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 am suffering from extreme chronic depression and panic disorder. Can Xanax and Klonopin help? Have other people experienced added depression with Klonopin? The reality is that everyone is different. Some people think certain meds have only limited uses (for example, "Xanax should only be for occasional symptoms") while others think differently ("some patients can experience complete remission of depression with only Xanax.") In reality, we have some guidelines, we have our clinical experience, and, most importantly, what you tell us. My tendency is to listen to the patient, not the diagnosis. Many benzos can have strange effects: for example, rather than sedate you, they may make you feel wired. So can it happen? Yes. But generally these drugs cause fairly predictable outcomes. As above, it's most important that you tell your doctor everything, including prior experience with all medications, whether pre...
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