Lonazep 0.25 mg Tablet MD


Overview

Uses of Lonazep Tablet MD

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

Lonazep Tablet MD side effects

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

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

How Lonazep Tablet MD works

Lonazep 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.

Lonazep Tablet MD related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Lonazep Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Lonazep 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 Lonazep 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 Lonazep 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 Lonazep 0.25 mg Tablet MD is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lonazep 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 Lonazep

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I am prescribed Lonazep MD 0.5mg twice a day for anxiety. Its causing me depression. Is there any other GABA medication that is not addictive and does not results in depression?
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Benzodiazepines are usually do not cause depressionSerotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors are commonly used in anxiety disorderAs well as depression
Sir, my doctor had prescribed me pexti cr 12 .5 for my anxiety disorder. I had taken this medicine for 4 months and now my stopped this medication. After stopping it i feel moderately nauseated. My question is how long it will take to feel normal again?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
another month, take Ondem 4mg once daily in mornig
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Lonazep while taking a dietary supplement?

It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Lonazep is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.

Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Lonazep?

Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.

Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Lonazep?

Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Lonazep) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.

Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Lonazep?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Lonazep?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can Lonazep affect my sex drive?

There are few reports but it is not so common. Lonazep does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.

Q. Is Lonazep a narcotic?

No. Lonazep is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Is Lonazep muscle relaxant?

Lonazep 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 Lonazep?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Lonazep.

Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Lonazep?

There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Lonazep.

Q. Can I take Lonazep 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 Lonazep cause euphoria?

No. Lonazep does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.

Q. Can Lonazep get you high?

Lonazep does not make you feel high.

Q. Can Lonazep be replaced with paroxetine?

No. both are different medication. Lonazep is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication

Q. Can Lonazep cause rash?

Lonazep is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.

Q. Is Lonazep the best choice for restless legs syndrome?

There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Lonazep is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.

Q. How is bupropion different than Lonazep?

Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Lonazep is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.

Q. Can I take Lonazep 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, Lonazep or clobazam?

Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Lonazep as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Lonazep needs a dose escalation.

Q. Can I take Lonazep 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 Lonazep 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 Lonazep 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, Lonazep or nitrazepam?

Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.

Q. Can I take Lonazep along with paracetamol?

Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Lonazep. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.

Q. Which is stronger Lonazep or oxazepam?

We could not find any direct studies comparing Lonazep with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.

Q. Which medication is better Lonazep 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 Lonazep expire?

The expiry date of Lonazep is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.

Q. How does Lonazep affect the brain?

Lonazep 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 Lonazep along with coffee?

Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Lonazep.

Q. What is the difference between Lonazep and zopiclone?

Lonazep 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 Lonazep and olanzapine?

Lonazep is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.

Q. Can Lonazep cause low blood pressure?

Lonazep is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.

Q. Can I use Lonazep for sciatica?

No. Lonazep is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can tremors be treated with Lonazep?

Lonazep is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Lonazep is effective

Q. Can I use Lonazep for nausea?

No. Lonazep is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Lonazep for a headache?

No. Lonazep is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.

Q. Can I use Lonazep for vertigo?

No. Lonazep 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 Lonazep?

Yes. Though Lonazep is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Lonazep is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Q. Can I use Lonazep for depression?

No. Lonazep 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 Lonazep in pain management?

No. Lonazep 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 Lonazep in pain management.

Q. What is the good time to take Lonazep?

It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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