What is Klonopin?
Klonopin is a prescription medication used to treat seizures and panic disorder symptoms. Klonopin can be taken alone or in combination with other drugs.
It is often used as a second-line treatment for social anxiety disorder(SAD) in a range of other anxiety-related diseases.
Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs called Antianxiety Agents, Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines, Anticonvulsants.
How to take Klonopin
Follow your prescription’s instructions to the letter. Your doctor may adjust your dose from time to time to ensure you get the optimal outcomes. Use this medicine only as directed. Do not use it in bigger or lesser amounts or for longer than recommended.
Clonazepam has the potential to become addictive. Never give this medication to someone else, especially if they have a history of drug abuse or addiction. Place the medication in a secure location where others will not be able to get it.
Clonazepam should only be used for a limited period of time. Without consulting your doctor, do not use this drug for more than 9 weeks.
With a full glass of water, swallow the standard clonazepam tablet whole.
To use the orally disintegrating pill, follow these instructions:
- Keep the tablet in its blister pack until it’s time to use it. Remove the foil off the package and open it. If you press a tablet through the foil, it will be damaged.
- Remove the tablet with dry hands and place it in your mouth.
The tablet should not be swallowed whole. Allow it to dissolve without chewing in your mouth.
Swallow the tablet several times as it melts. You can drink fluids to assist you to swallow the dissolved tablet if you choose.
If this medicine does not seem to be working as effectively in treating your seizures or anxiety symptoms, contact your doctor.
Seizures are frequently treated with a cocktail of medications. Follow your doctor’s instructions for all medications.
Klonopin side effects
Klonopin’s side effects are usually dose-dependent, meaning that the more a person takes, the more likely they are to experience them. Mild side effects normally subside within a few days or weeks.
The most common adverse effects people experience when taking Klonopin include:
- Memory problems
- Frequent urination
- Changes in sex drive or sexual performance
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.