Klonopin

(Clonazepam)

3.8/ 5 average rating with 767 reviewsforKlonopin
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Controls seizures and helps you relax.

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Our bottom line

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.

Quick facts about Klonopin
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (clonazepam)
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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.

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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.

Quick facts about Klonopin
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (clonazepam)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
People’s experience with Klonopin

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

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Side effect rates for Klonopin (Clonazepam)

From 868 clinical trials of Klonopin when taken for panic disorder
  • Somnolence
  • Dizziness
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Coordination Abnormal
  • Ataxia
  • Memory Disturbance
  • Sinusitis
  • Influenza

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
  • Not safe to use with 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.
  • Reviewed Klonopinon 2/16/2017DO NOT MIX WITH ALCOHOL. Makes you an extreme lightweight
    22
    Woman
    Seizures
Sleep
  • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and salivation.
  • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Reviewed Klonopinon 12/31/2015It 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
    19
    Woman
    A few months
    Panic disorder
  • Reviewed Klonopinon 11/29/2016I 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.
    20
    Woman
    Panic disorder
  • Reviewed Klonopinon 3/22/2017for me, it causes drowsiness if i take it too late in the day causing me to nap until like late and then i have to sleep again. twice a day works best for m. It has changed my life switching from Xanax to Klonopin!
    23
    Woman
    A month or so
    Social anxiety
Weight
  • Reviewed Klonopinon 10/2/2017Really weigh the pros/cons of taking this drug or other benzodiazepine. Do not take long term. I was prescribed this drug for 16 years. It took a few very difficult years to kick the addiction and 10 years to regain mental clarity, but it ruined my physical health. This drug gave me 27 yrs of horrible ear ringing and destroyed my life, my immune system, my career, and my future as a result. It drove me to suicide.
    70
    Man
    Two years or more
    Social anxiety