The yellow round Pill with imprint Teva 832 has been identified as Clonazepam 0.5 mg. It is supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Clonazepam is used in the treatment of panic disorder; seizure prevention; epilepsy and belongs to the drug classes benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines. Teva 832 0.5 mg is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
Teva 832 works by increasing the effects of GABA, a neurotransmitter that moderates the movement of nerve signals in the brain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clonazepam in 1975 under the brand name Klonopin for the Roche drug company. Many companies now make generic clonazepam.
Teva 832 is a controlled substance because it’s possible for people to abuse the drug or become dependent on it. In 2011 alone, there were 76,557 emergency room visits resulting from the abuse or misuse of clonazepam, an increase of 122 percent from 2004.
Teva 832 Warnings
- Teva 832 may increase your risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior.
- About one in 500 people taking medications like Teva 832 pill develop suicidal thoughts, usually within a week of starting treatment.
- After you start Teva 832, it’s important to let your doctor know if you have any thoughts of harming yourself or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, like panic attacks, restlessness, agitation, or depression.
- Friends and family members should also be on the alert for any unusual changes in your behavior.
- Research has not shown whether Teva 832 is safe and effective in treating panic attacks in anyone younger than 18. People older than 65 should also take Teva 832 with caution.
- Always tell your doctor if you have allergies to any medications, including other benzodiazepines.
Common brand names for benzodiazepines include Valium, Xanax, Librium, Dalmane, and Ativan. Teva 832 pill can interact with many medications, so make sure your doctor is aware of all medicines you take.
You should not take Teva 832 pill if you have untreated open-angle glaucoma, so tell your doctor about any eye symptoms you experience.
You also may not be able to take Teva 832 if you have severe liver disease.
Other conditions your doctor needs to know about before prescribing Teva 832 pill include:
- Lung disease
- Difficulty swallowing
- Kidney disease
- Alcohol or drug abuse
Teva 832 Withdrawal
Once you have been on Teva 832 for a significant length of time, there is some chance you will become dependent on the drug.
If this occurs, it’s dangerous to stop taking Teva 832 suddenly. Stopping suddenly can cause withdrawal symptoms and a seizure.
Withdrawal symptoms may include hallucinations, shaking, cramps, anxiety, sweating, and difficulty sleeping.
Pregnancy and Teva 832
Teva 832 pill is dangerous to take during pregnancy. There is evidence that Teva 832 may increase the risk for birth defects if you take them while pregnant.
Before taking yellow Teva 832, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. If you become pregnant while on Teva 832, tell your doctor right away.
Teva 832 is also not a safe drug to take while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor about other options if you’re considering breastfeeding while taking Teva 832.
Teva 832 Side Effects
Teva 832 has many side effects. The most common ones in people treated for seizures are drowsiness, ataxia (a type of clumsiness), and behavior changes. Let your doctor know about any side effects.
Other side effects of Teva 832 may include:
- Increased saliva
- Muscle aches
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Loss of interest in sex
- Memory loss
- Upper respiratory congestion or infection
- Decreased appetite
Serious side effects can occur. If you have any of these side effects, call your doctor right away or call 911:
- Severe rash or hives
- Trouble breathing or swallowing
- Swelling of your face, lips, or tongue
- Chest pain
- Worsening depression
- Thoughts of suicide
Teva 832 Interactions
Many drugs may affect the way Teva 832 works, and Teva 832 may affect other drugs you are taking.
It’s very important to let your doctor know about all drugs you take, including illegal drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and any herbs or supplements.
Teva 832 may interact with many other drugs that work in your brain and nervous system., including:
- Drugs to treat depression, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Other drugs used to treat seizures, including carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), and phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Drugs used to treat mental illness, including phenothiazines, thioxanthenes, and butyrophenones
- Muscle relaxants
- Sleeping pills
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Drugs used to treat fungal infections, including itraconazole (Sporanox) and ketoconazole (Nizoral)
- Narcotic pain medications
- Certain antibiotics, such as clarithromycin (Biaxin, Prevpac) and erythromycin (Erythrocin, E-mycin)
- The irregular heartbeat drug amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)
- Calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac) and verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan)
- HIV/AIDS medications, including indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), and ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)
- The heartburn drug cimetidine (Tagamet)
- St. John’s wort
Other Teva 832 Interactions
Teva 832 may make you feel drowsy and may affect your judgment.
Until you know how Teva 832 affects you, don’t drive or operate machinery.
Teva 832 and Alcohol
Don’t drink alcohol while taking Teva 832.
Alcohol may increase your risk of experiencing some of the side effects of Teva 832.
Teva 832 Dosage
Teva 832 comes in regular and dissolving tablets. Carefully remove dissolving tablets from the foil packaging. Make sure your hands are dry, and don’t push tablets through the foil. Put these tablets on your tongue right away. Your dose of Teva 832 will depend on the condition you have and your response to the drug.
Your doctor will start you at a low dose and increase your dose until you have a good response. This may take a few weeks. A typical adult dose to treat seizures may start at 1.5 mg a day, divided into three doses. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose to a maximum daily dose of 20 mg.
A child’s dose to treat seizures depends on weight.
A typical adult dose to treat panic disorder may start at 0.25 mg twice a day. After three days, your doctor may increase the dose to 1 mg a day.
You’ll most likely take Teva 832 one to three times a day at about the same time. You can take it with or without food.
Teva 832 Overdose
Overdose of Teva 832 can cause sleepiness, confusion, diminished reflexes, and coma. If an overdose occurs, call a poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If you or someone else has symptoms of an overdose, call 911.
Missed Dose of Teva 832
You should take Teva 832 only exactly as directed by your doctor.
Taking more Teva 832 than prescribed by your doctor may increase the risk for dependence.
Don’t suddenly stop taking Teva 832 on your own because this can cause withdrawal symptoms.
If you miss a dose of Teva 832, take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
If it’s almost time for your next regular dose, however, skip the missed dose.
Don’t double your dose to make up for the missed one. SEE: Can Teva 832 Get You High