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Epitril 0.5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Novartis India Ltd
Medicine composition: Clonazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: February 11, 2019

Clonazepam is a medication that is used to prevent as well as treat seizures. This medication is referred to as an antiepileptic. Also known as anti-convulsant Clonazepam helps to control panic attacks. This medication falls under a category of drugs known as benzodiazepines and works by calming the nerves and the brain.

The dosage of Clonazepam will be prescribed by the doctor depending on your condition, how your response has been to the treatment so far and also your age. When it comes to children the question of age as a determining factor is crucial. To avoid any kind of complications of side effects in the first place a lower dosage is suggested for adults. The dosage for this medication will be stepped down slowly by the doctor himself/herself. The side effects of this medication vary from patient to patient and it is suggested that you consult with a neurologist before deciding to use this medication.

Clonazepam, is an anticonvulsant and an antiepileptic works like a tranquillizer. It impedes synaptic transmission. Also reduces serotonin usage and is able to treat anxiety and seizures.

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.

  • Clonazepam is prescribed for the prevention and control of seizures of various types, panic attacks that are associated with anxiety. This medication is also targeted specifically to treat REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder.

  • If you have an allergy to medications belonging to the benzodiazepine category of medications, or if you have active liver disorders or Acute narrow-angle glaucoma you should abstain from taking Clonazepam.

  • Depression

  • Sleepiness

  • Nervousness

  • Uncontrolled body movements

  • Reduced intellectual abilities

  • Allergy

  • Decreased sexual urge

  • Upper respiratory tract infection

  • Blurred vision

  • Muscle pain

  • Itching or rash

  • Sore throat and fever

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effects of Clonazepam lasts for about six to eight hours for adult patients and for twelve hours in children as well as infants.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The effects of clonazepam start to show up in about thirty to forty minutes.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unless advised by your healthcare provider or deemed necessary by him/her usage of clonazepam is not recommended during pregnancy as it holds the potential to bring harm to the fetus.

  • Is it habit forming?

    In many patient cases it was found that as a result of prolonged usage certain habit-forming inclinations were found.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Clonazepam is not recommended for women who are lactating as the effects might pass on to the child via the milk. But it is always advised that you seek doctor’s permission before deciding to be on this medication therapy.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    While taking Clonazepam consumption of alcohol is strictly not advised.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Engaging in activities that require high mental alertness is not recommended while on this medication as Clonazepam might cause side effects such as sleepiness, confusion, dizziness and muscle pains. Therefore, you should not drive while on this drug therapy.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    If you are suffering from kidney-related disorders it is suggested that you notify your doctor so that the dose is adjusted accordingly. It has been found that lowered kidney functioning leads to the build-up of Clonazepam within the body.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    Clonazepam should not be had when suffering from any kind of severe lover conditions.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Epitril 0.5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    On missing a dose it is recommended that you take the medication as soon as you remember it. However, if you are already in time for the next dose, then skip the earlier one.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    If you happen to overdose you are likely to experience symptoms such as confusion, drowsiness and fainting.

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Epitril 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.

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

    Clonazepam is not recommended for use if you are suffering from closed-angle glaucoma.

    Clonazepam is not recommended for use if you are suffering from respiratory disorders.

    Clonazepam is not recommended for use if you are suffering from liver disorders.

    Clonazepam is not recommended for use if you are suffering from obesity.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while you are taking Epitril 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 Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    You should not take clonazepam and inform your healthcare provider if you are already under other medicines such as Atenolol, Cetirizine and Carbamazepine.

    If you are already taking codeine or medicines from the opiate class which is found in cough syrups you should not take Clonazepam or notify the doctor so that the dosage is rightly adjusted.
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