Clonazepam Tablets- This Tablet comes under the branding of ZENA-2 and belongs to the group of medications called benzodiazepines, primarily used to treat seizures or fits due to epilepsy, panic disorder, and involuntary muscle spasms. This medicine may also be used to treat restless leg syndrome. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that produces recurrent seizures. Seizures occur due to a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain that disrupts its normal functioning. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by frequent episodes of panic or fear.
This medicine contains clonazepam, which works by increasing the level of a calming chemical known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. This helps relieve anxiety and seizures (fits). It also helps relax the tense muscles. Thereby, it aids in the treatment of seizures, panic disorder, and involuntary muscle spasms. This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug and is also used to treat panic attacks.
Is it safe to take this medicine and alcohol together?
No, it is not at all recommended to take alcohol with your dose since it can cause breathing problems, sleepiness, and heart problems. Taking it with alcohol may make you sleepy and your breathing may become so shallow that you may not wake up. This may even lead to death.
Can I stop taking this medicine if I start feeling better?
No, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as you may experience withdrawal effects like depression, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, irritability, sweating, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Stopping it suddenly may even bring back the symptoms.
Are there any foods we need to avoid while taking it?
Yes, you should avoid taking foods containing caffeine such as tea, coffee, chocolates, etc., while taking this medicine. This is because caffeine stimulates your brain and Clonazepam calms the brain.
Can I stop taking this medicine on my own?
Do not stop taking this tablet until instructed by your doctor. Stopping it may cause withdrawal symptoms like seizures that do not stop, hallucinations, shaking, and stomach and muscle cramps. Your doctor may lower the dose gradually to prevent this.
How does it work?
This medicine works for boosts gamma-aminobutyric acid levels (GABA) in the brain, which helps to ease anxiety, stop seizures (fits), and relax tense muscles.