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Clonazepam drug description
Clonazepam oral tablet is a prescription medication sold under the brand name Klonopin. It helps treat seizures in adults and children (including absence seizures and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome).
“Clonazepam also helps to treat adults with panic disorder” (including agoraphobia).
- Clonazepam is available as an oral tablet as well as an orally disintegrating (dissolving) tablet. You can buy clonazepam online or from a local pharmacy store.
Prime information of Clonazepam
Clonazepam can cause your breathing to slow or stop, especially if you have recently used an opioid medication, alcohol, or other drugs that cause your breathing to slow.
- Never give clonazepam to anyone else. It is illegal to sell or distribute this medication.
- While taking clonazepam, some people have suicidal thoughts. Watch for changes in your mood or symptoms. Inform your doctor about any new or worsening symptoms.
- If you stop taking this medication abruptly, you may experience increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
What to know before taking clonazepam?
Do not take clonazepam if you have:
- Narrow-angle glaucoma
- Severe liver disease
- A history of allergic reaction to any benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, Ativan, Restoril, Tranxene, Valium, Versed, Xanax, and others
To ensure that this medication is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have ever had:
- Breathing difficulties
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior, depression, or mood problems
- Kidney or liver disease
When taking seizure medication, some people have suicidal thoughts. At regular check-ups, your doctor should monitor your progress. Your family or other caregivers should also monitor changes in your mood or symptoms.
- If you use clonazepam while pregnant, your baby may become dependent on it. This can result in life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after birth.
- Do not begin or discontinue seizure medication during pregnancy without first consulting your doctor. A seizure during pregnancy could be harmful to both the mother and the baby. If you become pregnant, notify your doctor right away.
- Your name may be added to a pregnancy registry if you are pregnant to monitor the effects of clonazepam on the baby.
- Breastfeeding may be unsafe while taking this medication. Inquire with your doctor about any potential risks.
- Do not give this medication to a child without first seeking medical advice. People under the age of 18 should not use clonazepam for the treatment of panic disorder.
How to take clonazepam?
Take clonazepam as prescribed by your doctor. Your dose may be adjusted occasionally by your doctor. Never take this medication in larger doses or for a longer period of time than prescribed. Inform your doctor if you have an increased desire to use this medication.
- Never give this medication to anyone else, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Addiction, overdose, or death can result from misuse. Keep the medication in a location where others will not be able to access it. It is illegal to sell or distribute clonazepam. However, you can easily order clonazepam online with a prescription.
- Even if you feel fine, do not stop taking clonazepam abruptly. Suddenly stopping this medicine may result in increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor’s recommendations for tapering your dose.
“With a full glass of water, swallow the regular tablet whole”.
- In children, clonazepam doses depend on their weight. If your child gains or loses weight, their dose requirements may change.
- You should remove an orally disintegrating tablet from its packaging only when you are ready to take it. Without chewing, place the tablet in your mouth and allow it to dissolve. Swallow the tablet several times as it dissolves.
- If this medication does not seem to be working as well in treating your seizures or panic attacks, contact your doctor.
- Doctors usually prescribe a combination of drugs to treat seizures. Use all medicines as directed by your doctor. Do not change your medication doses or schedule without consulting your doctor.
- Store Lorcet at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light.
Basics side effects of clonazepam may include:
- Feeling tired or depressed
- Memory problems
- Drowsiness, dizziness
- Problems with walking or coordination
Serious side effects
- Severe drowsiness
- New or worsening seizures
- Weak or shallow breathing
- Nightmares, hallucinations
- Unusual changes in mood or behavior
- Thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself
- Unusual or involuntary eye movements