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Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Accosts Remedies Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Clonazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is used in treating and preventing seizures. Known as an anti-epileptic and an anti-convulsant, this medicine is administered to control panic attacks. Belonging to a cluster of drugs called benzodiazepines, Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet works by inducing a calming effect on your nerves and brain.

The dosage of this medicine depends on your particular medical condition, response to the treatment and age. For children, their weight matters as well. Usually, a lower dosage is prescribed for older adults to avert any complication of side effects. Don’t step up the dosage by yourself unless prescribed. The dosage of Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet needs to be stepped down gradually to prevent any existing condition from flaring up. Also, suddenly stopping this medicine can result in withdrawal symptoms such as mood swings, seizures, muscle cramps, etc. Usually, long term usage of Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet can hamper its efficacy. Bear in mind, that although rare, in some cases, Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet can lead to an addiction, especially if the individual suffers/suffered from substance abuse problems in the past. This drug can worsen your seizures in certain cases; hence, clear it out with your doctor who will alter the doses of other medications to keep such seizures in check.

The most common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, loss of focus and increased secretion of saliva in the mouth. Sure, your doctor might have had advised you this medication for your well-being, but certain other adverse reactions include depressive thoughts and suicidal tendencies. Let your doctor know if you have been feeling depressed for no particular reason or notice any change in the way you behave with people around you. Other less concerning side effects include rash, itching, sore throat and fever.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

Seizure disorder
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is used in the prevention and management of seizures of different types.
Panic attacks
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is used for the prevention and management of panic attacks and associated episodes of anxiety, if present.
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is also used in the treatment of a specific sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Benzodiazepine group of drugs.
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have an active liver disease or abnormality.
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma. However, it can be administered for Open Angle Glaucoma.
In addition to its intended effect, Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Depression Major Common
Sleepiness Moderate Common
Nervousness Moderate Common
Uncontrolled body movements Moderate Less Common
Reduced intellectual abilities Moderate Less Common
Allergy Major Less Common
Decreased sexual urge Moderate Less Common
Upper respiratory tract infection Moderate Less Common
Blurred vision Minor Rare
Muscle pain Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours in adults. This duration increases to 12 hours in infants and children.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 40 minutes of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy until absolutely necessary. It is known to cause harm to the fetus. Infants born to a mother taking this drug during pregnancy may show withdrawal symptoms.
Is it habit forming?
Habit forming tendencies were reported in some cases especially if the usage is for an extended period of time. A gradual withdrawal of the drug i.e. decrease in dosing over a period of time is suggested in such cases.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are lactating as the likelihood of side effects on the infant is very high. However, the potential benefits and associated risks should be discussed with your doctor in cases where it is necessary to take this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. Contact your doctor and seek advice if you there are any doubts regarding dosage.
Overdose instructions
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose like drowsiness, confusion or fainting should be reported immediately.
United States
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Closed-Angle Glaucoma Major
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are suffering from Closed Angle Glaucoma. It can be used if you have Open Angle Glaucoma but are not receiving any treatment for it.
Respiratory disorders Major
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you are suffering from respiratory disorders. Treatment with this medicine requires an individualized dose adjustment and periodic monitoring of symptoms.
Liver disease Major
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you suffering from an active liver disorder. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases.
Obesity Moderate
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet should be used with caution in obese patients with careful monitoring of symptoms. An increase in dosing intervals might be necessary in some cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Major
Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while you are taking Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet. Activities which require high mental alertness should be avoided and symptoms like dizziness, difficulty in breathing should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Atenolol Moderate
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet and Atenolol should not be taken together. Side effects like headache, dizziness, fainting after taking the medications should be reported to the doctor. Do not discontinue the usage of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Carbamazepine Moderate
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet may not be effective when taken along with Carbamazepine and requires specific dose adjustments. report the usage of either of the medicines to the doctor. Do not discontinue the use of any drug without consulting the doctor.
Cetirizine Moderate
Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor. An adjustment in dosage might be required especially in the elderly. Symptoms like dizziness, mental confusion should be reported immediately.
Codeine Major
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet should not be used along with a medicine containing codeine or other medicines of the opiate category (normally found in cough syrups). Report the usage to your doctor so that suitable dose adjustment could be suggested. The dosage in such cases should be kept to the minimum required level.
Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet is an anti-convulsant and an ant-epileptic which acts like a tranquilizer. It inhibits the synaptic transmission that occurs in the central nervous system. It also reduces the use of serotonin by neurons and is used to treat seizures and anxiety.
What are you using Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet for?
Sleep Disorders
How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
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Popular Questions & Answers

Instead of prothiaden tablet​. clonazepam 0.5 is good? I am having depression problem.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Instead of prothiaden tablet​.
clonazepam 0.5 is good? I am having depression problem.
Good Morning ~ I am sorry that you are going through a rough phase with depression and I appreciate that you are taking medications. I also believe that you are having problems with medications that need to be addressed and will be able to gladly help if that is the case. I certainly will help you overcome your depression with a detailed information taking session over the phone after you book your online appointment. I am certain that a change in medications will be very helpful in your condition. Look forward to hearing from you.

