PETRIL MD 0.5 Tablet 15's

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INTRODUCTION

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET contains Clonazepam which belongs to the group of medicines known as Benzodiazepines. It is used to treat seizure disorder (epilepsy) in adults and children and panic disorder with or without fear of open spaces (agoraphobia) in adults.

Epilepsy is a common condition affecting the brain and causes frequent fits or seizures (bursts of electrical activity in the brain). Symptoms include uncontrollable jerking or shaking, loss of consciousness or collapsing. Panic disorder is characterized by sudden occurrence of panic attacks or fear.

During the therapy with PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET, your doctor may conduct a blood test to determine liver function. Do not consume alcohol while taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET as it may provoke seizures or fits and may worsen side effects which may possibly lead to severe sedation.

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with myasthenia gravis, acute narrow-angle glaucoma, sleep apnoea, lung diseases and breathing problems and severe liver diseases. Consult your doctor before taking it.

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET should be taken with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver disease, severe kidney disease, low blood pressure, depression, psychosis and schizophrenia. Consult your doctor before taking it.

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it. PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless considered clearly necessary as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking it.

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET should be used with caution in children and elderly patients. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Some specific serious side effects of PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET include suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harming or unusual changes in behaviour or mood. If you have these thoughts, contact your doctor immediately.

The most common side effects of taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET are drowsiness, dizziness, problems with walking and coordination, depression, fatigue, and problems with memory. Contact your doctor in case any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET

Used to treat

  • seizures disorders
  • panic disorders

HOW PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET WORKS

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET belongs to benzodiazepines which work by enhancing the activity of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) an inhibitory neurotransmitter (a chemical in the brain).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without meals.

For Tablet, Capsule: Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

For Dispersible Tablet: Disperse the medicine in the specified quantity of water as mentioned on the label. Consume the medicine immediately after reconstitution.

For Mouth Dissolving Tablet, Orally Disintegrating Tablet: Place the medicine inside your mouth and let it dissolve completely. Do not swallow or chew the medicine.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition. Continue to take this medicine for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET

COMMON

  • sedation, drowsiness, dizziness
  • problems with walking and coordination
  • depression
  • fatigue, lethargy
  • problems with memory

UNCOMMON

  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • irritability
  • loss of libido
  • lack of motivation
  • psychomotor agitation
  • worsening of depression
  • short-term memory loss, anterograde amnesia (a type of memory loss)

RARE

  • nausea, stomach problems
  • hives, rash
  • hair loss
  • change in skin colour
  • urinary incontinence
  • rage and impulsive behaviour

Stop taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET and contact your physician immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • severe allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching, sudden swelling of the hands, feet and ankles, sudden swelling of the throat, face, lips and mouth causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • breathlessness, swelling of the ankles, cough, tiredness, palpitations, chest pain which may spread to the neck and shoulders and to the left arm
  • symptoms of being aggressive, restlessness, hyperactive, irritability, nervousness, agitated, hostile or anxious
  • problems with sleep, nightmares and abnormal dreams
  • mental problems such as seeing or hearing things that are not really there (hallucinations), psychoses, vivid dreams, acute rage, delusions (believing in things that are not real) and problems with your speech
  • inappropriate behaviour, emotional and mood changes
  • types of fits
  • self-harming thoughts
  • new or worse depression and anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • acting on dangerous impulses
  • extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea:

Take the medicine, with or just after a meal. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy food. Contact your doctor if nausea worsens.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat small meals but take them frequently. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. Contact your doctor if the stomach pain does not improve.

Dizziness:

Lie down or sit down while you feel dizzy. Avoid driving or operating any machinery until you feel fine. If the symptom persists after a week or so, contact your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk and may cause drowsiness and feeding difficulties. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET may cause drowsiness or sleepiness which can affect your ability to drive and operate machines. Do not drive or operate any machines while taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Do not consume alcohol while taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET as it may provoke seizures or fits and may worsen side effects possibly leading to serve sedation.

KIDNEY

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease. It should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET if you are allergic to Clonazepam or to other Benzodiazepines or to any other ingredients of this medicine.

LUNGS

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with lung diseases and breathing problems. It should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate lung disease. Consult your doctor before taking it.

HEART DISEASE

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET should be used with caution in patients suffering from low blood pressure. Consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • suffer from myasthenia gravis (condition in which there is a varying degree of muscle weakness)
  • suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma (increased pressure inside eye leading to damage of optic nerve)
  • suffer from sleep apnoea syndrome (sleep-related breathing disorder)
  • have rare hereditary problems such as galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency and glucose-galactose malabsorption

Before taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET inform your doctor if you:

  • suffer from depression, psychosis and schizophrenia (mental disorders)
  • suffer from porphyria (blood disorder)
  • suffer from spinal or cerebral ataxia (condition in which you are shaky, unsteady, have slurred speech and rapid eye movements)
  • suffer from amnesia (memory impairment)
  • suffer from ataxia
  • have an operation or dental treatment
  • have hypersalivation

Use in pediatrics:

Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depending on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Safety and effectiveness for children and adolescents below 18 years of age with panic disorder have not been established. Consult your doctor before taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET.

 Use in geriatrics:

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET should be taken with caution by elderly patients. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depending on age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, sodium valproate, lamotrigine, hydantoins (used for the treatment of seizures and fits)
  • cimetidine (medicine used for treatment of acidity and stomach ulcers)
  • ramipril, candesartan, amlodipine, doxazosin (medicines used for treatment of high blood pressure)
  • diazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam (medicines used to treat anxiety or to produce sleep)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (medicines used for pain management)
  • fluconazole (medicine used for fungal infections)
  • rifampicin (medicine used for tuberculosis)
  • lithium (medicine used for mental illness)
  • amitriptyline, nortriptyline, phenelzine, isocarboxazid (medicines used for depression)
  • chlorpromazine, fluphenazine (medicines used to treat psychoses)
  • baclofen (medicine used to relax muscles)
  • diphenhydramine (medicine used to treat allergies)
  • morphine, codeine (medicines used for severe pain)
  • halothane (medicine used for anaesthesia)
  • disulfiram (medicine used for alcohol withdrawal)
  • atropine (medicine used to treat low heartbeat)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage range from mild symptoms such as sleepiness, light headedness, drowsiness, confusion, lethargy, less responsive than normal and serious symptoms such as uncoordinated body movements, dysarthria (slurred speech), hypotonia, respiratory depression, low blood pressure, nystagmus (rapid eye movements).

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Clonazepam
Pharmacological Category :   Benzodiazepines
Therapeutic Indication :   Epilepsy, Panic disorder
Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Injection, Dispersible tablet, Oral disintegrating strips

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET out of sight and reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET

Is PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET a sleeping Pill?

No, PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is used to treat epilepsy and panic disorder with or without fear of open spaces (agoraphobia).

What happens when you take PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET?

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET works by increasing levels of a calming chemical called GABA in your brain. This can help to relieve anxiety, and fits or relax tense muscles.

What are the common side effects of PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET are drowsiness, dizziness, problems with walking and coordination, depression, fatigue, and problems with memory. Contact your doctor if the symptoms worsen.

Who should not take PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET?

PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with myasthenia gravis, acute narrow-angle glaucoma, sleep apnoea, lung diseases and breathing problems and severe liver diseases. Consult your doctor before taking it.

For how long should I take PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET?

The duration of treatment with PETRIL MD 0.5 TABLET as per the doctor's advice. Your doctor will evaluate you after 4 weeks of treatment in order to assess the need for continuation of treatment, especially if you do not have any symptoms. Consult your doctor for advice.

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