Also known as: Clonazepam
Azpax results in a depression of the activities of the central nervous system. This depression is not meant to designate a feeling of depressed mood, although some people may experience depressed mood as a side effect of Azpax use. It instead relates to a reduction in the rate of activity of the cells in the brain. This reduction in the rate of brain activity affects several cognitive functions, most notably the ability to form new memories. Memories are formed in the brain as a result of increased activity of neurons, and a person using a benzodiazepine like Azpax will experience a dampening of these processes that can interfere with the ability to form new memories while one is taking the drug.
There is some evidence that cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention, visual spatial skills, and even intellect, might be affected as a result of long-term benzodiazepine abuse; however, the research in this area is limited due to many of the subjects in the studies having a history of abusing benzodiazepines and other substances, such as alcohol.
Take Azpax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Never use clonazepam in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if you feel an increased urge to use more of this medicine.
Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. MISUSE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
You will need frequent medical tests.
Do not stop using Azpax suddenly, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may cause increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.
Swallow the regular tablet whole, with a full glass of water.
Clonazepam doses are based on weight in children. Your child's dose needs may change if the child gains or loses weight.
Remove an orally disintegrating tablet from the package only when you are ready to take the medicine. Place the tablet in your mouth and allow it to dissolve, without chewing. Swallow several times as the tablet dissolves.
Your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis.
Call your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your seizures or panic attacks.
Seizures are often treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep track of your medicine. You should be aware if anyone is using it improperly or without a prescription.
Detailed Azpax dosage information
Treatment after Overdose. If a person accidentally overdoses on Xanax, Valium, or Azpax due to interactions with prescription medications, this is unlikely a sign of addiction or abuse. However, if the overdose was the result of benzodiazepine abuse of any kind, help is needed.
Tablets should be kept at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).