CLOBAZAM- clobazam solution 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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Medication Guide

Clobazam
Oral Suspension
C-IV

(kloe′ ba zam)

Rx only

What is the most important information I should know about clobazam?

Clobazam is a benzodiazepine medicine. Taking benzodiazepines with opioid medicines, alcohol, or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems (respiratory depression), coma, and death. Get emergency help right away if any of the following happens:
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shallow or slowed breathing
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breathing stops (which may lead to the heart stopping)
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excessive sleepiness (sedation)
 
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how taking clobazam with opioids affects you.
Risk of abuse, misuse, and addiction. There is a risk of abuse, misuse, and addiction with benzodiazepines, including clobazam, which can lead to overdose and serious side effects including coma and death.
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Serious side effects including coma and death have happened in people who have abused or misused benzodiazepines, including clobazam. These serious side effects may also include delirium, paranoia, suicidal thoughts or actions, seizures, and difficulty breathing. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you get any of these serious side effects.
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You can develop an addiction even if you take clobazam as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
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Take clobazam exactly as your healthcare provider prescribed.
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Do not share your clobazam with other people.
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Keep clobazam in a safe place and away from children.
Physical dependenceand withdrawal reactions. Clobazam can cause physical dependence andwithdrawal reactions.
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Do not suddenly stop taking clobazam. Stopping clobazam suddenly can cause serious and life-threatening side effects, including, unusual movements, responses, or expressions, seizures, sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes, depression, seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear, an extreme increase in activity or talking, losing touch with reality, and suicidal thoughts or actions. Call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you get any of these symptoms.
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Some people who suddenly stop benzodiazepines have symptoms that can last for several weeks to more than 12 months, including, anxiety, trouble remembering, learning, or concentrating, depression, problems sleeping, feeling like insects are crawling under your skin, weakness, shaking, muscle twitching, burning or prickling feeling in your hands, arms, legs or feet, and ringing in your ears.
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Physical dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Your healthcare provider can tell you more about the differences between physical dependence and drug addiction.
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Do not take more clobazam than prescribed or take clobazam for longer than prescribed.
Clobazamcan make you sleepy or dizzy, and can slow your thinking and motor skills.
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Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how clobazam affects you.
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Do not drink alcohol or take other drugs that may make you sleepy or dizzy while taking clobazam until you talk to your healthcare provider.When taken with alcohol or drugs that cause sleepiness or dizziness, clobazam may make your sleepiness or dizziness much worse.
Serious skin reactions have been seen when clobazamis taken with other medicines and may require stopping its use. Do not stop taking clobazam without first talking to your healthcare provider.
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A serious skin reaction can happen at any time during your treatment with clobazam, but is more likely to happen within the first 8 weeks of treatment. These skin reactions need to be treated right away.
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Call your healthcare provider immediately if you have skin blisters, rash, sores in the mouth, hives or any other allergic reaction.
Like other antiepileptic medicines, clobazam may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

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thoughts about suicide or dying
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new or worse depression
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feeling agitated or restless
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trouble sleeping (insomnia)
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acting aggressive, being angry or violent
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other unusual changes in behavior or mood
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attempts to commit suicide
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new or worse anxiety or irritability
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an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
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new or worse panic attacks
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acting on dangerous impulses

How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

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Pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes, in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings.
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Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider as scheduled.

Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Stopping a seizure medicine suddenly in a patient who has epilepsy can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).

Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.

What is clobazam?

Clobazam is a prescription medicine used along with other medicines to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in people 2 years of age or older.
Clobazam is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it contains clobazam that can be abused or lead todependence. Keep clobazam in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away clobazam may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.

It is not known if clobazam is safe and effective in children less than 2 years old.

Do not take clobazamif you:

are allergic to clobazam or any of the ingredients in clobazam oral suspension.  See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in clobazam oral suspension.

Before you take clobazam, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

have liver or kidney problems
have lung problems (respiratory disease)
have or have had depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior
use birth control medicine. Clobazam may cause your birth control medicine to be less effective. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best birth control method to use.
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Clobazam may harm your unborn baby.
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Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while taking clobazam. You and your healthcare provider will decide if you should take clobazam while you are pregnant.
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Babies born to mothers receiving benzodiazepine medications (including clobazam) late in pregnancy may be at some risk of experiencing breathing problems, feeding problems, dangerously low body temperature, and withdrawal symptoms.
If you become pregnant while taking clobazam, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry. You can register by calling 1-888-233-2334. For more information about the registry go to http://www.aedpregnancyregistry.org. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the safety of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy
Clobazam can pass into breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take clobazam. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take clobazam or breastfeed. You should not do both.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking clobazam with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well clobazam or the other medications work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.

How should I take clobazam?

Take clobazam exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
Your healthcare provider will tell you how much clobazam to take and when to take it.
Clobazam oral suspension can be taken with or without food.
Shake the bottle of clobazam oral suspension right before you take each dose.
Measure your dose of clobazam oral suspension using the bottle adapter and dosing syringes that come with your clobazam oral suspension.
Read the Instructions for Use at the end of this Medication Guide for information on the right way to use clobazam oral suspension.
Your healthcare provider may change your dose if needed. Do not change your dose of clobazam without talking to your healthcare provider.
Do not stop taking clobazam without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Stopping clobazam suddenly can cause serious problems.
If you take too much clobazam, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What should I avoid while taking clobazam?

 
See “What is the most important information I should know about clobazam?”

What are the possible side effects of clobazam?

Clobazammay cause serious side effects, including: See "What is the most important information I should know about clobazam?"

The most common side effects of clobazam include:

sleepiness
cough
acting aggressive, being angry or violent
tiredness
drooling
pain with urination
difficulty sleeping
problems with breathing
constipation
fever
slurred speech

These are not all the possible side effects of clobazam. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store clobazam oral suspensions?

Store clobazam oral suspension between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]
Replace the cap securely after opening.
Store and dispense clobazam oral suspension in its original bottle in an upright position. Use clobazam oral suspension within 90 days of first opening the bottle.
After 90 days safely throw away any clobazam oral suspension that has not been used.
Keep clobazam and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of clobazam.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use clobazam for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give clobazam to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about clobazam that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in clobazam oral suspension?

Active ingredient: clobazam
Inactive ingredients: citric acid (anhydrous), magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, non-crystallizing sorbitol solution, polysorbate, propylparaben, propylene glycol, purified water, simethicone emulsion, sodium citrate dihydrate, strawberry flavor, sucralose, and xanthan gum.

Distr. by: West-Ward
Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Eatontown, NJ 07724

For more information about clobazam, please contact West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp. 1-800-962-8364.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

10010805/02

Revised February 2021

Revised: 2/2021
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp.