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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Clonam ir 2mg tablet at a fixed time.
Clonam ir 2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Clonam ir 2mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Clonam ir 2mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR CLONAM IR

    Clonazepam(2 mg)

    Uses

    Clonam ir 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal

    How it works

    Clonam ir 2mg tablet works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects

    Sleepiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory impairment, Irritability, Headache, Dry mouth, Depression, Constipation

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    Expert advice FOR CLONAM IR

    • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
       
    • Clonazepam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
    • Do not discontinue the use of Clonazepam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
    • Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Clonazepam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

    Frequently asked questions FOR CLONAM IR

    Clonazepam

    Q.

    Is clonazepam stronger than lorazepam?
    Clonazepam and lorazepam belong to the same category of medicines called benzodiazepines. 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) while lorazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding the use of these drugs

    Q.

    What is clonazepam used for?
    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)

    Q.

    Is clonazepam safe?
    Clonazepam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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    Q.

    Is clonazepam an opiate?
    No, clonazepam is not an opiate, it's a benzodiazepine.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with amoxicillin?
    No interactions have been reported between clonazepam and amoxicillin. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor if you are taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam cause hair loss?
    Clonazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines and these have been seen to cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience excessive hair fall while taking clonazepam.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam lower blood pressure?
    Yes, clonazepam can lower blood pressure, as a side effect. Clonazepam has been reported to cause postural hypotension which means that a person's blood pressure falls when suddenly standing up from a lying or sitting position.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam help you sleep?
    Clonazepam can make you feel sleepy. However, clonazepam is not used for sleep. Please consult your doctor in case you have any difficulty to sleep.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam cause weight gain?
    No, there are no reports of clonazepam causing weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking clonazepam.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam lower heart rate?
    Lowering of heart rate has not been reported with clonazepam. Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem while taking clonazepam.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam expire?
    Yes, clonazepam does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam get you high?
    No, clonazepam does not get you high.

    Q.

    Can I take melatonin while taking clonazepam?
    Both clonazepam and melatonin have been seen to cause sedation (make you feel sleepy). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Does clonazepam cause dementia?
    No, clonazepam has not been reported to cause dementia. However, please consult your doctor in case you have any symptoms related to dementia,

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with zolpidem?
    Clonazepam and zolpidem can increase each other's effects. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with alprazolam?
    Clonazepam and alprazolam both belong to the same class of medicines and both can increase sedation (make you feel sleepy) and this may affect your daily life activities like driving or working with a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with oxycodone?
    Clonazepam and oxycodone both increase sedation (make you feel sleepy) and this may affect your daily life activities like driving or working with a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with trazodone?
    Clonazepam and trazodone both increase sedation (make you feel sleepy) and this may affect your daily life activities like driving or working with a machine. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with gabapentin?
    Clonazepam can be taken with gabapentin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with alcohol?
    Alcohol in combination with clonazepam may modify the effects of clonazepam and cause side-effects like excessive sleepiness or also decrease the action of clonazepam. Under no circumstances should alcohol be consumed while taking clonazepam. Please consult your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
    Clonazepam decreases levels of paracetamol (acetaminophen) by increasing metabolism. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with oxycodone?
    Clonazepam and oxycodone both make you feel sleepy. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as it may affect your ability to drive or operate a machine or other daily life activities.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with sertraline?
    Clonazepam can be taken with sertraline. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with escitalopram?
    Clonazepam can be taken with escitalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam safe?
    Yes, clonazepam is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam antidepressant?
    No, clonazepam is not an antidepressant. Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines which have anticonvulsive (helps to treat fits or seizures), sedative (makes you feel sleepy), muscle relaxing and anxiolytic (decreases anxiety) effects.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam addictive?
    Clonazepam can cause physical and psychological dependence. Please consult your doctor to know differences between dependence and addiction. Addiction-prone individuals (such as drug addicts or alcoholics) should be under careful surveillance when receiving clonazepam because of the predisposition of such patients to habituation and dependence.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam a sedative?
    Clonazepam is not primarily used as a sedative (for inducing sleep). However, it may have sedation (makes you feel sleepy) properties.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam a sleeping pill?
    No, clonazepam is not a sleeping pill. However, it may make you feel sleepy. Please talk to your doctor about your sleep related problems if any.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam a narcotic?
    Clonazepam is not a narcotic substance. Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs known as 'benzodiazepines' which have anticonvulsive, sedative, muscle relaxing and anxiolytic effects.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam safe in pregnancy?
    Clonazepam is not safe to use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the fetus (unborn child). Please consult your doctor if you are planning for pregnancy while taking clonazepam or you get pregnant while taking clonazepam.

    Q.

    Is clonazepam banned in India?
    No, clonazepam is not banned in India. However, it is available only when prescription by a doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam for anxiety?
    Clonazepam is not recommended for treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor for the management of your anxiety.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam for life?
    Clonazepam should be taken for the duration as prescribed by your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam with amphetamine?
    Clonazepam can be taken with amphetamine as not interactions have been reported when the two medicines are taken together. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines at the same time.

    Q.

    How long can I take clonazepam for?
    The prescribed duration of clonazepam varies depending on the condition or disease fo which this is given. Please take clonazepam for a duration as prescribed by your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take clonazepam for pain?
    Clonazepam is not recommended for the management of pain. Please consult your doctor.

    Q.

    What can I take for clonazepam withdrawal?
    Clonazepam should not be stopped at once. Always decrease the dose of clonazepam slowly and only when advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor if you experience clonazepam withdrawal.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)