Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD

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Composition for Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety, Alcohol withdrawal, Epilepsy
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lonafest Tablet MD

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Uses of Lonafest Tablet MD

Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy.
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Side effects of Lonafest Tablet MD

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Sleepiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory impairment, Irritability, Headache, Dry mouth, Depression, Constipation.

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How to use Lonafest 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD at a fixed time.

How Lonafest Tablet MD works

Lonafest 0.5mg tablet md is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Lonafest Tablet MD

Expert advice for Lonafest Tablet MD

  • If you are taking Lonafest 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 Lonafest, 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 Lonafest is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lonafest 0.5mg 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.
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Lactation
Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in pati
ents with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Encorate Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Clonazepam, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lonafest 0.5mg Tablet MD

Frequently asked questions for Clonazepam

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