Insomnia or insomnia is a very common problem that each of you may have experienced. There are several ways to improve sleep quality, but sleeping pills such as clomitiazole are the last resort for insomnia, and sometimes your doctor may prescribe this medication for a short time to prevent your insomnia and sleep problems from getting worse.
Clomethiazole also has a sedative effect and is used to help relieve the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal when the person is overwhelmed.
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with clometiazole. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of clomitiazole varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised:
- The usual dose of clomtiazole for the treatment of insomnia is 1-2 capsules per day.
- The usual dose of clometiazole to reduce anxiety is 3 capsules a day.
- Your doctor will prescribe a dose of clomethiazole to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
- Swallow clomitiazole with some water and do not chew the capsule in your mouth.
- If you forget to take your daily dose of clometiazole at the scheduled time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
- Note the expiration date of clomtiazole and do not take it if it has expired.
- Never give clomitiazole to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Avoid alcohol during treatment with this drug.
- Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
Clomtiazole may cause dizziness, drowsiness or weakness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from clomtiazole (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). Use diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine). Inform yourself.
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking clomitiazole:
- If you have a history of alcohol or drug addiction.
- If you have respiratory problems or sleep apnea.
- If you decide to have a baby, get pregnant, or breastfeed your baby.
- If you have kidney or liver problems.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Headache: Drink plenty of water and ask your doctor to prescribe the right painkiller for you.
- Clogged or runny nose, pain or redness of the eyes: You may experience these side effects early in taking this medicine, but they will go away soon.
Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to clomtiazole.
- Do not take clomethiazole more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight