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Clopam 1gm Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Clopam 1gm Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of poisoning caused by pesticides and chemicals that contain organophosphates. It is used in the cases where respiratory depression occurs as a result of muscle weakness due to poisoning.

Clopam 1gm Injection is administered in a medical emergency situation thus aim should be to seek treatment of poisoning without waiting for the results of laboratory tests. This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Moreover, it is important to consult your doctor if you have abnormal heartbeat, difficulty or trouble with breathing, increased muscle weakness, or severe tiredness after receiving this medicine.

There can be some side effects like nausea, muscle weakness, headache, double vision, and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you will better. This medicine may also increase your blood pressure, so it is better to consult your doctor if it bothers you.

Uses of Clopam Injection

  • Organophosphate poisoning

Side effects of Clopam Injection

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 Clopam

  • Accomodation disorder
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with High blood pressure
    You can reduce your blood pressure by eating less salt, eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, being more active and losing weight. You could also reduce your caffeine intake (found in tea, coffee and cola drinks). Also, if you smoke, seek advice about quitting. High blood pressure can be treated with a range of different medicines. You should ask your doctor whether you need medication. Keep in touch with your doctor and get your blood pressure checked regularly.
  • Coping with Increased heart rate
    Breathe in slowly through your nostrils and then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat this until you feel calm. Try sitting cross-legged and drink plenty of water. Splash cold water or apply a cold towel or ice pack on your face for 20-30 seconds. It is important to make sure that you are not taking more than the prescribed dose. As a preventive measure, you should limit the amount of alcohol you drink and give up smoking. Also, cut down the amount of coffee, tea or cola you drink. In general, being physically active and eating a healthy well-balanced diet is good advice for any heart condition. If the condition does not improve, consult your doctor as they may need to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Muscle weakness
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Clopam Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Clopam Injection works

Clopam 1gm Injection reactivates the enzymes blocked by many pesticides (organophosphates). It is an antidote used in the poisoning of these pesticides.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Clopam 1gm Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clopam 1gm Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Clopam 1gm Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Clopam 1gm Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clopam 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clopam 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Clopam 1gm Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Clopam Injection?

If you miss a dose of Clopam 1gm Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Clopam 1gm Injection is given as an injection into veins, muscles or under the skin by a doctor only.
  • Your doctor will monitor you closely for a period of 72 hours after giving the medicine.
  • Your doctor will closely monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate and oxygen level during the treatment.
  • It may cause temporary blurring of your vision. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-Methylpyridinium Compounds
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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He is having a Nimoniya doctor giving him Intapime 1gm daily 3 injection from last 5 days what should i do please suggest me
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
It is not possible for me to confirm that your child has pneumonia or not. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child.
Food poisoning related problem
Shikha Mishra
Dietetics/Nutrition
Consult doctor for this
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FAQs

Q. How does Clopam work?

Clopam works by reactivating the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which has been inactivated by pesticides or certain drugs, and breaks down the excess acetylcholine resulting from poisoning. Thus, it helps in reversing muscle weakness or respiratory depression caused by poisoning or drug over dosing.

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