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Petril 0.5mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Petril tablet is a prescription medication used for treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and epilepsy (fits). It is composed of clonazepam. It reduces the excess neurological activit...
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ContainsClonazepam(0.5 Mg)
UsesAnxiety disorder, seizure disorder
Side effectsDizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, memory problems, confusion, depression, drowsiness, blurred vision, muscle pain, difficulty speaking, increased salivation, suicidal thoughts.
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Petril 0.5 MG

  • Seizure disorder or epilepsy
  • Anxiety and panic disorder

Contraindications of Petril 0.5 MG

  • If you’re allergic to any ingredient of Petril tablet.
  • If you have any respiratory diseases, this medication causes excess secretions.
  • If you have a serious liver disease
  • If you are pregnant or planning for a pregnancy.
  • If you are diagnosed with narrow-angle glaucoma, an eye condition, this will increase the fluid pressure inside the eye.
  • If you have any history of drug or alcohol abuse.
  • If you have suicidal or self-harming thoughts after using this medicine.

Side effects of Petril 0.5 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Mood changes
  • Memory problems
  • Nervousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Increased salivation

Precautions and Warnings of Petril 0.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Petril tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Petril tablets are unsafe during pregnancy. Studies have shown a high risk to unborn babies. Sometimes doctors may prescribe it during severe conditions. Do not take a Petril tablet without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Petril tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited data available on the effects of Petril tablets on the breastfeeding baby. Studies suggested that a small amount of this medicine may pass into the milk. So do not use a Petril tablet without consulting your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Petril tablet?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Petril tablet. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive and may lead to accidents.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Petril tablet?
A:
Avoid alcohol consumption with Petril tablet as it can increase the side effects like drowsiness, decreased reflexes, vomiting, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are taking certain herbal or ayurvedic supplements like St john’s wort, a herbal supplement that is used in treating depression.
  • You have any surgery or a dental procedure planned.
  • You need to do something that requires maintaining steady focus; this medicine can cause difficulties with concentration.
  • You are an elderly patient over the age of 65.

Mode of Action of Petril 0.5 MG

How Does It Work?

The Petril tablet consists of clonazepam, a benzodiazepine medicine. Clonazepam works by increasing the activity of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is a natural chemical messenger in the brain. ...
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Directions for Use of Petril 0.5 MG

  • Take the Petril tablet exactly in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage of this medicine, even if you do not notice any changes.
  • Take Petril tablet as a whole, with a glass of water.
  • Do not break or chew this tablet.
  • Do not take Petril tablet with other medications without consulting your doctor.
  • Don’t take it if the package has been already opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking Petril medication, as it can have adverse effects

Interactions of Petril 0.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Petril tablet interacts with many other medications. Inform your doctor of the full list of the medicines you are currently using.
  • Do not use pain relievers like codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, tramadol, etc., with this tablet. It can cause serious adverse effects.
  • If you are using antibiotics (rifampicin), antifungals (ketoconazole), anti-allergy medicines (cetirizine), inform your doctor, as the dose may need to be adjusted.
  • If you are using other sedatives or antidepressant medicines, the reactions between them can cause unwanted effects.

Interactions with food items

  • There is not much information on food interactions with the Petril tablet. You can take this tablet with or without consuming food. But if you’re experiencing any stomach issues, take it after eating.

Storage and disposal of Petril 0.5 MG

Store the Petril tablets in dry conditions. Keep this away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Dispose of this tablet’s packaging carefully after using it. Throw them away if the...
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Dosage of Petril 0.5 MG

Overdose

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

If you have missed a dose of the Petril tablet, take it as soon as possible. If you remember missing a dose of this tablet when it's already time to take the Petril dose, skip the missed one and take ...
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Content Details

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Dr. Puneet Chhabra

MD Medicine, DM Gastroenterology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I use the Petril tablet as a sleeping pill?

A: Petril tablets are used to treat anxiety and seizures. This can also treat sleeping difficulties (insomnia). It is prescribed for a short period if used to treat sleeping problems. You should take Petril tablet exactly as advised by the doctor.

Q: Will I experience any physical dependence if I take a Petril tablet every day?

A: Petril tablet is a habit-forming medicine if used for long durations. Do not use it if you have an addiction or behavioural problems such as alcohol dependency, drug abuse, etc. This medication is intended to be used only for a short duration. But, do not stop using it abruptly, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like sweating, tremors, etc.

Q: For how long should I take the Petril tablet?

A: The duration of treatment with Petril tablets should be short and guided by your doctor. You will be monitored for a few weeks of treatment to assess the effects of this tablet. Before taking you off this medicine, your doctor will gradually taper the doses to prevent withdrawal side effects. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Product Details
Brand
PETRIL
Expires on or After
22/08/2022

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