause side effects such as drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, decreased coordination, dizziness, etc. Hence, driving and the use of heavy machinery are not recommended.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Clozep Tablet?
A:
Using Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet with other CNS depressants, like alcohol, increases the risk of respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and death. It is strictly contraindicated.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking any other prescription medicines. This tablet interacts with many other medications that use the same metabolic enzymes.
  • You experience a change in mood or suicidal ideation after taking Clozep Tablet.
  • You conceive during the course of Clozep Tablet or are planning a pregnancy.

Mode of Action of Clozep 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine or tranquilliser that acts on the brain pathways to increase the action of a chemical messenger called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and increases its activity. This re...
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Directions for Use of Clozep 0.5 MG

  • Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet at the same time every day for optimal pharmacological effects.
  • Swallow Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet as a whole. Do not crush, chew, or break it.
  • It is recommended to complete the entire course of Clozep Tablet as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • Abrupt stoppage of Clozep can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.
  • Driving and the use of heavy machinery are not advised while using this medication.
  • Do not mix alcohol with this medication, as it can be life-threatening.
  • This medication has habit-forming tendencies, hence it is recommended to follow the directions of your treating physician precisely and have a regular follow-up.

Interactions of Clozep 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The concomitant use of Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet with opioids (like morphine, tramadol etc.) is contraindicated, as it may cause respiratory depression, coma and death.
  • Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet should not be used with other CNS depressants like alcohol can also cause similar effects and present life-threatening adverse effects.
  • Inform your doctor about all medicines and supplements you are currently taking at the time of prescription of Clozep to avoid side effects associated with drug interaction.

Interactions with food items

  • Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet does not have any known interaction with food items. Unless advised otherwise by the doctor, a regular diet can be continued. Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet can be taken with or without foo...
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Storage and disposal of Clozep 0.5 MG

Store Clozep Tablet in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine post the date of expiration. Keep Clozep Tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the ...
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Dosage of Clozep 0.5 MG

Overdose

The symptoms of an overdose of Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet develop rapidly. Initial symptoms may include excessive sleepiness, double vision, slurring of speech, and poor motor functions. This may proceed to...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Clozep 0.5 Mg Tablet, it is advised to take it as soon as you recall. If the gap is too long and it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the ...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I was prescribed Clozep Tablet, but I have not had any seizures for six months now. Do I need to continue taking it?

A: Clozep Tablet should only be started or stopped after consulting a physician. Do not stop it abruptly on your own

Q: I have been feeling very drowsy ever since I started taking Clozep Tablet. Can I stop it?

A: Drowsiness is a common side effect of Clozep Tablet. If it is impairing your functioning, talk to your doctor for other options and dose adjustment. Do not abruptly stop Clozep without the directions of your doctor, as it may cause withdrawal effects.

Q: I had been taking Clozep for the last few months. Last week my doctor advised me to stop the medication as it was no longer needed. After stopping the medication, I am unable to sleep properly. Can I start taking it again?

A: Clozep should only be taken in the dose and duration as mentioned by the physician. Withdrawal of the tablet often causes difficulty in falling asleep. Consult your doctor for the best way to manage this. It is not recommended to continue the tablet without consulting a physician.
Product Details
Brand
CLOZEP
Expires on or After
14/08/2022

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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
UsesTreatment of anxiety disorders, seizure disorders
Side effectslethargy, fatigue, drowsiness, impaired coordination & balance, dizziness, excessive sleepiness, blurred vision, confusion, irritability, loss of libido
Last Updated on: 04 Mar 2022 | 04:53 PM (IST)
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