Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Uses of Klonaz Tablet MD

Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Klonaz Tablet MD side effects

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

How to use Klonaz 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. Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Klonaz Tablet MD works

Klonaz 0.25 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.

Klonaz Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Klonaz 0.25 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
Klonaz 0.25 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
Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Klonaz Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Klonaz 0.25 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.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Klonaz 0.25 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 Klonaz 0.25 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 Klonaz 0.25 mg Tablet MD is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Klonaz 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 Klonaz

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I have gone through worst phase of my life. I have been deeply torture by my friends and my condition. Because of it I was unable to achieve my dream. I hve lost focused in study. I am now depressedSir now a days I am taking treatment by a doctor. daily I m takingNewven od 50 mg, Klonaz md 0.5 , opiprime 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Depression is a persistent state of sadness that is the result of interaction between one's inner biological and psychological state and gets triggered of with environmental stressors. Reactive depression is in response to a situation like loss, sickness, trauma etc. Endogenous depression occurs without any noticeable environmental stressors. Psychological symptoms include lack of interest, negative thinking, irritability, frustration, feeling demotivated etc. Somatic symptoms like fatigue/ weakness/ lack of sleep/ lack of appetite and other physical symptoms are common. Anxiety is common. In severe cases one may feel helpless and hopeless enough to wish for death or attempt suicide. Treatment includes physical and psychiatric work up following which medicines can be prescribed. In milder cases, psychotherapy or counselling is recommended. If there is no response to a certain dose of medicines, it can be further increased to find a suitable combination that works for you.
my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Klonaz while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Klonaz is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Klonaz?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Klonaz?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Klonaz) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Klonaz?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Klonaz?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Klonaz affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Klonaz does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Klonaz a narcotic?
No. Klonaz is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Klonaz muscle relaxant?
Klonaz 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 Klonaz?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Klonaz.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Klonaz?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Klonaz.
Q. Can I take Klonaz 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 Klonaz cause euphoria?
No. Klonaz does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Klonaz get you high?
Klonaz does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Klonaz be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Klonaz is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Klonaz cause rash?
Klonaz is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Klonaz the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Klonaz is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Klonaz?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Klonaz is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Klonaz 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, Klonaz or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Klonaz as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Klonaz needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Klonaz 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 Klonaz 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 Klonaz 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, Klonaz or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Klonaz along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Klonaz. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Klonaz or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Klonaz with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Klonaz 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 Klonaz expire?
The expiry date of Klonaz is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Klonaz affect the brain?
Klonaz 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 Klonaz along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Klonaz.
Q. What is the difference between Klonaz and zopiclone?
Klonaz 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 Klonaz and olanzapine?
Klonaz is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Klonaz cause low blood pressure?
Klonaz is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Klonaz for sciatica?
No. Klonaz is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Klonaz?
Klonaz is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Klonaz is effective
Q. Can I use Klonaz for nausea?
No. Klonaz is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Klonaz for a headache?
No. Klonaz is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Klonaz for vertigo?
No. Klonaz 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 Klonaz?
Yes. Though Klonaz is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Klonaz is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Klonaz for depression?
No. Klonaz 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 Klonaz in pain management?
No. Klonaz 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 Klonaz in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Klonaz?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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