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Meloprax 0.5mg Tablets

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Meloprax 0.5 MG Description

Meloprax tablet is a prescription medication. It is used to manage mood disorders such as anxiety disorders and depression. All mood disorders affect the way one processes feelings. There is no specif...
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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
Uses Anxiety Disorder, Seizures Disorder, Comorbid Depression, Panic Disorder
Side effectsMemory Impairment, Double Vision, Difficulty talking, Excess Salivation, Suicidal thoughts, Trouble Breathing, High Lung Secretion.
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Meloprax 0.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Meloprax tablets are used in the management of many psychological disorders such as
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Comorbid Depression (depression associated with other chronic disorders)
  • Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorders (both are types of mood disorders)
  • Epileptic conditions such as Myoclonic and Akinetic Seizures
  • Absent Seizures when all other medicines have failed

Contraindications of Meloprax 0.5 MG

  • If you have any hypersensitive reaction to any component of Meloprax medicine.
  • If you are noticing sudden mood changes and self-harming or suicidal thoughts.
  • If you have a previous history of drug or alcohol abuse.
  • If you have severe liver disease.
  • If you have a history of respiratory diseases or lung conditions such as Asthma or Chronic Pulmonary Lung Disorder.
  • If you are diagnosed with Porphyria, a red blood cell-related disorder.
  • If you have an eye disorder such as Narrow-angle Glaucoma, this medicine will increase the fluid pressure inside the eye.

Side effects of Meloprax 0.5 MG

  • Memory Impairment
  • Double Vision
  • Difficulty talking
  • Excess Salivation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trouble Breathing
  • High Lung Secretion

Precautions and Warnings of Meloprax 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take a Meloprax 0.5 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Meloprax tablets can be unsafe during pregnancy. A few studies have indicated a definite risk to unborn and developing babies. However, some doctors may prescribe it for life-threatening conditions. Do not take Meloprax tablets without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Meloprax 0.5 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Consult your doctor before taking Meloprax tablets as it might be unsafe during breastfeeding. There is not enough data available on the effects of Meloprax tablets on breastfed babies. A few studies have indicated that a small amount of this tablet can pass into the milk. So do not use the Meloprax tablet without consulting your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I take a Meloprax 0.5 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Meloprax tablet. It might lead to side effects like tiredness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Meloprax 0.5 mg tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Meloprax tablet. It can interfere with Meloprax medicine and cause side effects such as drowsiness, vomiting, confusion, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have planned surgery or a dental procedure.
  • You notice any adverse effects that are persistent or worsening with time.
  • You are having suicidal thoughts or experience a change in mood or behaviour after taking Meloprax tablets.
  • You are over 65 years of age. Meloprax tablets can cause exaggerated side effects due to slow metabolism in that age group.
  • You need to do anything that requires a lot of focus; this medicine can cause problems with concentration.
  • You are obese. The dose needs to be monitored.
  • You have a kidney condition.
  • You have withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, stuffy nose, vomiting, nausea, etc. The dose of the Meloprax tablet needs to be slowly tapered.

Mode of Action of Meloprax 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

The Meloprax tablet consists of a single active ingredient: clonazepam. It is an antidepressant medicine. It is also a tranquilliser (lowers symptoms of anxiety). It works by improving GABA activity (...
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Directions for Use of Meloprax 0.5 MG

  • Take the Meloprax tablet as advised by your doctor in the precise dose.
  • Do not take doses higher than recommended, even if you cannot notice effects.
  • You can take Meloprax medicine with or without food.
  • Do not try to break or chew the tablet and swallow it whole with a glass of water.
  • Ask your doctor if you want to take other medications with the Meloprax tablet.
  • If the package of this tablet is opened, do not consume it.

Interactions of Meloprax 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Notify your doctor if you use sedatives or antidepressant pills such as MAO inhibitors before taking Meloprax medicine. The reactions between these medicines can cause side effects. So a gap of at lea...
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  • If you are using the Meloprax tablet, tell your doctor if you are in pain or have a fever. But do not use opiates or narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, tramadol, etc.), ant...
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  • Sometimes the dose needs some adjustments with antibiotics, antifungals, HIV medicine, etc., as they can alter the effectiveness of Meloprax.
  • Meloprax tablets have a lot of medicinal interactions so notify your doctor about your entire medical history. Be cautious while taking other medicines with Meloprax tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • Do not drink high amounts of grapefruit juice if you use Meloprax tablets. It will increase the levels of Meloprax medication in the blood.
  • It is always better to avoid beverages such as coffee, energy drinks and cola. Also, avoid eating excess amounts of chocolate. All these products have caffeine which is a central nervous system stimul...
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Storage and disposal of Meloprax 0.5 MG

Store Meloprax tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature. Keep these medicines away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Meloprax Tablets away from children and pets....
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Dosage of Meloprax 0.5 MG

Overdose

Overdose of the Meloprax tablets can cause dizziness, tremors, drowsiness, convulsions, and loss of consciousness for some time. If you overdose on Meloprax medicine and experience any of these sympto...
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Missed a Dose

If you have forgotten a dose of the Meloprax tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember missing a dose of the Meloprax tablet when it's already time for the next dose of the Meloprax tablet,...
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Content Details

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REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use these Meloprax tablets if I have any sleeping disorders like insomnia or sleep apnea?

A: Meloprax tablets are sometimes given by doctors to manage sleeping disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea, etc. It is a tranquilliser and has sedative properties. However, it is only given for a short time for inducing sleep in sleeping disorders. Do not self medicate on it. Try to take it exactly in a way as advised by the doctor.

Q: Does using a Meloprax tablet every day cause physical or psychological dependency?

A: Meloprax tablets have the potential to be a habit-forming medicine, especially if taken for a long time. Do not take this if you have a history of addiction problems such as alcohol or recreational substance abuse. Meloprax medicine is supposed to be used only for a short while, and the dose should be monitored. Don’t take it without consulting your doctor.

Q: When will I start seeing the difference after using the Meloprax tablet?

A: It will take at least a few days to start seeing the impact of the Meloprax tablet. The effect varies from person to person. So do not stop taking the Meloprax tablet if you don't notice the effects right away.
Product Details
Brand
MELOPRAX
Expires on or After
29/09/2022

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