clobazam - oral, Onfi (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking clobazam, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: myasthenia gravis, glaucoma (narrow-angle), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, severe breathing problems (e.g., respiratory depression, sleep apnea), severe liver disease.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, glaucoma (open-angle), mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression, psychosis), brain disorders (e.g., head injury, brain damage), lung disease (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), muscle disorders (e.g., weakness, loss of coordination).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages since they may increase dizziness/drowsiness and also may increase the drug levels.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially drowsiness. This drug may also cause excitement instead of drowsiness in the elderly.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they are more sensitive to the effects. This drug can often cause excitement in young children instead of drowsiness.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. However, since untreated seizures are a serious condition that can harm both a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, do not stop taking this medication unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy. Since birth control pills, patches, implants, and injections may not work if taken with this medication (see also Drug Interactions section), discuss reliable forms of birth control with your doctor.This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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