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Lonazep 1mg Injection

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Overview

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 alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.

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

Side effects of Lonazep Injection

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

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 Depression
    It is important to talk to your doctor if you think you may be depressed. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can recover. Treatment for depression can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, talking therapies (such as counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy) and medicines (antidepressants). There are many things you can do for yourself if your depression is not too severe. Exercise is an extremely effective treatment for depression, so make sure you keep as active as possible. It can really lift your mood. A healthy diet can also make a big difference to your mood (as well as improving your physical health). Mindfulness is a technique that many people find helpful. It may be tempting to smoke or drink alcohol, but both will make things worse in the long run. Try talking to a friend or family member even if you do not feel comfortable doing this. Get into a routine with regular sleep patterns and meals. If you have thoughts of self-harm or suicide, contact your doctor immediately.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    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 Impaired coordination
    If you feel unsteady, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Try getting up very slowly from a sitting or lying position. If your condition does not improve, talk with your doctor about changing the dose or trying an alternative medicine.

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.

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
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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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. On stopping Lonazep what kind of withdrawal symptoms occur?

The common symptoms seen after stopping Lonazep abruptly or reducing the dose too quickly include difficulty in sleeping, changes in mood, and increased sweating. It can also result in muscle pain, headache, shaking (tremor) or feeling restless, feeling very anxious, tense, confused, and irritable or agitated.

Q. How can I look for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Keep all follow-up visits with your doctor as scheduled. Call your doctor as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Q. Does Lonazep cause weight gain?

Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Lonazep. However, these are uncommon side effects of Lonazep. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.

Q. Can Lonazep affect my memory?

Though memory does not get affected in everyone but in some cases the use of Lonazep has shown memory-related problems. The patient may complain of partial or complete inability to recall the recent past.

Q. Can Lonazep be harmful if more than the recommended doses are used?

If more than the recommended doses of Lonazep are taken, it can cause sleepiness, changes in speech, abnormalities in eye movements, and confusion. Coma may also occur but lasts only for few hours. Usually overdose of Lonazep is not life threatening.

Q. Can I take Lonazep and zolpidem together?

The combination of Lonazep and zolpidem should be avoided as it may have increased chances of side effects. If both are to be used then dose of Lonazep should be reduced, to prevent side effects.

Q. Can Lonazep and quetiapine be taken together?

If both Lonazep and quetiapine are used together the side effects may increase. The side effects which may appear are drowsiness, confusion, weakness, breathing trouble, and ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements).

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