Cloba 20 MG Tablet is a benzodiazepine medicine used to control seizures in adults and children above 2 years of age. It is recommended to start with a small dosage and increase gradually. Do not stop abruptly taking this medicine as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like convulsions, behavioral disorders, tremors, and anxiety.
List of substitutes for Cloba 20 MG Tablet
Clobator 20 MG Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Frisium 20 MG Tablet
Sanofi India Ltd.
Lobazam 20 MG Tablet
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Solzam 20 MG Tablet
Strides Shasun Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Cloba 20 MG Tablet
Difficulty with swallowing
Uses of Cloba 20 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
This medicine is used in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome which is a brain disorder seen in children, characterized by different types of seizures and impaired intellectual development.
When not to use?
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to clobazam or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
This medicine may cause severe skin reactions like stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis especially the first 8 weeks of the treatment. Inform the doctor if any symptoms appear and discontinue the treatment as early as possible.
This medicine may cause suicidal behavior in some patients. This risk is especially higher on the prolonged usage of the medicine. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in behavior and mood; any such changes should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
This medicine may cause withdrawal symptoms if the usage is stopped abruptly. This risk is especially higher after prolonged usage of this medicine. The treatment should be withdrawn gradually under the close supervision of your doctor. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
This medicine should be used with caution in the patients with myasthenia gravis due to the increase in the risk of muscle weakness.
Impaired liver function
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Driving or operating machinery
Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision, drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.
Athletes are advised to not indulge in certain sports while using this medicine. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which are not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.
This medicine has the potential to cause drug dependence and abuse. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood and behavior during treatment with this medicine. Abrupt discontinuation is not recommended since it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal of therapy should be done gradually with close monitoring.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from depression and other psychiatric disorders due to the increased risk of suicidal thoughts, especially at the beginning of the treatment and at the time of dose change. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in behavior and mood. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.