Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD


Overview

Uses of Lonafest Tablet MD

Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Lonafest Tablet MD side effects

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

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. Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lonafest Tablet MD works

Lonafest 1 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.

Lonafest Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lonafest 1 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
Lonafest 1 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
Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Lonafest Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Lonafest 1 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 Lonafest 1 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 Lonafest 1 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 Lonafest 1 mg Tablet MD is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lonafest 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 Lonafest

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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.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://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 Lonafest while taking a dietary supplement?
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.
Q. Can Lonafest affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Lonafest does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Lonafest a narcotic?
No. Lonafest is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Lonafest muscle relaxant?
Lonafest 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 Lonafest?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Lonafest.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Lonafest?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Lonafest.
Q. Can I take Lonafest 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 Lonafest cause euphoria?
No. Lonafest does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Lonafest get you high?
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
Q. Can Lonafest cause rash?
Lonafest is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Lonafest the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
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.
Q. Can I take Lonafest 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 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.
Q. When does Lonafest expire?
The expiry date of Lonafest is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Lonafest affect the brain?
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.
Q. Can Lonafest cause low blood pressure?
Lonafest is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Lonafest for sciatica?
No. Lonafest is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Lonafest?
Lonafest is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Lonafest is effective
Q. Can I use Lonafest for nausea?
No. Lonafest is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Lonafest for a headache?
No. Lonafest is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Lonafest for vertigo?
No. Lonafest 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 Lonafest?
Yes. Though Lonafest is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Lonafest is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Lonafest for depression?
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.
Q. Can I use Lonafest in pain management?
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.
Q. What is the good time to take Lonafest?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th Aug 2017.
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