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Clobazam Disease Interactions

There are 3 disease interactions with clobazam:

Major

Benzodiazepines (applies to clobazam) acute alcohol intoxication

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

The use of benzodiazepines with alcohol is not recommended. Patients with acute alcohol intoxication exhibit depressed vital signs. The central nervous system depressant effects of benzodiazepines may be additive with those of alcohol, and severe respiratory depression and death may occur. Therapy with benzodiazepines should be administered cautiously in patients who might be prone to acute alcohol intake.

References

  1. "Product Information. Doral (quazepam)." Wallace Laboratories, Cranbury, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Versed (midazolam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Valium (diazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. ProSom (estazolam)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  5. "Product Information. Librium (chlordiazepoxide)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  6. "Product Information. Ativan (lorazepam)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  7. "Product Information. Halcion (triazolam)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  8. "Product Information. Klonopin (clonazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  9. "Product Information. Xanax (alprazolam)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  10. "Product Information. Restoril (temazepam)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  11. "Product Information. Dalmane (flurazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  12. "Product Information. Tranxene (clorazepate)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  13. "Product Information. Serax (oxazepam)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
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Major

Benzodiazepines (applies to clobazam) drug dependence

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Drug Abuse/Dependence

Benzodiazepines have the potential to cause dependence and abuse. Tolerance as well as physical and psychological dependence can develop, particularly after prolonged use and/or excessive dosages. However, abrupt cessation following continual use of as few as 6 weeks at therapeutic levels has occasionally precipitated withdrawal symptoms. Addiction- prone individuals, such as those with a history of alcohol or substance abuse, should be under careful surveillance when treated with benzodiazepines. It may be prudent to refrain from dispensing large quantities of medication to these patients. After prolonged use or if dependency is suspected, withdrawal of benzodiazepine therapy should be undertaken gradually using a dosage- tapering schedule. If withdrawal symptoms occur, temporary reinstitution of benzodiazepines may be necessary.

