Warnings:

Taking clobazam with opioid medications (such as codeine, hydrocodone) may increase your risk of very serious side effects, including death. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of clobazam that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, difficulty waking up.

Warnings:

Taking clobazam with opioid medications (such as codeine, hydrocodone) may increase your risk of very serious side effects, including death. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of clobazam that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, difficulty waking up.

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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 Clobazam Film

Read the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use 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, usually once or twice daily. If you are taking this medication once daily, then take it at bedtime. If you are taking this medication in divided doses, take the larger dose at bedtime.

The dosage is based on your age, weight, medical condition, and response to treatment.

Apply the medication on top of the tongue and let it dissolve. Do not chew, spit, talk, or drink any liquids while the medication is dissolving. Swallow saliva normally as the medication is dissolving. If your dose is for more than one film, let the first film fully dissolve before using the next film.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as headache, trouble sleeping, restlessness, shaking, hallucinations/confusion, seizures). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used clobazam for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.

Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

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