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Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Uses of Clozepam Tablet MD

Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Clozepam Tablet MD side effects

Common
  • Memory impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Clozepam Tablet MD

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not handle the tablets with wet hands. Put it in your mouth but do not swallow it. Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Clozepam Tablet MD works

Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD 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.

Clozepam Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD 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.
Lactation
Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Clozepam Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Clozepam 0.5 mg Tablet MD is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Clozepam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stoin
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Brand(s): Imirise
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Brand(s): Norma
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Brand(s): R Zep
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Brand(s): Valkid
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Brand(s): Altole, Pandosun
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Clozepam

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Sir, my doctor had prescribed me pexti cr 12 .5 for my anxiety disorder. I had taken this medicine for 4 months and now my stopped this medication. After stopping it i feel moderately nauseated. My question is how long it will take to feel normal again?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
another month, take Ondem 4mg once daily in mornig
I m suffering from anxiety ,, prescribed me setarline 100 mg ( daxid) how long I can take this medicine ,, can I use it's low cost substitute ,, plz suggest
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Maintenance phase after first episode of anxiety disorder lasts for 6 months,medicines are then gradually tapered off. Other substitutes are available but if you are better with it, it's better to continue because other antidepressant may or may not work adequately.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Clozepam while taking a dietary supplement?

It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Clozepam is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.

Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Clozepam?

Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.

Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Clozepam?

Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Clozepam) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.

Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Clozepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Clozepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can Clozepam affect my sex drive?

There are few reports but it is not so common. Clozepam does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.

Q. Is Clozepam a narcotic?

No. Clozepam is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Is Clozepam muscle relaxant?

Clozepam is approved for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. Some research studies have shown it has got muscle relaxant properties.

Q. Can I take vitamin B along with Clozepam?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Clozepam.

Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Clozepam?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Clozepam.

Q. Can I take Clozepam while I am on hepatitis C treatment?

The treatment of hepatitis C includes many drugs and the side effects depends on which drug you are prescribed.

Q. Can Clozepam cause euphoria?

No. Clozepam does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.

Q. Can Clozepam get you high?

Clozepam does not make you feel high.

Q. Can Clozepam be replaced with paroxetine?

No. both are different medication. Clozepam is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication

Q. Can Clozepam cause rash?

Clozepam is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.

Q. Is Clozepam the best choice for restless legs syndrome?

There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Clozepam is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.

Q. How is bupropion different than Clozepam?

Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Clozepam is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.

Q. Can I take Clozepam along with zolpidem?

No. You should avoid taking these two medications together. They both induce sleep and taking them together can lead to increased sleepiness, decreased concentration, ataxia and abnormal co-ordination.

Q. Which medication is better, Clozepam or clobazam?

Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Clozepam as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Clozepam needs a dose escalation.

Q. Can I take Clozepam along with fluoxetine?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Can I take Clozepam while I am also taking antibiotics?

It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Can I take Clozepam along with escitalopram?

You should avoid taking these two drugs together as they increase side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.

Q. Which medication is better, Clozepam or nitrazepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can I take Clozepam along with paracetamol?

Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Clozepam. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.

Q. Which is stronger Clozepam or oxazepam?

We could not find any direct studies comparing Clozepam with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.

Q. Which medication is better Clozepam or etizolam?

Etizolam is a short acting drug and its structure is a bit different from the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Both are used in inducing sleep and relieving anxiety however it depends.

Q. When does Clozepam expire?

The expiry date of Clozepam is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. How does Clozepam affect the brain?

Clozepam works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Q. Can I take Clozepam along with coffee?

Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Clozepam.

Q. What is the difference between Clozepam and zopiclone?

Clozepam is an anti-siezure, antianxiety medication. Zopiclone is a sedating drug from different class and it is only used for inducing sleep

Q. What is the difference between Clozepam and olanzapine?

Clozepam is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Q. Can Clozepam cause low blood pressure?

Clozepam is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.

Q. Can I use Clozepam for sciatica?

No. Clozepam is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can tremors be treated with Clozepam?

Clozepam is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Clozepam is effective

Q. Can I use Clozepam for nausea?

No. Clozepam is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Clozepam for a headache?

No. Clozepam is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Clozepam for vertigo?

No. Clozepam is not a medication for vertigo. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication. However, few studies have shown its effectiveness in vertigo.

Q. Can insomnia be treated with Clozepam?

Yes. Though Clozepam is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Clozepam is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Q. Can I use Clozepam for depression?

No. Clozepam is not a medication for depression. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating depression.

Q. Can I use Clozepam in pain management?

No. Clozepam is not a medication for management of pain disorders. It is an antiseizure and antianxiety medication. There are the different class of drugs for treating pain. Few studies have failed to prove the effectiveness of Clozepam in pain management.

Q. What is the good time to take Clozepam?

It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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