References

  1. "Product Information. Halcion (triazolam)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. Specht U, Boenigk HE, Wolf P "Discontinuation of clonazepam after long-term treatment." Epilepsia 30 (1989): 458-63
  3. Rickels K, Schweizer E, Csanalosi I, Case WG, Chung H "Long-term treatment of anxiety and risk of withdrawal. Prospective comparison of clorazepate and buspirone." Arch Gen Psychiatry 45 (1988): 444-50
  4. "Product Information. Klonopin (clonazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  5. "Product Information. Restoril (temazepam)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  6. Patterson WM "Triazolam withdrawal." J Clin Psychiatry 49 (1988): 369
  7. Robinson GM, Sellers EM "Diazepam withdrawal seizures." Can Med Assoc J 126 (1982): 944-5
  8. Berlin RM, Conell LJ "Withdrawal symptoms after long-term treatment with therapeutic doses of flurazepam: a case report." Am J Psychiatry 140 (1983): 488-90
  9. Jaffe R, Gibson E "Clonazepam withdrawal psychosis." J Clin Psychopharmacol 6 (1986): 193
  10. Schneider LS, Syapin PJ, Pawluczyk S "Seizures following triazolam withdrawal despite benzodiazepine treatment." J Clin Psychiatry 48 (1987): 418-9
  11. "Product Information. Xanax (alprazolam)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  12. "Product Information. Doral (quazepam)." Wallace Laboratories, Cranbury, NJ.
  13. Hayward P, Wardle J, Higgitt A, Gray J "Changes in ''withdrawal symptoms'' following discontinuation of low-dose diazepam." Psychopharmacology (Berl) 125 (1996): 392-7
  14. Kroboth PD, Bertz RJ, Smith RB "Acute tolerance to triazolam during continuous and step infusions: estimation of the effect offset rate constant." J Pharmacol Exp Ther 264 (1993): 1047-55
  15. Browne JL, Hauge KJ "A review of alprazolam withdrawal." Drug Intell Clin Pharm 20 (1986): 837-41
  16. Finley PR, Nolan PE, Jr "Precipitation of benzodiazepine withdrawal following sudden discontinuation of midazolam." DICP 23 (1989): 151-2
  17. Fontaine R, Chouinard G, Annable L "Rebound anxiety in anxious patients after abrupt withdrawal of benzodiazepine treatment." Am J Psychiatry 141 (1984): 848-52
  18. Keshavan MS, Moodley P, Eales M, Joyce E, Yeragani VK "Delusional depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal." Can J Psychiatry 33 (1988): 626-7
  19. Hauser P, Devinsky O, De Bellis M, Theodore WH, Post RM "Benzodiazepine withdrawal delirium with catatonic features. Occurrence in patients with partial seizure disorders." Arch Neurol 46 (1989): 696-9
  20. Ryan GP, Boisse NR "Experimental induction of benzodiazepine tolerance and physical dependence." J Pharmacol Exp Ther 226 (1983): 100-7
  21. Heritch AJ, Capwell R, Roy-Byrne PP "A case of psychosis and delirium following withdrawal from triazolam." J Clin Psychiatry 48 (1987): 168-9
  22. Bond WS, Berwish NJ, Swift B "Severe withdrawal syndrome after substitution of a short-acting benzodiazepine for a long-acting benzodiazepine." Drug Intell Clin Pharm 19 (1985): 742-4
  23. Roy-Byrne PP, Sullivan MD, Cowley DS, Ries RK "Adjunctive treatment of benzodiazepine discontinuation syndromes - a review." J Psychiatr Res 27 Suppl (1993): 143-53
  24. Busto U, Sellers EM, Naranjo CA, et al "Withdrawal reaction after long-term therapeutic use of benzodiazepines." N Engl J Med 315 (1986): 854-9
  25. MacKinnon GL, Parker WA "Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome: a literature review and evaluation." Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 9 (1982): 19-33
  26. "Product Information. Valium (diazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
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  28. Pierce MW, Shu VS, Groves LJ "Safety of estazolam. The United States clinical experience." Am J Med 88 (1990): s12-7
  29. Ananth J "Abstinence syndrome from therapeutic doses of oxazepam." Can J Psychiatry 28 (1983): 592
  30. "Product Information. Tranxene (clorazepate)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  31. "Product Information. Librium (chlordiazepoxide)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  32. "Product Information. Ativan (lorazepam)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  33. "Product Information. Serax (oxazepam)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  34. Pecknold JC "Discontinuation reactions to alprazolam in panic disorder." J Psychiatr Res 27 (1993): 155-70
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  39. Hersch EL, Billings RF "Acute confusional state with status petit mal as a withdrawal syndrome: and five year follow-up." Can J Psychiatry 33 (1988): 157-9
  40. Tien AY, Gujavarty KS "Seizure following withdrawal from triazolam." Am J Psychiatry 142 (1985): 1516-7
  41. Finer MJ "Habituation to chlordiazepoxide in an alcoholic population." JAMA 213 (1970): 1342
  42. Rosebush PI, Mazurek MF "Catatonia after benzodiazepine withdrawal." J Clin Psychopharmacol 16 (1996): 315-9
  43. Rigby J, Harvey M, Davies DR "Mania precipitated by benzodiazepine withdrawal." Acta Psychiatr Scand 79 (1989): 406-7
  44. "Product Information. Dalmane (flurazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  45. "Product Information. ProSom (estazolam)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  46. Howe JG "Lorazepam withdrawal seizures." Br Med J 280 (1980): 1163-4
  47. Petursson H, Lader MH "Benzodiazepine dependence." Br J Addict 76 (1981): 133-45
  48. Lapierre YD, Labelle A "Manic-like reaction induced by lorazepam withdrawal." Can J Psychiatry 32 (1987): 697-8
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Moderate

Benzodiazepines (applies to clobazam) depression

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Psychosis

Benzodiazepines depress the central nervous system and may cause or exacerbate mental depression and cause suicidal behavior and ideation. Episodes of mania and hypomania have also been reported in depressed patients treated with some of these agents. Therapy with benzodiazepines should be administered cautiously in patients with a history of depression or other psychiatric disorders. Patients should be monitored for any changes in mood or behavior. It may be prudent to refrain from dispensing large quantities of medication to these patients.

References

  1. "Product Information. Halcion (triazolam)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. "Product Information. Klonopin (clonazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Restoril (temazepam)." Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Tranxene (clorazepate)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  5. "Product Information. Serax (oxazepam)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  6. "Product Information. Librium (chlordiazepoxide)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  7. "Product Information. Ativan (lorazepam)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  8. "Product Information. Valium (diazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  9. "Product Information. ProSom (estazolam)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  10. "Product Information. Doral (quazepam)." Wallace Laboratories, Cranbury, NJ.
  11. "Product Information. Xanax (alprazolam)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  12. "Product Information. Dalmane (flurazepam)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
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Clobazam drug interactions

There are 477 drug interactions with clobazam

Clobazam alcohol/food interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with clobazam

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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