I usually take 5mg clonazepam tab but today I take 10mg is that any problem can create?

General Physician, Kolar
Can you please give more details as to four what you're talking clonazepam. It is usually not advisable to increase dosages of such drugs like clonazepam as they have an impact on your brain. Whether you're taking it for seizures or as an anti-anxiety drug you should never alter the dose without your doctors advice. Please consult your doctor who prescribed the medicine. If it is a single isolated incident I guess it's all right. But my sincere request and advice to you is to not repeat it.
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How many years a person take antidepressant medicine like clonazepam, escitalopram and olanzapine ?Please tell.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
How many years a person take antidepressant medicine like clonazepam, escitalopram and olanzapine ?Please tell.
It is not good continue medicine. It leads side effects. Better to come out from medicine. For depression psychological counselling will helps very much. I think you never attend for counselling. Strong counselling sessions are required. Use the medicine whenever you feel normal then leave it. It is best as soon as possible you should come out from the medicine. Years together you use your mind addicted to medicine. Suppose in future you cannot sleep properly without medicine. It is always better to come out from the medicine. Better to come out from yourself. Share the internal feelings and depressive thoughts to your close friends and family members. Better to change yourself. Control your depressive thoughts. If not possible yourself take the help of psychologist. Do not depend on medicine. Must and should conditions only we go to medicine. Better to come out yourself from this stage. It is always best. Ok best of luck.

Can I take clonazepam 0.5 mg occasionally for one day when I had panic attack or had gone through with the incident.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello. BZDs (clonazepam) is an emergency measure to control anxiety aka panic attack. You should consult a mental health professional/ psychiatrist for management of panic disorder which includes SSRIs (medicines) and psychotherapy including relaxation exercises. Thanks.
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Popular Health Tips

Infantile Spasms - How They Can Be Treated?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Infantile Spasms - How They Can Be Treated?

Infantile spasm is a seizure-related disorder that is witnessed among infants and young children. The average age for getting affected with infantile spasm is four months, but some kids might experience this disorder within a month of the birth. This disease can have a subtle appearance, and as such it is difficult to recognize as a serious condition. While a full seizure in an adult is scary, the one observed among infants can be as little as a minor head drop, along with minor body shakes. This might appear to be that serious, but infantile spasm is more serious as compared to a full body convulsion in adults. Unfortunately, an infant suffering from infantile spasm is at great risk of developmental disability, if the condition is not detected and treated early.

Anticonvulsant Medication:
There are very few medicines that are approved by the FDA for treating infantile spasms. The two medicines that are widely used by doctors include Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and Vigabatrin.

  • ACTH: This is the oldest approved medicine by the FDA that was first discovered in the year 1958. This injection needs to be pushed twice in a day. Children tend to gain weight and feel hungry when this injection is injected.
  • Vigabatrin: Vigabatrin is very well tolerated by young kids and has a successful track record of treating infantile spasms. Studies have proven that Vigabatrin can tackle tuberous sclerosis and plays an important role in improving developmental outcome.

Second line therapies:


  • Pyridoxine: Dependency on Pyridoxine as a cause of infantile spasm is very rare. High dosage of oral administration of pyridoxine has fetched good results for patients, who do not suffer from pyridoxine related seizures.
  • Valproic acid: Valproic acid has the best anecdotal rate of success. However, doctors do not recommend this medicine for kids less than 2 years of age because of possible complications.
  • Clonazepam: This is one of the earliest non-steroid medicine for the treatment of infantile spasm. Some of the popular medicines used are nitrazepam, benzodiazepines, and clonazepam.
  • Ketogenic Diet: This is a decade old practice that has come back to popularity again. Studies have shown that ketogenic diet can help 20-35 % patients of infantile spasm to keep the condition under control.
  • IVIG: High dosage of IVIG has been reported to be very helpful in tackling infantile spasms. The dosage ranges from 100-200 mg/kg/dose ranging for about 2-3 weeks at stretch.
  • Surgery: The final part of the therapy includes a surgery that removes the abnormal part of the brain. It should only be considered for patients who have not responded to therapies including Vigabatrin and ACTH. It should also be investigated whether the patient has any structural abnormalities of the brain.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease!

Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Psychotherapy Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Surgical Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Other Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Causes of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Risk factors of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Complications of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Precautions & Prevention of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 

Homeopathic Treatment of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Homeopathy balances mood and relieves complaints like anxiety, depression, insomnia etc. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease are:

Kali br
Ars alb
Kali ars 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Acupuncture has worldwide reputation in treatment of degerative neurological conditions. Therapist will first make acudiagnosis to detect blockage of energy system and will then treat accordingly.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can play a good supportive role in reducing anxiety, depression, improving sleep and overall emotional state.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

In the allopathic treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Opiate drugs can help relieve pain if it occurs, and the drugs clonazepam and sodium valproate may help relieve symptoms. A catheter can be used to drain urine if the patient cannot control bladder function, and intravenous fluids and artificial feeding also may be used.

