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Closed 0.5 MG Tablet

Closed 0.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Corona
Medicine composition: Clonazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Closed 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, Closed 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 Closed 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 Closed 0.5 MG Tablet can hamper its efficacy. Bear in mind, that although rare, in some cases, Closed 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.

Seizure disorder
Closed 0.5 MG Tablet is used in the prevention and management of seizures of different types.
Panic attacks
Closed 0.5 MG Tablet is used for the prevention and management of panic attacks and associated episodes of anxiety, if present.
Closed 0.5 MG Tablet is also used in the treatment of a specific sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder
Closed 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Benzodiazepine group of drugs.
Closed 0.5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have an active liver disease or abnormality.
Closed 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, Closed 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 Closed 0.5 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Novartis India 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.
India
United States
Japan
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
Closed 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
Closed 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
Closed 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
Closed 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 Closed 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
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Atenolol Moderate
Closed 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
Closed 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
Closed 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.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have penis problem. My foreskin is fully closed. I can not open it. And my inner part of foreskin is very sensitive it pains a lot when touched. And when I masturbate I cum in 1 minute.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I have penis problem. My foreskin is fully closed. I can not open it. And my inner part of foreskin is very sensitive...
Your foreskin is fully closed. Inner part of foreskin is very sensitive and pains a lot when touched. You cum in 5 minutes during masturbation. As your foreskin is very tight. If you feel unbearable pain in moving back foreskin then you can go for Circumcision. It is a minor operation done under local anesthesia so there is no pain. You can get it done from good government hospital. You have to go to surgery OPD in the hospital. Sensitivity and masturbation time will become normal after foreskin starts coming back.

I had sex with my girlfriend and I give her unwanted 72 within half an hour. Any chance of pregnancy in my case. And her period close date is 7 Feb. Please reply me.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I had sex with my girlfriend and I give her unwanted 72 within half an hour. Any chance of pregnancy in my case. And ...
No worries about getting pregnant but take care in future. Unwanted tablet is loaded with hormones which can lead to complications like hormonal imbalances and irregular periods.
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Please suggest What can we do if do the Mole is near the eyes, should we do the same procedure? Kindly suggest thanks

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
Hi I can understand your concern you cannot get rid of mole with any cream or medicine it can be removed with procedures like rsadiofrequency ablation, lasers like co2 fractional kindly meet dermatologist near you who can see how close is it your eye and suggest you the best option available for you hope this helps.
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Popular Health Tips

Anal Breathing - Know The Method!

Ph.D (Male Infertility), M.S (Infertility), D.G.L.S, D.R.C.O.G, C.Sc., D.M.R.D, M.B.B.S
Sexologist, Bangalore
Anal Breathing - Know The Method!

Anal breathing is the beginner’s version of Tao’s Qi Gong. It focuses on the lower portion of the body. Anal breathing helps young men and boys suffering from critical sex problems such as impotence and weak erection. The knowledge of anal breathing is passed by the Tao masters of China thousands of years ago. This method aims at enhancing the bio-energy flow from the conception vessel and Governor's vessel. Once the technique is mastered, it can fetch rich benefits to people suffering from sexual problems.

How is anal breathing done?

  1. The procedure starts with a simple exercise of the butt. While urination, light pressure needs to be applied to the bladder by pushing the ankles and the heels upward and squeeze the buttocks against the anus and the tailbone. This will stop urination by contracting the PC muscles and the prostate gland. This, in turn, makes the buttock muscles trigger the s4-s2 muscles to close the prostate-bladder outlet.
  2. Similar width of the shoulder and the leg should be maintained at all times while performing this technique. Slight pressure should be exerted against the bladder and the buttocks should be contracted against the tailbone until it becomes warm.
  3. The contraction of the butt should be synchronized with the inhalation. While inhaling, it should be ensured that the muscle of the tailbone-anus should be contracted towards the spine. The air should be sucked into the spine, anus and the tailbone of an individual. The sensation of the air getting into the anus is known as anal breathing.

