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Clozet 2 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of CLOZET Tablet

Clozet 2 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

CLOZET Tablet side effects

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

How to use CLOZET 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. Clozet 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How CLOZET Tablet works

Clozet 2 mg 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.

CLOZET Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Clozet 2 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Clozet 2 mg 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.
Lactation
Clozet 2 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Clozet 2 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Clozet 2 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Clozet 2 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Clozet 2 mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Clozet 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clozet 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of CLOZET Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Clozet 2 mg Tablet, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Clozet 2 mg Tablet 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 Clozet 2 mg Tablet, 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 Clozet 2 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking CLOZET 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 CLOZET

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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 CLOZET while taking a dietary supplement?

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

Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or CLOZET?

Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.

Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and CLOZET?

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

Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or CLOZET?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or CLOZET?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can CLOZET affect my sex drive?

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

Q. Is CLOZET a narcotic?

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

Q. Is CLOZET muscle relaxant?

CLOZET 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 CLOZET?

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

Q. Can I take vitamin C along with CLOZET?

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

Q. Can I take CLOZET 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 CLOZET cause euphoria?

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

Q. Can CLOZET get you high?

CLOZET does not make you feel high.

Q. Can CLOZET be replaced with paroxetine?

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

Q. Can CLOZET cause rash?

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

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

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

Q. How is bupropion different than CLOZET?

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

Q. Can I take CLOZET 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, CLOZET or clobazam?

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

Q. Can I take CLOZET 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 CLOZET 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 CLOZET 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, CLOZET or nitrazepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can I take CLOZET along with paracetamol?

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

Q. Which is stronger CLOZET or oxazepam?

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

Q. Which medication is better CLOZET 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 CLOZET expire?

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

Q. How does CLOZET affect the brain?

CLOZET 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 CLOZET along with coffee?

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

Q. What is the difference between CLOZET and zopiclone?

CLOZET 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 CLOZET and olanzapine?

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

Q. Can CLOZET cause low blood pressure?

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

Q. Can I use CLOZET for sciatica?

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

Q. Can tremors be treated with CLOZET?

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

Q. Can I use CLOZET for nausea?

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

Q. Can I use CLOZET for a headache?

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

Q. Can I use CLOZET for vertigo?

No. CLOZET 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 CLOZET?

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

Q. Can I use CLOZET for depression?

No. CLOZET 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 CLOZET in pain management?

No. CLOZET 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 CLOZET in pain management.

Q. What is the good time to take CLOZET?

It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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