Lonazep 1mg Injection

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Introduction

Lonazep 1mg Injection belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. It is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorder and epilepsy (seizures). It works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Lonazep 1mg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. However, take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. It has a high potential of habit forming, so the dosage should be strictly adhered to. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it 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 cause nausea and anxiety. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time then regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, depression, impaired coordination, and altered walking. 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. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Uses of Lonazep Injection

Benefits of Lonazep Injection

In Treatment of Anxiety disorder

Lonazep 1mg Injection stops your brain from releasing the chemicals that make you feel anxious so it can reduce the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable and sleep problems that often come with Anxiety Disorder. It will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive.

In Treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures

Lonazep 1mg Injection slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures.

Side effects of Lonazep Injection

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 Lonazep

  • Altered walking
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Impaired coordination

How to use Lonazep Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Lonazep Injection works

Lonazep 1mg Injection 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
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lonazep 1mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lonazep 1mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lonazep 1mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lonazep 1mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
(oral route) Cannot find reference for injection.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lonazep 1mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lonazep 1mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lonazep 1mg Injection can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lonazep 1mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lonazep 1mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Lonazep Injection?

If you miss a dose of Lonazep 1mg Injection, 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.

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 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Benzodiazepines

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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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Can I take Feliz s 10 & Lonazep .25 mg at night for anxiety disorder & lack of sleep
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Psychiatric evaluation is based on history, clinical symptoms, personality factors, ongoing psychosocial stressors and frequency and severity of symptoms. It requires direct interaction with the patient on a regular basis. Once diagnosed, a management plan is formed based on intensity and frequency of symptoms and associated biological and psycho social factors. A complete solution to ones problems in a single question is thus not possible. I suggest you to visit a psychiatrist in your vicinity for clinical evaluation.
Lonazep md 0.25 is not available what to do
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Try plain lonazep or use another brand
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FAQs

Q. Is Lonazep 1mg Injection a sleeping pill?

Lonazep 1mg Injection belongs to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines and is used to treat anxiety, stop seizures (fits) or relax tense muscles. This can also help relieve difficulty sleeping (insomnia), and is usually prescribed for a short period of time, if used to treat sleeping problems. You should take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Does Lonazep 1mg Injection cause sleepiness? If yes, then should I stop driving while taking Lonazep 1mg Injection?

Yes, Lonazep 1mg Injection causes drowsiness very commonly. It also causes forgetfulness and affects muscular function which may adversely affect your ability to drive. Sometimes, drowsiness persists even on the following day. So, in case Lonazep 1mg Injection makes you sleepy and affects your alertness, you should avoid driving.

Q. For how long should I take Lonazep 1mg Injection?

The duration of treatment with Lonazep 1mg Injection is mainly as short as possible. Your doctor will evaluate you after 4 weeks of treatment in order to assess the need for continuation of treatment, especially if you do not have any symptoms. Before taking you off this medicine, your doctor may gradually decrease your dose to prevent any withdrawal side effects. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Q. Is it safe to take Lonazep 1mg Injection and alcohol together?

No, it is not at all recommended to take alcohol with Lonazep 1mg Injection since it can cause breathing problems, sleepiness and heart problems. Taking Lonazep 1mg Injection with alcohol may make you sleepy and your breathing may become so shallow that you may not wake up. This may even lead to death.

Q. Is Lonazep 1mg Injection addictive?

People taking Lonazep 1mg Injection in high doses or for a long term may become addicted to it. Also, people with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse are more likely to become addicted to Lonazep 1mg Injection. Therefore, Lonazep 1mg Injection should be taken for the shortest possible time and in the lowest effective dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Lonazep 1mg Injection if I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking Lonazep 1mg Injection suddenly as you may experience withdrawal effects like depression, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, irritability, sweating, upset stomach or diarrhea. Stopping it suddenly may even bring back the symptoms and make them harder to treat. You may also experience mood changes, anxiety, restlessness and changes in sleep patterns. These effects may occur even after taking low doses for a short period of time.

Q. Are there any foods we need to avoid while taking Lonazep 1mg Injection?

Yes, you should avoid taking foods containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolates etc., while taking Lonazep 1mg Injection. This is because caffeine stimulates your brain and Lonazep 1mg Injection calms the brain. So, taking too much caffeine can affect the calming ability of this medicine and worsen your condition. Also, you should avoid taking alcohol while on treatment with Lonazep 1mg Injection. Alcohol can cause excessive sleepiness and make you more drowsy and inattentive. Talk to your doctor if you have any other doubts regarding your diet while taking Lonazep 1mg Injection.

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References

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Country of Origin: India

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