Klonopin is an anti-anxiety drug that's often prescribed for anxiety accompanying bipolar disorder, panic disorder and some seizure disorders. Its generic name is clonazepam. Klonopin works by lowering abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
This drug is also sometimes prescribed to treat symptoms of akithisia , a problem with physical restlessness that can occur as a side effect of antipsychotic medications and a few other drugs.
It's important that your doctor and pharmacist know about all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products (especially St. John's wort ), and all supplements you're taking. There is a long list of medications that might interact badly with Klonopin. The most common are:
Cold and allergy medications
For a more complete list, see Clonazepam under "What special precautions should I follow?"
Generic Name: CLONAZEPAM - ORAL Pronounced: (klo-NAY-zeh-pam) Klonopin Oral Uses
Clonazepam is used to prevent and control seizures. This
medication is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used
to treat panic attacks. Clonazepam works by calming your brain and nerves. It
belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.
How To Use Klonopin Oral
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist
before you start taking clonazepam and each time you get a refill. If you have
any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor,
usually 2 or 3 times daily.
Do not remove the tablet from its pouch until you are
ready to take it. Dry your hands before handling the medication. Open the pouch
and peel back the foil layer. Do not push the tablet through the foil because
it may get damaged. Place the dose in your mouth where it will quickly
dissolve. You can th...
I've had some anxiety issues lately, so several days ago I decided to take one of my "as needed" medications, Klonopin (generic name clonazepam), which is an anti-anxiety drug in the benzodiazepine family. I took it at bedtime, slept well, and felt better the next day, so the second night I took another.
The next day I was a zombie. I couldn't focus on anything and could barely keep my eyes open. I wound up going back to bed in the early afternoon for several more hours' sleep. I did not take Klonopin that night, and on the following day I felt normal again.
That day I looked up the half-life of Klonopin and found that it's listed in most sources as being 30-40 hours - some saying as much as 60 hours.
"Half-life" is the amount of time it takes for half of the drug to leave your system, and then for half the remaining amount to be gone, and so on. Using the lowest figure for Klonopin would mean 50% of the drug remains after 30 hours, 25% after 60 hours, 12.5% after...
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