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AEDON 5 MG TABLET

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Overview

Introduction

AEDON 5 MG TABLET is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and severe anxiety. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

AEDON 5 MG TABLET is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to doctor as it may increase seizure frequency. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Some common side effects of this medicine includes drooling, constipation, slurred speech, fever, and cough. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to consult the doctor if you notice blisters on skin or inside your mouth.

Side effects of Aedon Tablet

Common
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Drooling
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Breathing problems

How to use Aedon Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. AEDON 5 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aedon Tablet works

AEDON 5 MG TABLET is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
AEDON 5 MG TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AEDON 5 MG TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
AEDON 5 MG TABLET is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Short-term use is not expected to cause any adverse effects in the breastfed baby, especially if the baby is older than 2 months. During long-term use, monitor for possible sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
AEDON 5 MG TABLET may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel sleepy or have concentration or memory problems after taking AEDON 5 MG TABLET and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
AEDON 5 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of AEDON 5 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of AEDON 5 MG TABLET in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
AEDON 5 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AEDON 5 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of AEDON 5 MG TABLET in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice sores or blisters on your skin, lips, or inside your mouth.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Aedon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
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Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
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Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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As per doctor opinion I am a bipolar patient now I regular take 1 divas od750 since last 3 year and I am ok before this I severe from epilepsy and unwanted repetitive thoughts now I want to stop my tablet.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
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Recita forte contains clonazepam Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without the fear of public places (agoraphobia).
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FAQs

Q. Is Aedon habit forming?

Yes, Aedon can be habit forming if used for a long time. The risk of dependence increases with dose and duration of treatment; it is also greater in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Therefore, the duration of treatment is generally as short as possible.

Q. Can Aedon make me sleepy?

Yes, Aedon can make you sleepy. It usually begins within the first month of treatment and may diminish with continued treatment.

Q. How long does Aedon take to work?

Aedon is a fast-acting medicine, which means that it quickly gets absorbed from the bloodstream. Aedon reaches its highest blood levels within half an hour to 4 hours after the dose is taken.

Q. Is Aedon the same as clonazepam?

No, Aedon and clonazepam are not the same medicines but belong to the same class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.

Q. How long does Aedon withdrawal last?

Withdrawal syndrome may develop at any time up to 3 weeks after stopping Aedon. Withdrawal signs may last anywhere from 4 weeks to a year or more.

Q. Can I stop taking Aedon?

No, do not stop taking Aedon even if you are feeling well, unless your doctor tells you to. Suddenly stopping Aedon may cause unwanted effects known as withdrawal symptoms. To prevent this, the dose of clobazam needs to be reduced gradually before completely stopping it. Therefore, it is important that you consult your doctor first.

Q. What if more than the recommended dose of Aedon is taken?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Aedon can affect in different ways, and the patient should seek immediate medical help. In mild cases, it may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, mental confusion, and tiredness. Whereas, in more serious cases, the symptoms may include the complete loss of control of bodily movements, decreased muscle tone, low blood pressure, respiratory depression, coma in rare cases, and death in very rare cases.

Q. Can Aedon tablets be crushed? Should I take Aedon before or after meals?

Aedon tablets can be taken whole, broken in half along the score, or crushed and mixed in applesauce. Aedon can be taken with or without food.

Q. Can using Aedon cause a decrease in the blood pressure?

Generally, the use of Aedon does not cause a decrease in the blood pressure, but taking more than the recommended doses of Aedon may cause a fall in the blood pressure

Q. Can Aedon make me tired?

Aedon may cause tiredness along with muscle weakness. In case you experience tiredness or if tiredness persists for a long time, then you should consult your doctor.

Q. Does Aedon cause depression?

No, Aedon dose not cause depression, but it can cause recurrence of pre-existing depression.

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