Safety For Long-term Consumption Of Clobazam Drugs?
Good afternoon … I am 38 years old, recently my stomach acid is often recurring and has been treated, and the doctor diagnoses if I have dyspepsia and anxiety state, because my chest is often pounding, difficult, restless and cold sweat, to overcome anxiety The doctor gave clobazam medication 10mg 2×1 for morning and evening, after the control returned, the doctor reduced the dose to 1x a day, that is at night, what I want to ask is the danger if I continue to take clobazam medicine? I don’t depend on this drug if I don’t drink, how can I get anxious over the long term without having to take this clobazam medicine..I’m so scared..please answer my question … thanks a lot 🙏
Hello Indah, Thank you for the question.
Clobazam is a benzodiazepine class of drugs used to treat spasms, relax muscles, and deal with anxiety disorders. This class of drug can indeed cause dependence, especially if not consumed as indicated or taken carelessly without doctor's advice. If indeed this drug is given by a doctor, the doctor will usually continue to adjust the drug dose to the symptoms that you are experiencing; as has already happened, the doctor reduced the frequency of drug administration from twice to once a day. Did not rule out the possibility that doctors can stop using this drug if the symptoms are handled properly.
Another treatment that you should do is consult with a psychologist. Psychologists need to ask questions and answers to understand your condition and provide further treatment in the form of psychological therapy. In addition, you can also make other recommendations such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle with adequate istitrahat, consuming nutritious food and adequate water consumption, and exercising regularly. You can also try to follow meditation or yoga. If consulting with a psychologist and general practitioner / internist isn't enough to treat your symptoms, your doctor will usually refer you to a psychiatrist.
I hope this helps.