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Epcon 0.5mg Tablets

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Epcon 0.5 MG Description

Epcon is a prescription medication. It is primarily used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and seizure disorders (epilepsy). The pharmacological component of Epcon is Clonazepam. Seizures occur d

ue to abnormal, uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain and can have many symptoms. Some of these symptoms can include abnormal movements, loss of consciousness, uprolling of eyes, loss of control of urination and defecation etc. Seizure disorders may require long term treatment with anticonvulsants. Anxiety is a condition characterised by increased worry and fear about routine situations. Anxiety can present with increased heart rate, sweating, restlessness, trembling, increased rate of breathing etc. Panic disorder is also a type of anxiety disorder with loss of control and fear. It is important to note that Clonazepam has habit-forming potential and maybe misused. Careful monitoring while on this medication is required and necessary. Epcon should be taken as recommended by the doctor. It should not be abruptly started or stopped, as it may cause withdrawal effects. Taking the tablet at the same time every day is advisable for maximum efficacy.


Product Summary

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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
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Uses of Epcon 0.5 MG

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Seizure disorders

Contraindications of Epcon 0.5 MG

  • If you have known hypersensitivity from clonazepam or benzodiazepine or known allergies to any components in this medication.
  • If you have liver dysfunction.
  • If you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • If you have respiratory insufficiency.
  • If you have congenital blood dyscrasias known as porphyrias.
  • If you’ve a history of depression or suicidal ideation.
  • If you have a history of substance use and dependence.

Side effects of Epcon 0.5 MG

  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Sedation
  • Sleepiness
  • Impaired coordination & balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido

Precautions and Warnings of Epcon 0.5 MG



Can I take Epcon during pregnancy?
Clonazepam is unsafe in pregnancy. It is a class D drug. Class D means Use in life-threatening emergencies when no safer drug is available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk. Discuss with your treating physician for more information. Speak to your doctor regarding your pregnancy or intention to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Epcon while breastfeeding?
Clonazepam is considered unsafe during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have taken Epcon?
This medication can cause side effects such as drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, decreased coordination, dizziness etc. Hence driving and use of heavy machinery are not recommended.


Can I consume alcohol with the Epcon?
Using clonazepam 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 on any other medications.
  • You witness any mood changes or suicidal thoughts.

Mode of Action of Epcon 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine that acts on the brain pathways to increase the action of a chemical messenger called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) increases its activity. This results in sedation, ca...
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Directions for Use of Epcon 0.5 MG

  • Epcon tablet should be taken as prescribed by your treating physician.
  • It's recommended to take this medication regularly, i.e., at the same time every day, for optimal pharmacological effects of this medication.
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole. Don't crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It's recommended to finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by your treating doctor.
  • Abrupt stoppage of Epcon can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.

Interactions of Epcon 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The concomitant use of this medication with opioids (like morphine, tramadol etc.) is contraindicated, as it may cause respiratory depression, coma and death.
  • It should also not be used with other CNS depressants like alcohol can also cause similar effects and present life-threatening adverse effects. Inform your doctor about your current medications at the...
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Interactions with food items

  • Epcon tablet does not have any known interaction with food items.

Storage and disposal of Epcon 0.5 MG

Store Epcon tablet in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep Epcon tablets away from children and pets. Don't flush the me...
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Dosage of Epcon 0.5 MG


The overdose symptoms develop rapidly. Initial symptoms may include excessive sleepiness, double vision, slurring of speech and poor motor functions. This may proceed to respiratory failure, fall in B...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Epcon tablet, take it just when you remember. If the duration missed is lengthy, and it's almost time for the next one, it's recommended to skip the missed dose and return to the...
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MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can Epcon tablet prevent seizures?

A: Epcon tablets can be used in the treatment of seizure disorders. Consult your treating physician for more information and if this medication suits your requirements.

Q: I have felt very drowsy ever since I started taking Epcon. Can I stop it?

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

Q: Can I take a painkiller with an Epcon tablet?

A: Certain painkillers might cause side effects when taken with Epcon. Inform your doctor about any medication you want to take to confirm if it is safe or not.
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Last Updated on: 21 Mar 2022 | 05:56 PM (IST)
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