Q. Is Clodep a sleeping pill?
Clodep is not used as a sleeping pill, as it may cause difficulty in sleeping.
Q. Can Clodep be taken for longer term?
You need to take Clodep as long as doctor has advised you. Suddenly stopping it or changing the dose may cause seizures to recur. Long-term use may make you dependent on it so consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
Q. On stopping Clodep what kind of withdrawal symptoms occur?
The common symptoms seen after stopping Clodep 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 Clodep cause weight gain?
Both weight gain and weight loss have been reported with the use of Clodep. However, these are uncommon side effects of Clodep. Consult a dietician and follow a diet plan to maintain your weight.
Q. Can Clodep affect my memory?
Though memory does not get affected in everyone but in some cases the use of Clodep has shown memory-related problems. The patient may complain of partial or complete inability to recall the recent past.
Q. Can Clodep be harmful if more than the recommended doses are used?
If more than the recommended doses of Clodep 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 Clodep is not life threatening.
Q. Can I take Clodep and zolpidem together?
The combination of Clodep and zolpidem should be avoided as it may have increased chances of side effects. If both are to be used then dose of Clodep should be reduced, to prevent side effects.
Q. Can Clodep and quetiapine be taken together?
If both Clodep 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).