Generic Name: Clonazepam 1 mg
Teva 833 is a green, round tablet which contains 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg clonazepam, a benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs affecting chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in some people. Clonazepam is a seizure medicine, also called an anti-epileptic drug.
Clonazepam is used to prevent and control seizures. This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug and is used in the treatment of benzodiazepine withdrawal; panic disorder; anxiety; sleep paralysis; bipolar disorder, and many more.
How to use Clonazepam
Take clonazepam as prescribed and follow all directions in the prescription label. Do not immediately stop taking this medication or increase/decrease the dosage without doctor’s advice. Do not take more often or for a longer period of time. Conditions may worsen or this can have harmful effects.
Dosage varies with age, weight (children), medical condition, and response to treatment. This medication is usually started a lower dose to minimize side effects.
Withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, mental/mood changes, shaking, stomach/muscle cramps may be experienced if you suddenly stop taking the medication and if it has been taken for a long time. Consult your doctor on proper usage and how to minimize side effects.
This medication rarely causes addiction. There is an increased risk for drug-seeking behavior if you have abused alcohol or drug in the past.
Seizures may worsen at the start of treatment especially if you have different types of seizure disorders. Immediately consult your doctor.
Talk with your doctor if the medication doesn’t seem to work, stops working, or if symptoms persist or worsens.
Common side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, loss of coordination, or increased saliva production may occur. Consult your doctor if condition worsens or if symptoms persist.
Many people do not normally experience serious side effects however, if you experience the following symptoms, immediately report to doctor:
- new or worsening seizures;
- severe drowsiness;
- unusual changes in mood or behavior;
- confusion, aggression, hallucinations;
- thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
- weak or shallow breathing;
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; or
- unusual or involuntary eye movements.
Tell your doctor right away if these rare symptoms occur: confusion, memory problems, signs of depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, and thoughts about harming yourself.
Seek emergency help with these allergic reactions: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Talk with your doctor about side effects of this medication. Some of the symptoms are not listed above. If you consider them bothersome or unusual, immediately inform your treating physician.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or other benzodiazepines if these have been used before. Report also if you have some other types of allergies before taking this medication.
Inform the doctor before taking other medications (prescription/non-prescription drugs, herbal products, medicine, etc.) or undergoing surgery. Some of its ingredients may interact with other medicines which may cause harmful side effects.
Do not drive or operate any machinery or do activities that require alertness. Clonazepam causes drowsiness and dizziness. Caution older adults with use of this medication for risk of falls and accidents.
Clonazepam should only be used when needed. Follow doctor’s advice when taking this tablet during pregnancy. If you plan to get pregnant or feel you may be pregnant, immediately inform the doctor as this may cause harm to both mother and unborn child. This drug may also cause undesirable effects to the nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Misusing clonazepam can cause addiction, overdose or death. Keep this medication away from others and avoid selling or giving away as it is against the law.
Store clonazepam at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.