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Onfi Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clobazam (Onfi)?
- What are the possible side effects of clobazam (Onfi)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clobazam (Onfi)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking clobazam (Onfi)?
- How should I take clobazam (Onfi)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Onfi)?
- What happens if I overdose (Onfi)?
- What should I avoid while taking clobazam (Onfi)?
- What other drugs will affect clobazam (Onfi)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Onfi)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Onfi)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of clobazam can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include severe drowsiness, confusion, extreme weakness, fainting, and weak or shallow breathing.
What should I avoid while taking clobazam (Onfi)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not drink alcohol while taking clobazam.
What other drugs will affect clobazam (Onfi)?
Before using clobazam, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, other sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by clobazam.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- fluvastatin (Lescol);
- indomethacin (Indocin);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- ropinirole (Requip);
- tamsulosin (Flomax);
- terbinafine (Lamisil);
- ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- tolterodine (Detrol);
- felbamate (Felbatol) or oxcarbazepine (Trileptal);
- lansoprazole (Prevacid) or omeprazole (Prilosec);
- ADHD medication such as atomoxetine (Strattera), dextroamphetamine (Adderall), methylphenidate (Ritalin, Daytana, Metadate, Concerta);
- any type of antidepressant;
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine (Aralen), pyrimethamine (Daraprim), or quinine (Qualaquin);
- cancer medicine such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Doxil), gefitinib (Iressa), letrozole (Femara), lomustine (CeeNU), or tamoxifen (Soltamox);
- cough medicine such as dextromethorphan (Robitussin Maximum Strength, Vicks 44, and others) or dihydrocodeine (Alahist DHC, J-Max DHC, Pancof-PD, Panlor, Trezix, Welltuss EXP, and others);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), captopril (Capoten), flecainide (Tambocor), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nicardipine (Cardene), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), propranolol (Inderal), quinidine (Quin-G), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medication such as delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva, Atripla), etravirine (Intelence), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), haloperidol (Haldol), risperidone (Risperdal), and others; or
- pain medicine such as codeine (Tylenol #3), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with clobazam. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clobazam.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Onfi Information
- Onfi Drug Interactions Center: clobazam oral
- Onfi Side Effects Center
- Onfi FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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