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Chlorepin is part of a group of medicaments called benzodiazepines. It is specifically prescribed for the treatment of seizure disorders, which are caused by the increased electrical movement in the brain.

Those who are suffering from seizures may take Chlorepin. The medicament can also be used to complement other anti-seizure medicaments when additional treatment for seizure control is required. It can be taken by adults and children.

Adults are required to take at least 5 milligrams of Chlorepin daily, with a maximum of 80 milligrams dosage per day. These can be taken in 1-2 dosages, and can be taken on an empty stomach. For children ages 2 to 16 years, the dosage should be initially at 5 milligrams, increasing in increments of up to 40 milligrams daily. For children who are under 2 years of age, the initial dosage depends on the body weight. Those who have decreased kidney and liver function are recommended to have lessened dosage.

Patients should see to it that they follow the regular schedule as advised by their physician. In case they miss a dose, take it immediately. If it is about time for the next dose, just skip the dose and proceed to the next dosage. Patients should not take two dosages to make up for a missed dose.

Like most medicaments, Chlorepin can cause side effects. Patients should immediately inform their physicians in case they notice side effects from the use of Chlorepin.

Some of the more common side effects of Chlorepin are unsteadiness, dizziness, slurred speech and drowsiness. Rare side effects include pain in the stomach or abdomen, blurred vision, diarrhea, costiveness, headache, muscle spam, and emesis. Patients may also experience difficulty in urinating, trembling, and unusual gain in weight.

Other side effects include irregular heartbeat, anxiety, depression, agitation, convulsions, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, and changes in behavior (for example, sudden aggressiveness).

Those who have allergy to benzodiazepines should not take Chlorepin. Likewise, patients suffering from myasthenia gravis, serious liver impairment, and closed-angle glaucoma are discouraged from taking Chlorepin. Pregnant women as well as those breastfeeding are also discouraged from taking this medicament.

Chlorepin is also not recommended for those suffering from psychosis. Likewise, the medicament should be taken with caution by the elderly as well as debilitated individuals. Those suffering from organic brain problems like dementia and breathing disorders like asthma are also cautioned against taking this medicament.

The medicament may also affect the physical coordination and mental alertness of individuals, so those who drive or operate dangerous machinery may not be recommended to take Chlorepin. Doctors may first determine the effects of Chlorepin before prescribing it to these types of individuals.

Chlorepin has also been proven to be habit-forming. Those who suddenly stopped taking Chlorepin have shown withdrawal symptoms like seizures, emesis, headache, nervousness, sleep problems, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, extreme anxiety, and memory impairment. Other symptoms may also include irritability, tension, and restlessness. Patients are advised to gradually reduce their intake of Chlorepin to prevent these symptoms.

Chlorepin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of chlorepin


• Molecular weight is 300.7396 g/mol
Chlorepin available : 10mg tablets

Generic name: Clobazam

Brand name(s): Clorepin, Frisium, Mystan, Urbadan, Urbanyl

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