MELOPRAX 0.25MG TABLET

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Mankind Pharma Ltd

Composition for MELOPRAX 0.25MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, epilepsy
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of MELOPRAX TABLET

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Uses of MELOPRAX TABLET

Meloprax 0.25mg tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy.
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Side effects of MELOPRAX TABLET

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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 MELOPRAX TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Meloprax 0.25mg tablet at a fixed time.

How MELOPRAX TABLET works

Meloprax 0.25mg tablet 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 MELOPRAX TABLET

Expert advice for MELOPRAX TABLET

  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Clonazepam is very high. 
  • If you are taking Clonazepam for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Clonazepam, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for MELOPRAX 0.25MG TABLET
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Meloprax 0.25mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Meloprax 0.25mg tablet 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
CAUTION
Meloprax 0.25mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ENCORATE SYRUP, ZATHRIN REDIMIX SUSPENSION, PRATHAM 200MG/5ML REDIUSE SUSPENSION, AZIBIG 200MG SUSPENSION

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 MELOPRAX 0.25MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Clonazepam

Q. Can I take Clonazepam while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Clonazepam is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. What is the Tmax of Clonazepam?
The Tmax (time taken to reach the maximum concentration) of clonazepam is 1-2 hour.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Clonazepam?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Clonazepam?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (clonazepam)in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Clonazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Clonazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Clonazepam affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Clonazepam does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Clonazepam a narcotic?
No. Clonazepam is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Clonazepam muscle relaxant?
Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Clonazepam.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Clonazepam?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Clonazepam.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam 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. What is the maximum concentration (Cmax) of Clonazepam?
Peak blood concentrations or C max of Clonazepam is 6.5–13.5 ng/mL.
Q. Can Clonazepam cause euphoria?
No. Clonazepam does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Clonazepam get high?
Clonazepam does not cause high.
Q. Can Clonazepam be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Clonazepam is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Clonazepam cause rash?
Clonazepam is commonly not known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Clonazepam the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Clonazepam is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Clonazepam?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Clonazepam is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam 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, Clonazepam or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Clonazepam as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Clonazepam needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam while continuing with antibiotics?
It depends on which antibiotics you are on treatment. Consult your doctor before starting these medications.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam 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, Clonazepam or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Clonazepam along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Clonazepam. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Clonazepam or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Clonazepam with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam expire?
The expiry date of Clonazepam is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How is Clonazepam affect the brain?
Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Clonazepam.
Q. What is the difference between Clonazepam and zopiclone?
Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam and olanzapine?
Clonazepam is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Clonazepam cause low blood pressure?
Clonazepam is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for sciatica?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Clonazepam?
Clonazepam is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown clonazepam is effective
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for nausea?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for a headache?
No. Clonazepam is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for vertigo?
No. Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam?
Yes. Though Clonazepam is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Clonazepam is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Clonazepam for depression?
No. Clonazepam 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 Clonazepam in pain management?
No. Clonazepam 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 clonazepam in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Clonazepam?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
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