Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD

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Composition for Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD

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Primarily used for

Short term anxiety, Alcohol withdrawal, Epilepsy
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Medicine Overview of Petril Tablet MD

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Uses of Petril Tablet MD

Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD is used in the treatment of short term anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy.
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Side effects of Petril Tablet MD

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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 Petril 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD at a fixed time.

How Petril Tablet MD works

Petril 0.5mg tablet md 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 Petril Tablet MD

Expert advice for Petril Tablet MD

  • If you are taking Petril 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 Petril, 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 Petril is very high.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Petril 0.5mg 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.
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Lactation
Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD can cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
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Liver
Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD should be used with caution in patien
ts with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Danavir 600mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet, Encorate Syrup, Azivent 500mg Tablet

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 Petril 0.5mg Tablet MD

Frequently asked questions for Clonazepam

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