Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT

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Introduction

Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and anxiety disorder. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food. However, take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should not stop this medicine suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency and can cause nausea, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, depression and impaired coordination. It may also 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 inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or depression as this medicine may cause suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Clonotril Tablet DT

Benefits of Clonotril Tablet DT

In Treatment of Anxiety disorder

Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT stops your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety Disorder. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.

In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well, until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Clonotril Tablet DT

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Clonotril

  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired coordination

How to use Clonotril Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Clonotril Tablet DT works

Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT 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
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Clonotril Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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 experience worsen anxiety, depression angry, or violent behavior and mania while taking this medicine.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Benzodiazepines

Interaction with drugs

Taking Clonotril 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
SERIOUS
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Patient concerns

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Pullpation and sleeping disorder Palpitation or sleeping disorder and the night time when I goes for toilet my heartbeat is fast after that its normal. and I am taking ventab plus, novastat 5mg, CLONOTRIL 0.25mg Sir please suggest me what I do
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurology
Add inderal LA20 once a day
Not getting sleep high anger thinking more Taking clonotril. 5mg and Necsitofort
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Based in your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. Is Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT a sleeping pill?

Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT belongs to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and is used to treat anxiety, stop seizures (fits) or relax tense muscles. This can also help relieve difficulty sleeping (insomnia), and is usually prescribed for a short period of time, if used to treat sleeping problems. You should take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Does Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT cause sleepiness? If yes, then should I stop driving while taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT?

Yes, Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT causes drowsiness very commonly. It also causes forgetfulness and affects muscular function which may adversely affect your ability to drive. Sometimes, drowsiness persists even on the following day. So, in case Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT makes you sleepy and affects your alertness, you should avoid driving.

Q. For how long should I take Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT?

The duration of treatment with Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT is mainly as short as possible. Your doctor will evaluate you after 4 weeks of treatment in order to assess the need for continuation of treatment, especially if you do not have any symptoms. Before taking you off this medicine, your doctor may gradually decrease your dose to prevent any withdrawal side effects. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Q. Is it safe to take Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT and alcohol together?

No, it is not at all recommended to take alcohol with Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT since it can cause breathing problems, sleepiness and heart problems. Taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT with alcohol may make you sleepy and your breathing may become so shallow that you may not wake up. This may even lead to death.

Q. Is Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT addictive?

People taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT in high doses or for a long term may become addicted to it. Also, people with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse are more likely to become addicted to Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT. Therefore, Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT should be taken for the shortest possible time and in the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT if I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT suddenly as you may experience withdrawal effects like depression, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, irritability, sweating, upset stomach or diarrhea. Stopping it suddenly may even bring back the symptoms and make them harder to treat. You may also experience mood changes, anxiety, restlessness and changes in sleep patterns. These effects may occur even after taking low doses for a short period of time.

Q. Are there any foods we need to avoid while taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT?

Yes, you should avoid taking foods containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolates etc., while taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT. This is because caffeine stimulates your brain and Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT calms the brain. So, taking too much caffeine can affect the calming ability of this medicine and worsen your condition. Also, you should avoid taking alcohol while on treatment with Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT. Alcohol can cause excessive sleepiness and make you more drowsy and inattentive. Talk to your doctor if you have any other doubts regarding your diet while taking Clonotril 0.25mg Tablet DT.

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