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Clonorest Information

Clonorest, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Anxiety, Panic Attack and Disorder, Insomnia are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Clonorest have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Clonorest depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Clonorest have been listed ahead. These side effects of Clonorest are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Clonorest is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Clonorest related warnings talks about Clonorest's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Glaucoma, Alcoholism must refrain from the use of Clonorest since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Clonorest are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Clonorest may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Clonorest is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.

  1. Clonorest Benefits & Uses
  2. Clonorest Dosage & How to Take
  3. Clonorest Side Effects
  4. Clonorest Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Clonorest with Other Drugs
  6. Clonorest Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Clonorest
  8. Clonorest Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Clonorest Benefits & Uses

Clonorest is used to treat the following -

  1. Anxiety Primary
  2. Panic Attack and Disorder Primary
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Restless Legs Syndrome
  5. Insomnia Primary
  6. Burning Mouth Syndrome

Clonorest Dosage & How to Take

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Clonorest Side Effects

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

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  3. Slurred speech
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Fatigue Mild
  6. Memory problems
  7. Irritability
  8. Headache Mild
  9. Dry Mouth Mild
  10. Depression Severe
  11. Constipation Moderate
  12. Weight gain
  13. Blurred vision
  14. Vertigo Mild
  15. Cough Mild
  16. Allergic reaction
  17. Suicidal behavior
  18. Coma

Clonorest Related Warnings

Is the use of Clonorest safe for pregnant women?

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


Is the use of Clonorest safe during breastfeeding?

Clonorest may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Clonorest, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Clonorest.


What is the effect of Clonorest on the Kidneys?

Clonorest rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Clonorest on the Liver?

Clonorest is rarely harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Clonorest on the Heart?

There are no any side effects of Clonorest for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Clonorest with Other Drugs

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

Clonorest Contraindications

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

  1. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  2. Dementia
  3. Parkinson's Disease
  4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  5. Glaucoma
  6. Alcoholism
  7. Drug Addiction
  8. Respiratory Depression
  9. Liver Disease
  10. Obesity

Frequently asked Questions about Clonorest

Is this Clonorest habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Clonorest can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

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


Is it safe?

Yes, Clonorest is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Clonorest has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.


Clonorest Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Clonorest

Some foods when eaten with Clonorest can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.


Interaction between Alcohol and Clonorest

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Clonorest as it can have severe side effects.


Clonorest FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Clonorest?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Take Clonorest as advised by your doctor. Do not take it longer than prescribed. Initially, doctor prescribes this drug for a shorter duration and recommends his/her patient to follow- up/ re-visit to check for results. Taking this medicine longer than prescribed can lead to addiction because this is a habit-forming drug which can lead to drug dependency in patients.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Clonorest make you sleepy?

Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, Clonorest causes drowsiness, dizziness or sedation. It is one of the most common side effects of this medicine. Do not drive vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Question about 2 years ago

What is Clonorest?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS , General Physician

Clonorest is a brand name of Clonazepam. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepine (Hypnotics & Sedatives). It is used mainly for the treatment of seizures, epilepsy, and panic disorder. It is also used for the treatment of burning mouth syndrome and tardive dyskinesia.

Question over 1 year ago

Can Clonorest cause withdrawal symptoms?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Clonorest causes withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued. These withdrawal symptoms can include new or worsening seizures, hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), changes in behavior, sweating, uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body, stomach or muscle cramps, anxiety, or difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Clonorest cause low blood pressure?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Pulmonology

No, Clonorest does not cause low blood pressure at regular doses. However, it may cause low blood pressure if it is taken in higher doses. If you are experiencing low blood pressure after taking this drug, then please consult your doctor immediately without any further delay.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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