Antelepsin review

Antelepsin is a medication that belongs to a group called benzodiazepine, which also includes diazepam or Valium and flurazepam. Antelepsin enhances the effects of the GABA neurotransmitter, which inhibits activity in the brain.

Adults and children suffering from various types of seizures may take Antelepsin such as akinetic, petit mal, and myoclonus seizure. It is also effective in relieving short-term mood condition symptoms. It can be used to complement other medications for seizure disorders.

Dosage of Antelepsin depends on the needs of the patient. Adults suffering from seizures take 1.5 milligrams three times a day. The dosage can then be increased up to 1 milligram daily until the seizures are controlled. For patients with panic disorders the initial dose is .25 milligrams taken twice a day. The dose can then be increased up to 1 milligram a day after 3 days.

The most common side effect associated with the use of Antelepsin is sedation. Almost half the patients who use Antelepsin have experienced sedation, while 1/3 of the patients experience dizziness, unsteadiness, and weakness. Other side effects may include headache, difficulty in sleeping, loss of orientation and depression.

The use of Antelepsin can also result in physical dependence typical with all benzodiazepines. Those who suddenly stopped using the medication may feel side effects such as insomnia and agitation. Those who use Antelepsin for a longer period than prescribed by a physician may experience muscle cramping, seizure, vomiting, tremors, and sweating.

Like most antiepileptic medications, the use of Antelepsin results in an increased risk of users having a suicidal behavior. Those who use Antelepsin should balance such risk with the clinical requirement for antiepileptic medication.

Antelepsin also heightens the effects of medications that slow down the brain processes such as alcohol, narcotics, and barbiturates.

Pregnant women are discouraged from using Antelepsin since it has been linked to fetal damage especially in the first few months of the pregnancy. Most doctors discourage women from taking Antelepsin throughout pregnancy.

Before taking Antelepsin, users should inform their doctors if they have any allergy especially to benzodiazepines such as lorazepam and diazepam. Patients who have had liver illness, glaucoma, medication dependency, kidney illness, breathing disorder, and mental disorder should divulge their conditions before agreeing to take this medication.

The use of Antelepsin may make a patient dizzy or drowsy, so one should be cautious when driving or operating machinery. The elderly are also more susceptible to the side effects of Antelepsin such as confusion and somnolence.

Antelepsin can have serious interaction with sodium oxybate. If a patient is presently using the medication, he or she must immediately inform their physician before beginning to take Antelepsin. Patients should also tell their doctors of the medications - whether prescription or non-prescription - that they are taking.

Anti-depressants such as fluoxetine, nefazodone, fluvoxamine can also have interactions with Antelepsin. Likewise other medications that result in somnolence such as antihistamines, anti-mood condition, and anti-seizure medications may interact negatively with Antelepsin.

Antelepsin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of antelepsin

• Molecular formula of antelepsin is C15H10ClN3O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 6-(2-chlorophenyl)-9-nitro-2,5-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undeca-5,8,10,12-tetraen-3-one
• Molecular weight is 315.711 g/mol
Antelepsin available : 0.5mg tablets, 1mg tablets, 2mg tablets

Generic name: Clonazepam

Brand name(s): Antilepsin, Chlonazepam, Cloazepam, Clonazepamum, Clonopin, Iktorivil, Klonopin, Landsen, Rivotril

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