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(clobazam) Tablets and Oral Suspension
Table 4: Description
|Dosage Forms:||Tablet and Oral Suspension|
|Route of Administration:||Oral|
|Established Pharmacologic Class of Drug:||Benzodiazepine|
|Chemical Name:||7-Chloro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-1H-1,5 benzodiazepine-2,4(3H,5H)-dione|
Clobazam is a white or almost white, crystalline powder with a slightly bitter taste; is slightly soluble in water, sparingly soluble in ethanol, and freely soluble in methylene chloride. The melting range of clobazam is from 182-185°C. The molecular formula is C16H13O2N2Cl and the molecular weight is 300.7.
Each ONFI tablet contains 10 mg or 20 mg of clobazam. Tablets also contain as inactive ingredients: corn starch, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and talc.
ONFI is also available for oral administration as an off-white suspension containing clobazam at a concentration of 2.5 mg/mL. Inactive ingredients include magnesium aluminum silicate, xanthan gum, citric acid monohydrate, disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, simethicone emulsion, polysorbate 80, methylparaben, propylparaben, propylene glycol, sucralose, maltitol solution, berry flavor, purified water.
What are the possible side effects of clobazam (Onfi)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Stop using clobazam and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/4/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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