Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health

Klonopin

(clonazepam)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Mental health
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Controls seizures and helps you relax.

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Klonopin (Clonazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and to treat seizures. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.

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Upsides

  • Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness.
  • Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks).
  • Can be used alone or with other medicines to treat seizures.
  • Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to other benzodiazepines.
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Downsides

  • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Most people find that it gets less effective over time.
How it works

Klonopin (Clonazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and muscle spasms, and causes sleepiness.

What to expect when you take Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder

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Side effect rates for Klonopin (clonazepam)

868 From clinical trials of Klonopin / Panic disorder
  • Drowsiness
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection
  • Dizziness
  • Low mood disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Coordination abnormal
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Memory disturbance
  • Flu
  • Sinus inflammation

Risks and Warnings for Klonopin (clonazepam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Taking longer than 4 weeks
    • History of drug abuse

    If you use Klonopin (Clonazepam) for 4 weeks or more, it's likely that your body will develop tolerance to it, which means that more and more of the medication is needed to achieve the same effect. You're also likely to become physically dependent on the medication, which means that you'll feel withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it all at once. You can avoid withdrawal by weaning off of the medication very slowly with the help of a doctor. Take only the prescribed dose to minimize risks of abuse and overdose. Klonopin (Clonazepam) should not be used by people with a history of drug abuse if an alternative medication is available.

Common concerns from people taking Klonopin (clonazepam)

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Alcohol
  • Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Not safe to use with alcohol.
  • DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. Makes you an extreme lightweight
Sleep
  • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and salivation.
  • Take it in the evening before you go to sleep, it keeps you even throughout the next day. Make sure to not take it too late, otherwise drowsiness can occur in the AM
  • It made me very sleepy and relaxed when I first took it but it relieved anxious feelings on the spot. Works way better than Xanax for me.. Plus it lasts longer
  • I experienced some drowsiness for a little less than a week, and would feel a little dizzy and unbalanced whenever I'd stand up or move quickly for a little more than a week. I did also have a problem with my short term memory for maybe two months, which was difficult, but my doctor said that symptom could have been because of klonopin and/or another med I was taking. I haven't experienced those since and it was definitely worth it. This med was like night and day.