Tips to contract the muscles:

  1. Beginners have a tendency to contract the anal muscles harder than necessary. Hard contractions end up in doing more harm than good. With more practice, it is possible to master the procedure of contracting the tailbone-anus muscles thereby improving the quality of the erection.
  2. The pressure applied to the bladder should be very less. The pressure should be such that the relaxation and the expansion of the prostate and the PC muscles happen smoothly.
  3. In case a person possesses a weak prostate or PC muscle, it is advised that he consumes herbs such as the Patricia, Pyrrosia, dianthus etc.

Check the reservoir:
If the morning erection is no more felt or there is a feeling of fatigue in an individual, the testosterone percentage may be extremely low or non-existent. It is the testosterone that produces nitric oxide to empower erection. If testosterone is lagging in a person, it is advised that necessary measures are taken to build up testosterone levels in the body. This could be done by hormonal therapy, consumption of herbs, medications and such other ways. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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HIV - What Type Of Nutrition Should You Follow?

MBBS, PGDHS,PGDHIVM
General Physician, Nalgonda
HIV - What Type Of Nutrition Should You Follow?

Nutrition and HIV are closely connected. When a patient’s immune system is severely affected due to HIV, it can lead to malnutrition and vulnerability to other diseases. Such infections can cause diarrhea, weight loss, and weakness. Malnutrition and not maintaining a healthy intake of nutrients can be a direct link or cause to the progression of the HIV disease.

How does good nutrition help?
Healthy nutrition obviously cannot treat or cure an  HIV infection, but it certainly can help the patient to maintain and reinforce the immune system. A healthy diet can also contribute to the general well-being of a patient. Healthy nutrition is an important factor in for people living with HIV. Besides, prophylaxis, a cure for unscrupulous infections, and Anti-Retroviral Treatment, nutrition is essential for an HIV patient.

What is a balanced diet for HIV Patients?
A balanced diet is not a singular meal for patients suffering from HIV. It denotes that a person should eat and drink the correct amount of food from various food groups in order to remain somewhat healthy and strong enough to deal with the treatment process. Drinking adequate clean water is imperative.

What should HIV patients consume?
People living with HIV are advised to consume the fresh vegetables grown in the vicinity. Seasonal fruits and vegetables should be incorporated into their diet.

Choosing foods from these food groups is the key to completing a balanced diet.

  • Cereals, pulses, roots, and rhizomes.
  • Legumes, nuts, seeds.
  • For non-vegetarians, the consumption of protein-rich food items such as fish, meat, and eggs is recommended.
  • Vegetables are the key to any proper diet is eating green vegetables. It is necessary to make sure that the vegetables are washed and cleaned in order to reduce the risk of further infections or diseases.
  • Daily consumption of freshly grown fruits including seasonal fruits.
  • Fats
  • Sugar

HIV patients should focus on eating regularly. Having three meals a day is a must. Along with a balanced diet, drinking lots of clean or purified water ensures that the body is fully hydrated and helps with maintaining a good digestive process. Foods items that are rich in vitamin A, for example, yellow-orange foods are very important in improving immunity. Fruits such as pawpaw, bananas, and vegetables such as carrots, are good sources of vitamin A.

A well-nourished person is highly likely to preserve a sturdier immune system for dealing with HIV and fighting off the infection. Consulting a physician regarding the appropriate diet is important as some food items may not be suitable for patients. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Deal With The Presence Of Foreign Bodies In Ear/Nose/Throat?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
ENT Specialist, Pune
How To Deal With The Presence Of Foreign Bodies In Ear/Nose/Throat?

What is a foreign body (FB)?
Foreign body or FB is an object or piece of extraneous matter that has entered the body by accident or design. It is common to see certain items getting stuck in the ear, nose or throat especially, in young children. While most of the time they do not raise an alarm, however, sometimes they can lead to severe consequences like rupture of the eardrum or even choking.

