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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.
What are you using Closed 0.5 MG Tablet for?
Sleep Disorders
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Sleepiness

Popular Questions & Answers

I have suffering from typhoid and it is not yet closing please help to how I close that.

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Hi, take complete bed rest. Consume high protein diet like sprouts, egg, soya, milk and milk products to regain the energy and strength which is lost due to the infection. Avoid spicy and oil fried food. Consume plenty of fluids. Take the antibiotics prescribed by the doctor for 10-14 days. Avoid outside food and fresh and hot home made food is preferred.
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While sleeping when I close my mouth my teeth touch each other when mouth closed and relaxed.

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While sleeping when I close my mouth my teeth touch each other when mouth closed and relaxed.
You might be suffering from bruxism. Dental evaluation of the teeth and muscles is needed to confirm diagnosis. If confirmed night guard will be needed.

I can see clear with my both eyes. When I close my left eye I can see clear. But when I close my right eye I can't see clearly. What should I do.

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I can see clear with my both eyes. When I close my left eye I can see clear. But when I close my right eye I can't se...
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I lost a friend very closely last year. She was my very close. Now how can I live freely?

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I lost a friend very closely last year. She was my very close. Now how can I live freely?
Beauty of life is that it’s unpredictable. Nothing is permanent, everything changes; and of course, a lot of things can happen that will transform who you are and have an impact on your life. The problem is that we need to cultivate the ability to truly accept whatever comes and embrace it. Life will bring many challenges, such as the death of someone we love, and it’s not easy to embrace them when we’re suffering and wishing those things would have never happened. But if we start cultivating acceptance in our lives right now, we’ll likely cope with future crises in a different way and view them from a different perspective. We will accept instead or resisting. Live in the moment. Forget the past and don’t concern yourself with the future. Do the things you love. Focus on today and how you can do your best to live it to the fullest. Follow your hopes and not your fears. Do meditation everyday. Laughter yoga is best for you.

My eyes looks very dull so I cant see anything continuously and getting my eye closed.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
My eyes looks very dull so I cant see anything continuously and getting my eye closed.
Hi,Use Schwabe's cmd2, eye drop. instill 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily.once get your vision checked by an eye doctor. Revert me after 1 week.

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Sexting - Can it Help You Feel Close to Your Loved Ones?

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With an upsurge in the technology, it has touched almost all aspects of our lives including our relationships. Today, technology has changed the way we interact with each other, no doubt it also helps us by removing the geographical boundries and help us stay close to our loved ones, at least virtually if not physically. One such act of virtual closeness is sexting.

What is sexting?

Sexting is  a mix of ‘sex’ and ‘texting’, that is when you are sending and receiving texts, images and videos, which are explicit in nature. This may include the following:

  1. Nude pictures
  2. Sexual pictures
  3. Explicit texts and images

Sexting can be exchanged if you share the following kinds of relationship:

  • Between two partners in love with each other
  • Between partners who are not in relationship
  • Between two person where one of them hopes to be in a relationship

What are the reasons for stexting?
There are various reasons why you might want to sext. Such as:

  • Anxiety about being portrayed as a shy, rigid and not sexy person
  • A constant feeling to showcase one’s sexuality
  • Wanting someone’s acceptance
  • Being in a romantic and faithful relationship
  • Being in a long distance relationship and wanting to have sexual relationship
  • Pride in one’s body and wanting to show it off

Why sexting is good for you?

Most of us has done or have had the thought of sending kinky dirty texts or images to his/her partner. These steamy texts and images have proved to improve relationship and increase sexual satisfaction. Now over 80% people are of the opinion that one of the ways to bring about a spark in a relationship is through sexting. While other ways might be scarier, sexting is a much safer way to get indulged for some sexual pleasure if the contents are not shared on social media sites and kept only with the significant other. However, trust is essential while sexting. You obviously do not want to get engaged in sexting with a person you have talked or met once or twice where there is hardly any element of trust. Generally, if two people are sexting with each other, it is implied they share a particular amount of trust.

What are the risks involved in sexting?
While sexting is a good idea to spice things up, it can also be dangerous and can pose some serious consequences. Once the images, texts or videos get into wrong hands, it can take a serious toll on your health, mentally and physically. Few people might only engage in it for bullying others. Sexting can collide with reputation of a person and not just socially, but digitally as well. Sexting can also lead you behind the bars so extreme caution is recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Do you worry about your friend or relative’s drinking habits? You are not alone. There are people who struggle for years with the same question - How can I tell if the person I love is an alcoholic or not?
Well, the good news is that you don’t need to be a medical professional to figure out the right answer to this vital question. Read on to find simple ways to know whether your loved one suffers from alcohol addiction.

