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Cloba 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Cloba Tablet

Cloba 10 Tablet is a type of anti-epileptic medicine. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy and severe anxiety. This medicine should be taken strictly as advised by your doctor.

Cloba Tablet side effects

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

How to use Cloba 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. Cloba 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cloba Tablet works

Cloba 10 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.

Cloba Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Cloba 10 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cloba 10 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Cloba 10 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to 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
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel sleepy or have concentration or memory problems after taking Cloba 10 Tablet and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cloba 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cloba 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Cloba 10 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Cloba 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cloba 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of Cloba 10 Tablet in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Cloba with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cloba

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I had been on sodium valporate for 4years or more when other changed my medicine. I was normal weight but hav reached 104 kgs aftr eating this medicine. Now I m having 2g Lavera in a day,cloba 10mg,lacoset 10 n 20mg a day. I am doin gym but no signs of losing weight,can I take whey protien n fat burners?I have migrain n slight epilepsy which only comes in eeg
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Discuss wid neurologist n try to reduce dose of valproate
Dear sir, My sister is suffering some brain problem like epilepsy or other but doctors are not able to find during MRI. She falls at sudden(due to fits) having no consciousness and after that see remember nothing about it. Currently we are taking medicine from a doctor , whenever she stoped taking medicine fits occurs after some time of stoping medicine. Right now she is taking Zenoxa 300 MG Tab, Zenoxa 600MG Tab, Levera 500 MG Tab and Cloba MT 5 MG Tab. Kindly reply and suggest should we continue with same medicine and doctor or we should try some where else. please provide help for our sister , if you can suggest a best doctor/specialist or treatment available in india or abroad. It will be out great help , we will be very grateful to you. Thanking you Abhay Kumar
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
some unusual form of fits; continue treatment
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FAQs

Q. Is Cloba habit forming?

Yes, Cloba 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 Cloba make me sleepy?

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

Q. How long does Cloba take to work?

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

Q. Is Cloba the same as clonazepam?

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

Q. How long does Cloba withdrawal last?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Cloba?

No, do not stop taking Cloba even if you are feeling well, unless your doctor tells you to. Suddenly stopping Cloba 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 Cloba is taken?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Cloba 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 Cloba tablets be crushed? Should I take Cloba before or after meals?

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

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

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

Q. Can Cloba make me tired?

Cloba 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 Cloba cause depression?

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

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