Clobazam - Information, specialists, frequent questions.

Usage of Clobazam

Indications: Adjunct in epilepsy
Contra Indications: Hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines or any of the excipients or in patients with a history of drug dependence. Should not be used in phobic and obsessional states or for the treatment of chronic psychosis. Should not be used alone to treat depression as suicide may be precipitated in such patients. First trimester of pregnancy, lactation

Adverse and side effects

Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, loss of appetite, nausea, fine tremor of the fingers. Also, paradoxical reactions, eg, restlessness, irritability, difficulty sleeping. Isolated reports of skin reactions such as rashes or urticaria. Occasionally, slowing of reaction time, ataxia, confusion and headaches. When used as adjunct in epilepsy, may rarely cause restlessness and muscle weakness

Special precautions

Amnesia may occur with benzodiazepines. In cases of loss or bereavement psychological adjustment may be inhibited by benzodiazepines. Use with acution in myasthenia gravis, spinal or cerebellar ataxia or sleep apnoea. Suicide may be precipitated in patients who are depressed and aggressive behaviour towards self and others may be precipitated - use extreme caution in prescribing benzodiazepines for patients with personality disorders. Withdrawal may be associated with physiological and psychological function in patients with acute severe respiratory insufficiency

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