Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD

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Overview

Uses of Ona Tablet MD

Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

Ona Tablet MD side effects

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

How to use Ona 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. Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ona Tablet MD works

Ona 0.5 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.

Ona Tablet MD related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ona 0.5 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
Ona 0.5 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
Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Ona Tablet MD?

If you miss a dose of Ona 0.5 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 Ona 0.5 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 Ona 0.5 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 Ona 0.5 mg Tablet MD is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ona 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 Ona

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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 Ona while taking a dietary supplement?
It depends on what kind of dietary supplement it is. Normally absorption of Ona is not affected by food and other vitamins. Consult your doctor before you start taking the medication.
Q. Which medication is best, alprazolam or Ona?
Both are equally effective as suggested in different research studies.
Q. What is the difference between clotiazepam and Ona?
Clotiazepam is a benzodiazepine which has anxiolytic, sedative and antiepileptic property. It differs from other benzodiazepines (Ona) in that the benzene ring is replaced by thiophene ring. Clinical use of clotiazepam is relatively low.
Q. Which medication is best, lorazepam or Ona?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Which medication is best, diazepam or Ona?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can Ona affect my sex drive?
There are few reports but it is not so common. Ona does not affect the sexual drive in all the patients.
Q. Is Ona a narcotic?
No. Ona is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.
Q. Is Ona muscle relaxant?
Ona 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 Ona?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin B when taken with Ona.
Q. Can I take vitamin C along with Ona?
There is no known major interaction found with vitamin C when taken with Ona.
Q. Can I take Ona 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 Ona cause euphoria?
No. Ona does not cause euphoria. It causes sleepiness, dizziness etc.
Q. Can Ona get you high?
Ona does not make you feel high.
Q. Can Ona be replaced with paroxetine?
No. both are different medication. Ona is an antianxiety, anticonvulsant drug whereas Paroxetine is an antidepressant medication
Q. Can Ona cause rash?
Ona is not commonly known to cause a rash but hypersensitive individuals can develop a rash.
Q. Is Ona the best choice for restless legs syndrome?
There are other treatment modalities for restless leg syndrome but among these benzodiazepine class of drug Ona is most studied drug. It is not approved for restless leg syndrome but used off label.
Q. How is bupropion different than Ona?
Bupropion is in the treatment of depression and for smoking cessation. Ona is an anti-seizure and anti-anxiety medicine.
Q. Can I take Ona 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, Ona or clobazam?
Clobazam causes less sedation as compared to Ona as seen in few research studies.In few studies, clobazam showed a good retention when given for a longer period whereas Ona needs a dose escalation.
Q. Can I take Ona 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 Ona 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 Ona 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, Ona or nitrazepam?
Both are equally effective as shown in the research studies.
Q. Can I take Ona along with paracetamol?
Yes. You can take prescribed doses of paracetamol with Ona. Inform your doctor if you have any allergy or liver problems before starting these medications.
Q. Which is stronger Ona or oxazepam?
We could not find any direct studies comparing Ona with oxazepam. However, oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with a slow onset of action.
Q. Which medication is better Ona 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 Ona expire?
The expiry date of Ona is given on the tablet strip and provided by the manufacturer.
Q. How does Ona affect the brain?
Ona 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 Ona along with coffee?
Yes. There are no major interactions known between coffee and Ona.
Q. What is the difference between Ona and zopiclone?
Ona 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 Ona and olanzapine?
Ona is an anti-seizure, antianxiety medication. Olanzapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication.
Q. Can Ona cause low blood pressure?
Ona is not known to cause low blood pressure commonly. It can cause palpitation in some patients.
Q. Can I use Ona for sciatica?
No. Ona is not a known medication for sciatica. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can tremors be treated with Ona?
Ona is not an approved drugs for treatment of tremors. However, in some research studies, it has been shown Ona is effective
Q. Can I use Ona for nausea?
No. Ona is not a medication for nausea. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Ona for a headache?
No. Ona is not a medication for a headache. It is an antiseizure, antianxiety medication.
Q. Can I use Ona for vertigo?
No. Ona 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 Ona?
Yes. Though Ona is not approved for treatment of insomnia. Ona is used off-label for the treatment of sleep disorders.
Q. Can I use Ona for depression?
No. Ona 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 Ona in pain management?
No. Ona 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 Ona in pain management.
Q. What is the good time to take Ona?
It is given mostly at night as it causes sedation.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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