clobazam - oral, Onfi
GENERIC NAME: CLOBAZAM - ORAL (KLO-buh-zamm)
BRAND NAME(S): Onfi
USES: This medication is used with other medications to help control seizures. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. This drug works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
HOW TO USE: Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking clobazam and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. If unable to swallow this medication, it may be crushed and mixed with applesauce. If you are taking this medication once daily, then take it at bedtime. If you are taking this medication in divided doses, take the largest dose at bedtime.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In infants, the dosage may also be based on weight.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as headaches, trouble sleeping, restlessness, confusion, nausea, seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.Though very unlikely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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