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Dosage of Comoben in details
The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
Because of the wide range of clinical indications for Comoben (Comoben), the optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and response of the individual patient. The dosage, therefore, should be individualized for maximum beneficial effects.
Preoperative Apprehension and Anxiety: On days preceding surgery, 5 to 10 mg orally, 3 or 4 times daily. If used as preoperative medication, 50 to 100 mg IM* 1 hour prior to surgery.
For the relief of withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism, the parenteral form* is usually used initially. If the drug is administered orally, the suggested initial dose is 50 to 100 mg, to be followed by repeated doses as needed until agitation is controlled up to 300 mg per day. Dosage should then be reduced to maintenance levels.
* See package insert for Injectable Comoben (Comoben HCI).
Comoben (Comoben HCI) Capsules are available in the following presentations:
5 mg hard gelatin capsules in bottles of 100 (NDC-0187- 3750-10), with Comoben (Comoben) 5 imprinted on the opaque green cap and ICN imprinted on the opaque yellow body.
10 mg hard gelatin capsules in bottles of 100 (NDC-0187- 3751-10), with Comoben (Comoben) 10 imprinted on the opaque black cap and ICN imprinted on the opaque green body.
25 mg hard gelatin capsules in bottles of 100 (NDC-0187- 3758-10), with Comoben (Comoben) 25 imprinted on the opaque green cap and ICN imprinted on the opaque white body.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C - 30°C (59°F - 86°F).
Vaieant Pharmaceuticals International Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Rev. July 2005. FDA rev date: 9/6/2002
What other drugs will affect Comoben?
Before taking Comoben, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
This is not a complete list and there may be other drugs that can interact with Comoben. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Comoben, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
When this drug applied simultaneously with:
- antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics), antidepressants, sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, analgesics, ethanol enhanced the inhibitory effect on central nervous system, especially when administered parenterally.
- concomitant use of antacids can delay but not reduce the absorption of Comoben.
- hormonal contraceptives increases the effectiveness of Comoben.
- with muscle relaxants may enhance the action of muscle relaxants, with levodopa - may suppress antiparkinsonian action.
- theophylline at low doses perverts sedative effect of Comoben.
- phenobarbital and phenytoin may accelerate the metabolism of Comoben. In rare cases this medication inhibits the metabolism and enhances the action of phenytoin.
- may increase the toxicity of cyclophosphamide.
- cimetidine, omeprazole, disulfiram may increase the intensity and duration of action of this medicine.
ReviewsThe results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Comoben are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Comoben. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.
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Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology