Urbanyl review

Urbanyl is a benzodiazepine specifically used for the treatment of seizure disorders, which are caused by the increased electrical movement in the brain. Patients suffering from seizures may take Urbanyl. The medication can also be used to complement other anti-seizure medications when additional treatment for seizure control is necessary.

This medication can be taken by adults and children. Adults should take at least 5 milligrams of Urbanyl daily, with a maximum of 80 milligrams per day. These can be in 1-2 doses, and on an empty stomach. For children ages 2 to 16 years, the dose should be initially 5 milligrams, increasing to a maximum of 40 milligrams daily. For children under 2 years of age, the initial dose depends on the patient's body weight. Patients with decreased kidney and liver function are recommended to have lessened dose.

Follow the regular schedule as advised by your physician. In case you miss a dose, take it immediately. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and proceed to the next dose. Do not take two doses to make up for a missed dose.

Patients should immediately inform their physicians if they experience side effects from the use of Urbanyl. Common side effects include unsteadiness, dizziness, slurred speech and drowsiness. Rare side effects include pain in the stomach or abdomen, blurred vision, diarrhea, constipation, cephalalgia, muscle spam, and emesis. Patients may also experience difficulty urinating, trembling, and unusual gain in weight. Other known side effects include irregular heartbeat, anxiety, depression, agitation, convulsions, muscle weakness, low blood pressure, and changes in behavior (for example, sudden aggressiveness).

Patients with an allergy to benzodiazepines should not take Urbanyl. Also, patients with myasthenia gravis, serious liver impairment, and closed-angle glaucoma should not be taking Urbanyl. Pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding are discouraged from taking this medication.

Urbanyl is also not recommended for patients suffering from psychosis. The medication should be taken with caution by the elderly as well as debilitated individuals. Patients suffering from organic brain problems like dementia and breathing disorders like asthma are cautioned against taking this medication.

The medication may affect the patient's physical coordination and mental alertness, so those who drive or operate dangerous machinery may not be able to take Urbanyl. The physician will need to determine the effects of Urbanyl before prescribing it to these individuals.

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

Urbanyl has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of urbanyl

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

Generic name: Clobazam

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

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