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Clobazam - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Other Known Brands
  • Frisium    

Why do I need this medicine?

Clobazam is used together with other medicines to treat epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures).

Clobazam may also be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Clobazam exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take Clobazam with or without food.

If you have difficulty in swallowing, Clobazam tablets can be crushed and mixed with apple sauce.

If you are taking the oral suspension, shake it well before using and be sure to use the dosing syringe supplied with the suspension.

Clobazam must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Clobazam even when you feel better. Clobazam is not a cure and you may need to take it long-term to keep your seizures under control. Do not stop taking Clobazam unless instructed by your doctor as stopping it suddenly may worsen your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have the following:

- history of alcohol dependence
- severe breathing difficulties
- sleep disorder called sleep apnoea syndrome
- muscle weakness disorder called myasthenia gravis
- severe liver disease
as Clobazam may not be suitable for you.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following:

- mood disorder
- kidney disease

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Clobazam may cause drowsiness, tiredness and dizziness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, blurred or double vision, unsteadiness in walking, muscle weakness, irritability and problems with memory, sleep or concentrating.

Some side effects may be serious, although they are not common. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:

- rashes, peeling of the skin or blistering of the lips, mouth or eyes accompanied by fever
- confusion and hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not existent)
- changes in mood or behaviour (being too depressed, agitated, or having thoughts of self-harm)
- breathing difficulties

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- other medicines for epilepsy e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital
- medicines for depression e.g. fluvoxamine, amitriptyline
- medicines for strong pain e.g. morphine, methadone
- birth control pills e.g. ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel
- medicines to treat fungal infections e.g. fluconazole, ketoconazole

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Clobazam.

As Clobazam may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, ask your doctor about the use of additional birth control methods. In the event that you discontinue taking Clobazam, continue using these additional birth control methods 28 days after discontinuation of Clobazam.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicine, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Clobazam - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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