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Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Introduction

Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and severe anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit forming.

If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase seizure frequency.

Some common side effects of this medicine include tiredness, slurred speech, fever, cough, drooling, constipation, and difficulty in passing urine. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to consult the doctor if you notice blisters on the skin or inside your mouth. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Uses of Lobazam Tablet MD

Side effects of Lobazam Tablet MD

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 Lobazam

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Breathing problems
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Drooling
  • Fever
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Sleepiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Tiredness

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 Aggressive behavior
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.
  • Coping with Breathing problems
    Control your breaths by breathing in slowly through your nose and breathing out through your mouth. Sitting on a chair and leaning your chest slightly forward may also help. Increase the flow of air around you by opening windows or using a fan. Try to learn breathing techniques and do regular physical exercise. Wearing loose clothing around your waist and chest may also be helpful. Your breathing will usually return to normal within a few weeks of starting the medicine. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse. Shortness of breath can also be a sign of an ongoing or worsening heart problem.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Cough
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.
  • Coping with Difficulty in urination
    Relax when you try to pee. Don't try to force the flow of urine. If it doesn't happen, try again later. Limit drinks that increase urination such as coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages. Continue to drink plenty of water each day. Gentle massage and hot compression on your lower abdomen can help relax your muscles and may improve your urine flow. Doing exercises that strengthen the bladder muscles such as pelvic exercise will be of help. Distract your attention by thinking about something else. Avoid alcohol and smoking because both can aggravate the condition. Talk to your doctor urgently if you can not pee at all.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    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 Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.

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

How Lobazam Tablet MD works

Lobazam 0.25mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Short-term use is not expected to cause any adverse effects in the breastfed baby, especially if the baby is older than 2 months. During long-term use, monitor for possible sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel sleepy or have concentration or memory problems after taking Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on use of Lobazam 0.25mg Tablet MD in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • 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 notice sores or blisters on your skin, lips, or inside your mouth.
  • 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

Taking Lobazam with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Bilateral mild hippocampal atrophy with mid sclerosis,is this curable?what are the effects of this she's having epilepsy,taking EPILIVE 250,3 for a day,LOBAZAM 5mg for a day.earlier she was taking LOBAZAM MD 5mg.please let me know whether she can have a normal life?or she has to be under parental care ?if so for how long?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
depends of frequency of seizures
i an suffering from epilepsy. and i want to travel by air today and i consult doctor for this . he told me to have lobazam 10 mg tab half n hour before boarding flight. i am already having zen retard daily . please tell me whether should i take lobazam tab or not. as i hav read side effect of this on net.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
tale it at least 4 hours before flight
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FAQs

Q. Is Lobazam habit forming?

Yes, Lobazam can be habit forming if used for a long time. The risk of dependence increases with dose and duration of treatment; it is also greater in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Therefore, the duration of treatment is generally as short as possible.

Q. Can Lobazam make me sleepy?

Yes, Lobazam can make you sleepy. It usually begins within the first month of treatment and may diminish with continued treatment.

Q. How long does Lobazam take to work?

Lobazam is a fast-acting medicine, which means that it quickly gets absorbed from the bloodstream. Lobazam reaches its highest blood levels within half an hour to 4 hours after the dose is taken.

Q. Is Lobazam the same as clonazepam?

No, Lobazam and clonazepam are not the same medicines but belong to the same class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.

Q. How long does Lobazam withdrawal last?

Withdrawal syndrome may develop at any time up to 3 weeks after stopping Lobazam. Withdrawal signs may last anywhere from 4 weeks to a year or more.

Q. Can I stop taking Lobazam?

No, do not stop taking Lobazam even if you are feeling well, unless your doctor tells you to. Suddenly stopping Lobazam may cause unwanted effects known as withdrawal symptoms. To prevent this, the dose of clobazam needs to be reduced gradually before completely stopping it. Therefore, it is important that you consult your doctor first.

Q. What if more than the recommended dose of Lobazam is taken?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Lobazam can affect in different ways, and the patient should seek immediate medical help. In mild cases, it may cause symptoms such as drowsiness, mental confusion, and tiredness. Whereas, in more serious cases, the symptoms may include the complete loss of control of bodily movements, decreased muscle tone, low blood pressure, respiratory depression, coma in rare cases, and death in very rare cases.

Q. Can Lobazam tablets be crushed? Should I take Lobazam before or after meals?

Lobazam tablets can be taken whole, broken in half along the score, or crushed and mixed in applesauce. Lobazam can be taken with or without food.

Q. Can using Lobazam cause a decrease in the blood pressure?

Generally, the use of Lobazam does not cause a decrease in the blood pressure, but taking more than the recommended doses of Lobazam may cause a fall in the blood pressure

Q. Can Lobazam make me tired?

Lobazam may cause tiredness along with muscle weakness. In case you experience tiredness or if tiredness persists for a long time, then you should consult your doctor.

Q. Does Lobazam cause depression?

No, Lobazam dose not cause depression, but it can cause recurrence of pre-existing depression.

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