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Lonazep 2mg Tablet

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Lonazep 2 MG Description

Lonazep 2 is a prescription medication. The pharmacological component of Lonazep 2 is Clonazepam 2 mg. Treatment of seizure disorders (epilepsy) and panic disorder are the main uses of Lonazep 2. E

pilepsy is a condition in which an alteration in brain signals results in seizures or a sudden change of behaviour. This increased brain activity can have many different consequences. In Petit Mal epilepsy, also known as absence seizures, there is a sudden loss of focus and consciousness for a brief period. This can be accompanied by abnormal muscle movements. Lonazep 2 works by acting on the brain pathways and increasing the action of a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). Clonazepam binds to the receptors of GABA in the brain and increases its activity. This results in sedation, calming effects, muscle relaxation, etc. The medication should be taken as recommended by the doctor. It is generally advisable to take the tablet at the same time every day as this ensures the best action of the medication. Side effects of Lonazep 2 include lethargy, fatigue, sleepiness, impaired coordination and balance, blurred vision, and confusion. Lonazep 2 has habit-forming potential and may be misused. Directions for use of Lonazep 2 should be strictly followed, and careful monitoring while on this medication is required and necessary. It is also important to note that this medicine should not be abruptly stopped as it may cause withdrawal effects in users, which may be serious.

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ContainsClonazepam(2.0 Mg)
UsesEpilepsy, Panic disorders
Side effectsLethargy, Fatigue, Sedation, Drowsiness, Impaired Coordination, Impaired balance, Dizziness, Excessive sleepiness, Blurred vision, Confusion, Irritability, Loss of libido, Lack of motivation
TherapyANTI-EPILEPTIC
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uses

Uses of Lonazep 2 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Lonazep 2 is used in the treatment of:
  • Petit Mal epilepsy and its variants, akinetic and myoclonic seizures
  • Panic Disorder
contraindications

Contraindications of Lonazep 2 MG

  • Lonazep 2 is contraindicated in the following cases:
  • If you are hypersensitive or have any known allergies to clonazepam, benzodiazepine, or any component of this medication.
  • If you have significant liver dysfunction.
  • If you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • If you have certain lung disorders.
  • If you have an enzyme deficiency called porphyria.
  • If you are an older adult; this medicine should be used cautiously.
  • If you are at risk of falling or in a debilitated state; this medicine should be used cautiously.
sideEffects

Side effects of Lonazep 2 MG

  • Side effects of Lonazep 2 tablets include:
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness (somnolence)
  • Impaired coordination and balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Lonazep 2 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Lonazep 2 tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Lonazep 2 tablets are unsafe in pregnancy. It is a class-D medicine. Discuss with your treating physician for more information and inform them about your pregnancy or intention to conceive.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Lonazep 2 tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Lonazep 2 tablets are considered unsafe during breastfeeding. The active ingredient in Lonazep 2 can be transferred to the infant via breast milk. This can result in excessive sleepiness in the infant.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Lonazep 2 tablet?
A:
No. This medication can cause side effects such as drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, decreased coordination, dizziness, etc., which can impair your ability to drive or use heavy machinery.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Lonazep 2 tablets?
A:
Using Lonazep 2 tablets with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants like alcohol increases the risk of respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and death. It is strictly contraindicated.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience any changes in mood such as irritability, anger, sadness, restlessness, increased negative thoughts, or anxiety.
  • You have liver or kidney disease.
  • You have a preexisting breathing disorder.
  • You take other medications for a medical condition; inform your doctor so they can check for any possible medicine interactions.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Lonazep 2 MG

How Does It Work?

Clonazepam belongs to a group of agents called benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines mainly act on the brain pathways and increase the action of a chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) called GABA (gamma-am...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Lonazep 2 MG

  • This medication should be taken as prescribed by the treating physician.
  • It is recommended to take this medication regularly, that is, at the same time every day for optimal pharmacological effects.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole. Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the entire course of this medication as prescribed by the treating doctor. Abrupt stoppage of Lonazep 2 can cause withdrawal effects. Consult your doctor before stopping th...
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  • This medication has habit-forming tendencies; hence it is recommended to follow the directions of the treating physician precisely and have regular follow-ups.
interactions

Interactions of Lonazep 2 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of this medication with opioids is contraindicated, as it may cause respiratory depression, coma, and death.
  • Concomitant use with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants like alcohol can cause similar effects and present life-threatening adverse effects.
  • Medications that affect the metabolism of Lonazep 2 can increase plasma concentrations of alprazolam, leading to increased side effects. Such medicines should not be used concomitantly. Examples inclu...
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  • Inform your doctor regarding your current medications at the time of prescription of Lonazep 2.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Lonazep 2 MG

Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after its date of expiration has passed. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the tabl...
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dosage

Dosage of Lonazep 2 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose with Lonazep 2 develop rapidly. The initial symptoms appear within a few hours with symptoms of central nervous system (CNS) depression such as somnolence (excessive sleepiness), ...
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Missed a Dose

This medication has habit-forming potential and can also be misused/abused. It is crucial to carefully time and monitor the consumption of this medication. If you miss a dose of this tablet, it is ...
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I had been prescribed Lonazep 2 tablets for panic attacks. However, I am feeling very uneasy after taking this medicine. It has been one week. Can I stop taking the tablets now?

A: It is not advisable to abruptly stop this tablet as this can cause withdrawal effects. Discuss your side effects with your doctor to understand if any dose adjustment is required.

Q: Since I started using this tablet, I sometimes feel dizzy all of a sudden. I also have some difficulty walking because of this. Are these connected to the medicine I am taking?

A: Lonazep 2 tablets can cause dizziness and loss of coordination while walking. In case these side effects become very distressing, consult your doctor at the earliest to assess for any change in dose or medication.

Q: I have been taking this Lonazep 2, and it has been a month since I had any episodes. When can I stop taking this tablet?

A: Lonazep 2 tablets should not be stopped without medical advice. Consult your doctor to understand how and when the tablet should be stopped.
Product Details
Brand
LONAZEP
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
25/08/2024
Last Updated on: 08 Mar 2022 | 11:47 AM (IST)
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