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General Information on Clobazam

Generic Name : Clobazam

Pronunciation : KLO-buh-Zamm.

Latest prescription information about Clobazam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Clobazam

India : 

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International : 

Anxibloc, Apo-Clobazam, Asabium, Calm, Castilium, Clob, Clobam, Clobamax, Clobazam OGB Dexa, Clobium, Clozam, Cosium, Danium, Detens, Ebazam, Frisium, Grifoclobam, Karidium, Keolax, Lozam, Mystan, Nebium, Noanxit, Noiafren, Prezium, Proclozam, Tensnil, Tranquil, Urbanol, Urbanil, Venium

Why is Clobazam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for seizure disorders. 

When should Clobazam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with myasthaenia gravis, serious liver damage, sleeplessness, first trimester pregnancy, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Clobazam?

Adult: PO- Adjunct in epilepsy; Anxiety- The recommended dose is 20-30 mg/day, up to 60 mg/day for severe conditions.

How should Clobazam be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clobazam?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, alcoholism, obesity, respiratory disease, depression, severe muscle weakness, increased eye pressure, elderly, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Clobazam?

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, fatigue, tiredness, loss of coordination, depression, tremor, headache, confusion, dizziness and drowsiness.
   Miscellaneous : Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, rash, swelling and trouble in breathing.

What are the other precautions for Clobazam?

Avoid excess or less dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Clobazam?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30C).

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annecaygill 

my grandson is having pety marles frequently but becos scans show no disturbance on brain will not prescribe medication please help this can not be ignored

Dr M V S Sekhon 

Sir I am taking clobazam 10mg BD for chronic anxiety; along with escitalopram n metoprolol. I am producing rapid dependence on cloba. It does not work anymore. Plz help?? I have tried alprax n lonazep but left due to development of tolerance in 4 months.

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