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Composition for ALSIUM

Clobazam(NA)

food interaction for ALSIUM

alcohol interaction for ALSIUM

pregnancy interaction for ALSIUM

lactation interaction for ALSIUM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alsium tablet at a fixed time.
Alsium tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Alsium tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALSIUM

Clobazam(NA)

Uses

Alsium tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

How it works

Alsium tablet belongs to class of medications called benzodiazepine. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in speaking, Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Change in appetite, Coordination impaired, Cough, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Shortness of breath, Sore mouth, Sore throat, Urticaria, Vomiting, Constipation, Fever

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Expert advice for ALSIUM

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Clobazam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Clobazam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Clobazam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Clobazam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Clobazam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions for ALSIUM

Clobazam

Q.Is clobazam/ frisium a benzodiazepine or narcotic or a controlled drug or sedative or addictive?
Clobazamis benzodiazepine and controlled drug (addictive), but not a narcotic substance and doesn't cause addiction

Q.Is clobazam FDA approved?
It is approved by FDA

Q.Is clobazamthe same as Valium?
Both of this drugs belongs a to a class called benzodiazepine, but their effects are different

Q.Is clobazam safe?
Clobazam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does clobazam cause weight gain/ make you sleepy or tired?
Clobazam may cause weight gain,make you feel sleepy or dizzy, especially when you first start treatment. Contact your doctor if you develop such symptom

Q.Does clobazam get you high?
Yes. But do not use this medicine without prescription as this medicine has potential for abuse with many side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)