1. What is the patient taking this medicine?
Panic disorder without agoraphobia
2. What happens if the patient does not take the medicine?
The intensity and duration of panic attacks could last longer
3. What are the life style changes that would help the patient increase the effectiveness of the medicine?
Talk to your doctor about eating grapefruit and drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine. At this time there have been no studies that have proven any changes are necessary however it is always good practice to eat a less fatty diet, drink plenty of water and exercise daily.
4. How should the patient store the medication?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication
5. Should the patient take it with or without food?
You can take this medication with or without food and it is advisable that you take it the same time every day.
6. What happens if they miss a dose?
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.
7. What are the special warnings about the medications?
Until you know how your body reacts to this medication, do not make life altering decisions or drive heavy equipment.
8. Explain the major and most common adverse effects of the medicine to the patient and what they should do to manage the side effects or their potential risk?
Drowsiness, dizziness, unsteadiness, problems with coordination, difficulty thinking or remembering, increased saliva, muscle/joint pain, frequent urination, blurred vision and changes in sex drive/ability
9. What should they be aware of?
Clonazepam can be...