Clofazimine Capsule

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Clofazimine Information

Clofazimine is an allopathic medicine Secondary and off-label uses of Clofazimine have also been mentioned below. The correct dosage of Clofazimine depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Clofazimine Benefits & Uses

Clofazimine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Clofazimine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Leprosy
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, used in combination with 2 other antileprosy drugs
Geriatric
  • Disease: Leprosy
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, used in combination with 2 other antileprosy drugs


Clofazimine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Clofazimine is used -

Common

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rash
  • Itching or burning
  • Dry Skin
  • Dry eyes

Clofazimine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Clofazimine safe for pregnant women?


    Clofazimine can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Clofazimine, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Clofazimine safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Clofazimine. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Clofazimine on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Clofazimine on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Clofazimine on the Liver?


    Information about safety of Clofazimine for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Clofazimine on the Heart?


    No research work has been carried out till date on effects of Clofazimine on heart. So it is not known whether taking Clofazimine will cause side effects on heart or not.

    Unknown


Severe Interaction of Clofazimine with Other Drugs

Clofazimine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Clofazimine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Clofazimine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Clofazimine

  • Is this Clofazimine habit forming or addictive?


    Clofazimine does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Clofazimine you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Clofazimine only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Clofazimine in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Clofazimine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Clofazimine


    Taking Clofazimine with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Clofazimine


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Clofazimine and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 781-782

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lamprene® (clofazimine)



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