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CLOAM 0.5MG TABLET

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Composition for CLOAM

Clobazam(0.5 mg)

food interaction for CLOAM

alcohol interaction for CLOAM

pregnancy interaction for CLOAM

lactation interaction for CLOAM

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cloam 0.5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Cloam 0.5mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Cloam 0.5mg 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 CLOAM

Clobazam(0.5 mg)

Uses

Cloam 0.5mg tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

How it works

Cloam 0.5mg 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 CLOAM

Clobazam may be habit forming. Keep the medication in a place where others/ children cannot get to it. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or perform activities that require alertness while on this drug Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration. Do not start or continue clobazam:
  • if you are allergic to clobazam, or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • if you are in the first three months of pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding.
  • if you have ever had problems with drugs or alcohol dependence in the past.
  • if you suffer from an illness that causes muscle weakness (called ‘myasthenia gravis’).
  • if you have liver problems or breathing problems or you stop breathing for short periods during sleep (called ‘sleep apnea syndrome’).
  • Brain disease (head injury, brain damage).
Talk with your doctor before taking clobazam:
  • if you have liver or kidney disease.
  • if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behaviour.
  • if you are over 65. 

Frequently asked questions for CLOAM

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 14 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)