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Onapil 0.5mg Tablet

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Composition for Onapil 0.5mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Onapil 0.5mg Tablet

Epilepsy, Anxiety disorder
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Medicine Overview of Onapil Tablet

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Uses of Onapil Tablet

Onapil 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder.
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Onapil Tablet side effects

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Sleepiness, Uncoordinated body movements, Slurred speech, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory impairment, Irritability, Headache, Dryness in mouth, Depression, Constipation.

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

How Onapil Tablet works

Onapil 0.5mg 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 Onapil Tablet

Expert advice for Onapil Tablet

  • If you are taking Onapil 0.5mg Tablet 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 Onapil 0.5mg Tablet, 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 Onapil 0.5mg Tablet is very high.
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Onapil Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Onapil Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Onapil 0.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Onapil 0.5mg 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.
Lactation
Onapil 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Onapil 0.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Onapil 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Onapil 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Onapil 0.5mg Tablet can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Onapil 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Onapil 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Onapil Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Onapil 0.5mg Tablet, 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 about Onapil Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Clonazepam

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Onapil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Onapil with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin
Onapil with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Onapil with Revaprazan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Revaprazan: Revanex
Onapil with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Relitil, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor
Onapil with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: Nexipride, Edride, Ulpride
Onapil with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Zenoxa, Oxmazetol, Trioptal, Selzic, Mezalog
Onapil with Armodafinil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Armodafinil: Waklert
Onapil with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Encorate, Valcontin, Valparin, Epival, Navalin Chrono, Valparex
Onapil with Lacosamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lacosamide: Lacosam, Lacoset, Lacotide, Seizgard
Onapil with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Onapil with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Elamin, Diamin, Kidep, Depranil, Dimip, Depsol, Imizen, Hemidap, Antipres, Depsin
Onapil with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Onapil with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt
Onapil with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid, Ilaone, Adiza, Lupila, Ilatop, Iladac, Ilaking, Iladif, Peptorila
Onapil with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Rin, Rxn, Roxid, Biorox, Roxilac, Vilrox, Roxeptin, Roxyrol, Q Rox, Aurox, Roxygo, Romithrax, Raxitid, Roxy, Roxikem, Roxywin
Onapil with Sulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Onapil with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Eptoin
Onapil with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot
Onapil with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Nixitral, I-Tyza
Onapil with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval
Onapil with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris
Onapil with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid
Onapil with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Onapil with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam
Onapil with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez, Lamictal, Lamosyn, Lametec
Onapil with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Nedol, Halopik, Hypnodol, Senorm, Kividol, Trancodol, Helinase, Typidol, Talendol
Onapil with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Onapil with Dexrabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexrabeprazole: Dirab, Repepsa, Kyrab
Onapil with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Onapil with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal

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