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Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Klonaz Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Coordination impaired

How to use Klonaz 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. Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Klonaz Tablet works

Klonaz 0.5 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.

Klonaz Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Klonaz 0.5 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
SAFE
Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Klonaz 0.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Klonaz Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Klonaz 0.5 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

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Klonaz a sleeping pill?

Klonaz is not used as a sleeping pill, as it may cause difficulty in sleeping.

Q. Can Klonaz be taken for longer term?

You need to take Klonaz as long as doctor has advised you. Suddenly stopping it or changing the dose may cause seizures to recur. Long-term use may make you dependent on it so consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. On stopping Klonaz what kind of withdrawal symptoms occur?

The common symptoms seen after stopping Klonaz abruptly or reducing the dose too quickly include difficulty in sleeping, changes in mood, and increased sweating. It can also result in muscle pain, headache, shaking (tremor) or feeling restless, feeling very anxious, tense, confused, and irritable or agitated.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Q. Does Klonaz cause weight gain?

Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Klonaz. However, these are uncommon side effects of Klonaz. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. Can Klonaz affect my memory?

Though memory does not get affected in everyone but in some cases the use of Klonaz has shown memory-related problems. The patient may complain of partial or complete inability to recall the recent past.

Q. Can Klonaz be harmful if more than the recommended doses are used?

If more than the recommended doses of Klonaz are taken, it can cause sleepiness, changes in speech, abnormalities in eye movements, and confusion. Coma may also occur but lasts only for few hours. Usually overdose of Klonaz is not life threatening.

Q. Can I take Klonaz and zolpidem together?

The combination of Klonaz and zolpidem should be avoided as it may have increased chances of side effects. If both are to be used then dose of Klonaz should be reduced, to prevent side effects.

Q. Can Klonaz and quetiapine be taken together?

If both Klonaz and quetiapine are used together the side effects may increase. The side effects which may appear are drowsiness, confusion, weakness, breathing trouble, and ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements).

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