How do FBs affect ear, nose and throat?

  • Children over 9 months develop an ability to pick up objects. As they explore the environment around them, they tend to put items such as peas, beans, marbles, beads, cotton, paper, etc, in their mouth, nose or ears. A similar trend can be seen in adults with mental disorders.
  • Trauma/ fall/accident can force FBs like rock, pebbles into the ear, nose or throat.
  • Adults while riding a bike or sleeping on the ground (campsites) can have insects: flies, ants, roaches fly into the nose or ear.
  • Choking occurs when FBs block the airway, common reasons are: not chewing the food properly, diseases like Parkinsonism, drinking alcohol or certain drugs that slowdowns the process of swallowing.

Managing FB in the ear, nose and throat

Foreign bodies in the ear
Symptoms: Pain in the ear, discharge or bleeding from the ear, feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear and dizziness and nausea in extreme cases.

Management:

  • Make sure the patient is sitting in an upright position, pull the pinna or outer semicircle of the ear towards the back. This can help you see the object clearly and also loosen it to wiggle out. If you can see the object clearly, use a tweezer to grasp the object and gently remove.
  • In case a live insect gets trapped inside the ear lie down and place few drops of warm vegetable or baby oil. Use oil only if symptoms of eardrum perforation like pain, bleeding/discharge from the ear is absent.
  • Tilting the head to the affected side can facilitate gravity to dislodge the object.

Foreign bodies in the nose:
Symptoms: 
Pain and difficulty in breathing from that side of the nose.
Management: Keep the uninvolved nostril closed by pressing a finger against the side of the nose and gently ask the person to blow from the affected nostril.

Foreign bodies in the throat:
Symptoms: Choking, inability to breathe and speak 
Management: Perform Heimlich maneuver: abdominal thrusts, if trained otherwise, it is advised to call for medical help immediately.

How can you prevent foreign bodies from entering your ear, nose, throat?

  • Discourage talking, playing, laughing when food is in the mouth.
  • Do not give whole grapes, popcorn, nuts to children below 3 years.
  • Keep small objects out of reach of small children.
  • Teach children to avoid placing objects into their nose, ears.

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

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Everything a Man Needs to Know About Smegma

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Everything a Man Needs to Know About Smegma

When it comes to questions of penis care, some situations are rather off-putting to discuss; but they need to be talked about in order to help ensure the best penis health possible. One of these issues is smegma, a buildup under the foreskin of intact men that needs to be addressed on a regular basis. Avoiding the issue can lead to rash, itching and even penis pain, so it behooves a man to read on and figure out what he needs to do to ensure his penis doesn't have to deal with this unsightly problem.

What is smegma, anyway?

Smegma is a problem that pertains only to men who have not been circumcised. It's a buildup of the body's natural oils, as well as dead skin cells, sweat and other substances. This buildup occurs underneath the foreskin, and usually looks like white bumps or soft balls. When a guy wipes his finger across smegma, it should be easy to remove from the penis.

All intact men develop smegma; however, their hygiene habits dictate who will actually notice it building up. For instance, a man who showers at least once a day and carefully cleans the foreskin during that shower might never see smegma at all. But a guy who doesn't have such good hygiene might find that smegma builds up and causes problems for him after a while.

What kind of problems can smegma cause?

Smegma is a natural thing, so if it is handled properly, it won't cause problems for a man. But if a guy is seeing excessive smegma, that might be an indication that he either needs to step up his hygiene game or that there is something else going on under the foreskin.

First, the hygiene: A man must clean carefully under the foreskin at least once a day in order to avoid the buildup. However, there are some who find that the foreskin is a little too tight, and that makes it tough to clean underneath. In that case, a guy will have to take special care to clean the area or speak to the doctor about how to handle the situation.

Second, the other problems: Smegma buildup might become much more severe if a man has an infection that is contributing to the cause. Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to a sudden increase in smegma, as can yeast infections. A good rule of thumb is that smegma, in its natural state, doesn't have an odor, but smegma that is formed as a result of an infection often does have a very off-putting smell.