First up is a short quiz about drinking habits, developed by Dr. John Ewing to identify alcohol addiction. Treat this as a pointer and take your loved one to an expert, if it points towards alcohol addiction. You can ask these questions directly to your loved one, or you can answer these questions on their behalf.

According to the developers, one "yes" to the four quiz questions signals a problem, and more than one “yes” means that it's time for you or your loved one to get professional help.

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?”

There are many signs of a serious drinking problem. These include certain behaviours such as:

  1. Drinking just for getting drunk
  2. Drinking alone
  3. Keeping alcohol consumption a secret
  4. Drinking to escape problems
  5. Hiding alcohol bottles
  6. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms like getting irritated or experiencing nervousness, nausea, getting shakes, breaking out into a cold sweat, and getting hallucinations when unable to source alcohol
  7. Having problems at work, school, or home, as a result of alcohol consumption
  8. Losing interest in activities you or your friend used to enjoy
  9. Having blackouts due to heavy drinking
  10. Anger and extreme irritation

Other extreme behaviors to watch out for are:

  1. Being able to drink an awful lot of alcohol
  2. Trouble stopping once your loved one starts drinking
  3. A powerful urge to drink

There is another scientific way to determine, if your loved one is an alcoholic. In the US, medical professionals commonly use a criteria, listed in the fourth edition of the ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’. According to it, the signs and symptoms of alcoholism are clearly laid down and it states that alcohol dependent people:

  1. Will drink more to get their desired effect from alcohol
  2. Experience withdrawal symptoms when the effect of alcohol wears off
  3. Drink larger amounts of alcohol over a longer period of time
  4. Will be unable to consistently control their drinking
  5. Will leave important work for drinking
  6. Will spend a lot of time during the day getting alcohol, drinking it, and recovering from hangovers.
  7. Continue to use alcohol, despite knowing that their chronic physical or psychological problem is caused due to alcohol.
  8. To be declared alcohol-dependent, your loved one must experience at least three of these criteria during a year.

However, there is still no one definite test to diagnose alcohol-use disorders. Therefore, professionals diagnose them by making use of the patient’s comprehensive medical, family, and mental-health information. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Sitting Too Close To TV Will Weaken Your Eyes? FALSE.

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Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Sitting Too Close To TV Will Weaken Your Eyes? FALSE.

5 myths about eye health and the real facts behind them

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. However, there are a number of myths regarding what you should do and what you shouldn't do when it comes to maintaining good eye health.

Here are 5 of those myths busted:

Myth #1: reading in dim light and sitting too close to the tv hurts your eyes

Fact: sitting too close to the tv, you may feel eye strain or get a headache from reading in the dark, but it will not weaken your eyes. It fatigues your eyes but does not harm your eye health in any way.

Myth #2: eating carrots will improve your vision

Fact: carrots are rich in vitamin a, a nutrient essential for good vision. But eating carrots will only provide a small amount of vitamin a. To get the optimum amount, you need to include other sources of vitamin a in your diet as well, some of which are milk, cheese, egg yolk and liver. Spinach is best for eye health. It has lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which can help prevent cataracts.

Myth #3: if you wear glasses or contacts for a continuous period, your eyes will weaken

Fact: your eyes will not grow weaker by using corrective lenses. The prescription may change over time due to aging or absence of disease but it has nothing to do with your current prescription. Some children have correctable eye problems that do require glasses to improve the condition.


Myth #4: when you get something in your eye, rub it out

Fact: this is not true for everything that gets in your eyes. If any particle falls in your eyes dust it off. But if it is sand and small debris that gets in your eye, don't touch it. Use an eye wash for flushing it out. If an object gets stuck in your eye, don't remove it or rub your eye constantly. Visit a doctor at the earliest because some serious injuries may seem minor at first.

Myth #5: dark sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun

Fact: the color of sunglass does not ensure eye protection. Look for sunglasses that block both uva and UVB rays. Exposure to the UV-rays of sunlight can have cumulative effects on your eyes. It increases your risk for cataracts, solar retinitis, and age-related vision loss. Even if your contacts have UV protection, wear sunglasses that block 100% of uva and UVB rays for full protection.

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