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Lonazep Md 0.25mg Tablet

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Medical Description

The active ingredient in Lonazep Md 0.25 mg is Clonazepam. Lonazep is classified under the group of drugs known as Benzodiazepines. Lonazep is primarily used to treat epilepsy (fits) and anxiety. Epil...
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Product Summary

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ContainsClonazepam(0.25 Mg)
UsesEpilepsy, Anxiety, Insomnia, Muscle relaxation, Panic attacks
Side effectsSedation, Drowsiness, Irritability, Lethargy.
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

  • Seizures
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia(Sleeplessness)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Psychosis-induced aggression

Contraindications of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

  • Lonazep Md 0.25 mg should be avoided :
  • If you are allergic to Benzodiazepines or any of its excipients
  • If you are having glaucoma (eye related diseases)
  • If you are having any liver diseases
  • If you are experiencing depression
  • If you are having kidney diseases
  • If you are having respiratory diseases.

Side effects of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

  • Disclaimer: If you experience any of the following side effects for a prolonged time or acutely, then it is recommended to consult a physician immediately
  • Some of the common side effects include:
  • Sedation
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Lethargy
  • Some rare side effects may include:
  • Increased salivation
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased Heart rate
  • Respiratory depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dependency

Precautions and Warnings of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Lonazep Md 0.25MG during pregnancy?
A:
Lonazep belongs to Category D drugs that may be harmful to your foetus. It should be used on advice by a physician. It is necessary to inform your physician about your pregnancy or if you are willing to become pregnant before prescription of the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Lonazep Md 0.25mg while breastfeeding?
A:
Lonazep Md 0.25 mg can be secreted in breast milk while the mother is on medication. Hence it is preferred to take advice from a physician before breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Lonazep Md 0.25mg?
A:
As Lonazep may cause drowsiness and sedation, it is not advised to drive while taking this medication. However the level of drowsiness and dizziness depends on the dose used for that age.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Lonazep Md 0.25mg?
A:
It is strictly advised to avoid taking Lonazep Md 0.25mg with alcohol as it may cause more drowsiness, dizziness and sedation.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Lonazep should not be taken unnecessarily.
  • Avoid use of excessive doses in children.
  • Inform your physician about your previous treatment history before prescription.
  • Inform your physician about your disease history so that your physician may prescribe the appropriate doses.
  • If you are having any history of liver or kidney diseases, it is advised to have regular checkups.
  • Any unusual symptoms observed should be brought to the physician’s notice.
  • If you are pregnant or willing to become pregnant, inform your doctor before prescription.
  • Keep it out of reach from children.

Mode of Action of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

How Does It Work?

Lonazep Md 0.25 mg belongs to a class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines which come under Sedative-Hypnotics. It works by enhancing the effects of a chemical known as GABA(Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid). GAB...
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Directions for Use of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

  • Take Lonazep Md 0.25 mg exactly as prescribed by your physician
  • Do Not exceed the dosage or do not miss the dose.
  • Do not discontinue the medication until the completion of the course as directed by your physician even if the symptoms disappear.
  • Take the tablet as a whole, with a glass of water.
  • Do not break this tablet or chew it.
  • Every time it is better to take the tablet at the same time of the day. It is advised to note down the days of consumption of the tablet in a week inorder to avoid missing the doses or to avoid overd...
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  • Do not take if the package has been opened.
  • Check the label for the expiry date before use.

Interactions of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Lonazep may cause life-threatening interactions with
  • Opioid group of drugs like Morphine, Codeine, Fentanyl etc
  • Other Central Nervous System depressant drugs
  • Tuberculosis drugs like Rifampicin
  • Anti HIV drugs like Ritonavir, Amprenavir
  • Disulfiram( to treat alcoholism)
  • Antidepressants.
  • If you experience any side effects or any discomfort while on this medication, then it is advised to consult a physician immediately.

Interactions with food items

You can take the Lonazep tablet with or without food. There is limited data regarding the interaction of Lonazep Md 0.25 mg with food. However, there may be interactions with multivitamins and other s...
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Storage and disposal of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

This medication should be stored at room temperature in a dry container. Keep it out of reach of children. Avoid exposing the medicine to heat, sunlight or moisture. Open the seal only before taking t...
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Dosage of Lonazep Md 0.25 MG

Overdose

You can have any of the above symptoms like excessive sedation, drowsiness, irritability etc. It is advised to immediately stop taking the medication and consult a physician. It is advised not to take...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss the regular dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it coincides with the timing of the next dose, then better skip it. Time gap must be maintained between the doses as recommended by th...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Should I take Lonazep Md 0.25mg to get sleep?

A: No, it should not be taken without any medical recommendations.

Q: I became pregnant while I was on Lonazep Md 0.25mg, should I continue using it?

A: You should bring it to your physician’s notice and follow your physician’s instructions.

Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking Lonazep Md 0.25mg?

A: Don't stop it suddenly unless instructed by your doctor as it leads to nervousness, depression, confusion etc.

Q: Can I use any other doses of Lonazep if Lonazep Md 0.25mg is not available?

A: No, other doses of Lonazep cannot be used if Lonazep Md 0.25mg is not available as it may lead to overdose.
Product Details
Brand
LONAZEP MD
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/07/2023
Last Updated on: 20 Jan 2022 | 11:18 AM (IST)
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