Men should pay close attention to the presence of any odor from the smegma, as well as how much of it there is. In addition, if the smegma is accompanied by itching, burning, redness, soreness, penis pain and similar problems, it's important for a guy to get to the doctor as soon as possible to help ensure he isn't dealing with a serious issue.

Finally, there's a phenomenon called "smegma stones." This happens when a man's hygiene is so bad that the smegma actually has a chance to crystalize into tiny stones that linger underneath the foreskin. These stones can become quite painful and can lead to other serious problems, so it's important for a guy to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Daily treatment for smegma

The best treatment for smegma buildup is simple: great hygiene. A man can shower every day and take care to clean the area well each time. He should use only cleansers that are specially formulated for the delicate penis skin. Some men who have serious smegma buildup with no known cause might be helped by a course of antibiotics, but only the doctor will know for sure.

He can also reach for a good penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) to use after his shower. A crème that contains penis-centric vitamins and nutrients can help keep the skin smooth and supple, as well as fight odor and help keep smegma under control.

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Penis Rash Can Come From Dry Weather

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Rash Can Come From Dry Weather

Winter is in full swing, so it's time for hot cocoa and roaring fires. Many couples find that snuggling up together to keep warm increases their friskiness quotient, and there's certainly nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, sometimes winter and the dry weather that tends to accompany it can bring about some not-so-welcome penis rash situations. So if this annoying (and frankly unattractive) penis care issue comes about, what does a man need to know?

Dry weather

Not every locale has dry weather in winter, but in many places colder weather typically is less humid than in warmer weather. Why should this be? There is a scientific explanation for it, involving the fact that higher temperatures encourage water molecules in the air to become water vapor - but basically cold air just has a much harder time holding as much moisture as warm air. This isn't just a problem when outdoors, either. The air inside a house is also likely to be drier during cold winter months, and many heating systems actually decrease the humidity inside even further.

Dry skin

When there's dry weather, skin also becomes dry. This is a matter of common sense; while much of skin moisture comes from the oils and liquids that the body itself creates, the moisture is supplemented by humidity in the air. When the humidity is too low, the air actually draws out some of the moisture on the skin, rather than adding to it.

But the dry weather also prevents the skin from making as much moisture as it should. When it's cold outside, the body naturally loses heat to the atmosphere. That loss of heat tends to refocus blood away from the skin and more toward internal organs. As this happens, the pores on the skin close up, so that less heat can escape. This means the moisturizing agents in the body can't get out so easily onto the skin where they are needed.

And that's not all. Many people like to escape from the bitter cold by soaking in a nice, hot tub. This can feel soothing, but it can have a negative effect. Water that is too hot actually depletes the skin of its natural oils; so does using soaps that are too harsh.

Penis rash

Even though the penis is (usually) hidden away beneath two layers of protective clothing and not directly exposed to dry weather, it still can easily be affected, even if not to the extent that exposed skin is. All the dry air tends to lead to penis rash conditions.

This is especially true for people who have a tendency to suffer from eczema. The excessively dry weather can be an easy trigger, and people who tend to get eczema on the penis should be wary. Even if a full-fledged penis rash doesn't develop, often a man may find his penis skin is dry and flaky - which is a look very few men can really rock.

There are several things a guy can do to help prevent or treat penis rash due to dry weather. Staying hydrated is very important; even though people tend to sweat less in the winter, the body still loses moisture and needs replenishment. Keep sugar consumption moderate, as too much sugar further decreases skin resilience.

Especially important in avoiding penis rash in dry weather is to keep the penis skin well moisturized. This can easily be accomplished via the daily application of a high quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Moisturization goals will be best attained if the crème has a combination of both a high-end emollient and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E). In addition, a crème with a potent antioxidant such as alpha lipoic acid can reduce skin damage and penis rash likelihood by fighting excess free radicals.