About Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s
Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s belongs to a group of medications called Benzodiazepines (BZD) that are primarily used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and prevention of seizures (fits) due to epilepsy.
An anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of excessive fear or worry, that affects an individual’s daily activities. On the other hand, Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by episodes of seizures (fits). In this condition, there is a chemical change in the brain cells (neurons) that leads to a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain followed by sudden jerky movements of limbs or a part of the body.
Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s works by increasing levels of brain cell (neuron) calming chemical, known as gamma-amino-butyric-acid (GABA) in your brain, that helps to relieve anxiety, stop seizures attacks (fits), and cause relaxation of the tense muscles. Besides this, Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s also relieves temporary insomnia (sleeplessness) due to anxiety disorders.
You can take Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, light-headedness or dizziness. Most of these side effects of Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, please reach out to your doctor.
Do not take this medicine if you have any lung disease, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), sleeping disorders or difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea), severe liver disease, or a problem with alcohol or other prescription drugs. Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s is a habit-forming drug and, hence there is a risk of forming a dependence on this medicine. Therefore, before stopping this medicine, consult your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, increased heart rate, tremor, or general unwell feeling.
Uses of Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s
Anxiety disorder, Epilepsy
When you take Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s, you will have an increase in chemical messenger (GABA neurotransmitter) in your body. It decreases the feeling of nervousness, stress, and anxiety that leads to a state of calmness and relaxation. Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s benefits people who struggle with anxiety and worries in daily life. Regular intake of the prescribed dose of Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s improves social-life as well as your ability and performance at work and general wellbeing. Besides this, in conditions of mania, Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s reduces the need for antipsychotic drugs needed to keep mania attack under control and hence the associated side effects.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s
Like all medicines, Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should contact your doctor if you face side effects like daytime drowsiness, disturbed sleep, feeling of light-headedness, dizziness, or muscle weakness. In rare cases, you may observe difficulty in concentration, restlessness or a state of confusion. Most of the side effects of Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Taking Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s with opioid medicines can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems, coma, and death. Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s should be taken with extreme caution in patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse. Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s may affect your ability to drive or operate heavy machinery if taken with alcohol. So, if you feel excess suicidal thoughts, difficulty in concentration, sleep disturbances, dizziness, or, sleepiness let your doctor know about this. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before taking it as it is a Category D pregnancy medication. Do not take Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s if you are allergic to any benzodiazepine class of drugs (diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, bromazepam, or flurazepam), suffer from lung disease, liver disease, glaucoma, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) or have difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea).
Drug-Drug Interaction: This medicine may have interaction with antianxiety or antiepileptic medicines (like carbamazepine, fluvoxamine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone), anti-HIV drugs (like amprenavir, ritonavir), acidity medicine (like cimetidine), disulfiram (to treat chronic alcoholism), anti TB drug (like rifampicin), anti-Parkinson’s drug (like levodopa), and asthma drugs (like theophylline). Besides this, central nervous system depressant drugs should be avoided with Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s as it may cause serious side effects.
Drug-Food Interaction: Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s may interact with a multivitamin, multi-mineral, or other herbal supplements. So, if you are using any of the OTC items please tell your doctor.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Obese people (with a BMI greater than 25) should consult a doctor before taking Lonazep 1 Tablet 10’s.