What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a degenerative brain disorder. It leads to dementia and, ultimately, death. This disease is rapidly progressive and always fatal. Most patients die within a year.

Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Personality changes
Anxiety and Depression
Mood swings
Memory loss
Impaired thinking
Blurred vision
Difficulty speaking
Difficulty swallowing
lack of coordination
Sudden jerky movements

Causes of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

The cause of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is abnormal versions of a kind of protein called a prion. These proteins are harmless, but when they’re misshapen they become infectious and can wreak havoc on normal biological processes.

Risk factors of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Around the age of 60
Exposure to contaminated tissue

Complications of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Heart failure
Respiratory failure 

Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease involves the following tests:

Medical and personal history
Neurological exam
Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Spinal fluid tests
Tonsil biopsy

Frequently Asked Questions On Mental Health

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Kollam
Frequently Asked Questions On Mental Health

Frequently Asked Questions on Mental Health:

1. Are mental health problems similar to other health problems? If so, why is there so much stigma about it?

Mental health problems (psychiatric disorders), in one sense, are similar to other diseases like neurological disorders, heart disease, kidney problems etc. Commonly if anyone develops a disease, he or she goes to the concerned doctor immediately. Also he tells other people about the disease.

But if anyone is affected in his mind, he does not tell anybody about it, nor does he go to a doctor. This is because if it is known to others that somebody is having a mental health (psychiatric) problem, our society gives him titles like “mad” or “mental”.

We need to remember that any one of us can be affected in our minds at any point of time. So, each one of us needs to change our attitude towards those innocent people whose mental health is affected. Then only we can take them to the right doctor at the right time and help them.

2. How do people commonly develop mental health problems?

There is no one in the world who does not have any problem. Any person at any time can be affected in his mind through some loss or failure or other problems in life. Some people come out of those difficulties. But some people keep on thinking about the problems and are affected in their minds. There will be neurochemical changes in their brains. And there will be changes in their behaviour, which manifest as mental health problems.

3. What are the common symptoms of mental health problems?

The common symptoms are fear, suspicion, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, suicidal thoughts, hearing voices in the ear when all alone, talking/ muttering/ smiling all alone, violent behaviour, suspecting spouse’s (wife’s or husband’s) fidelity (faithfulness) falsely, other strange experiences and behaviour etc.

People also can have memory problems, problems in food intake, sexual problems, diseases for which no cause could be found, addiction to alcohol, nicotine (smoking), drugs, social media, video games, internet etc., personality disorders, anger control problems, interpersonal conflicts, family problems, marriage related problems, career and job related problems, learning problems, guilt, spiritual conflicts etc. Children and teenagers also can develop behavioural and emotional problems because of various reasons.

4. How should these symptoms be approached?

All of these should be treated promptly and appropriately. Mental health problem is not something to be covered up. One has to take treatment and counselling for mental health problems just like one takes treatment for other diseases. Then it can be controlled effectively.

5. Is mental health so important?

Many of you would be familiar with this famous proverb “Sound mind in a sound body”. It points to the proven fact that our body and mind are so deeply related to each other. If you have problems in your mind like fear and anxiety, it can affect your body by making you physically weak and prone to various bodily illnesses. Likewise if you have physical ailments, it can affect your mental health also. Research shows that many physical disorders are predisposed, precipitated and exacerbated by many mental health problems.

6. People say that if you start taking psychiatric medicines, then you have to take life long. Is it true?

No; not at all. This is a common myth. Once the symptoms become better with medicines and counselling, your Psychiatrist can taper medicines slowly. But, please don’t stop or adjust the dose without Psychiatrist’s advice. If you do that, the symptoms may come back and you may need higher doses of medicines.

7. Are all psychiatric medicines addictive and having serious side effects?

No; not at all. This is another common myth. Only Benzodiazepine group among psychiatric drugs, is addictive. It includes Alprazolam, Diazepam, Nitrazepam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam etc. A good Psychiatrist will prescribe these only if they are really needed for you for controlling severe symptoms, and he will try to taper them at the earliest, so that you do not get addicted to it.

If psychotherapy (counselling) is also given along with medicines, you may need only smaller doses of medicines. A good Psychiatrist will choose a medicine which suits each particular patient so that side effects would be minimum or almost nil. He will always monitor you for any emerging side effect. If needed, he will adjust the dose of medicines, or change over to other medicines with lesser possibility of side effects, or add another medicine to counter the side effects.

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About Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet
When is Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet prescribed?
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What are the side effects of Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet ?
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What are the substitutes for Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Calmnir 0.5 MG Tablet ?