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Klonopin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Klonopin is used alone or along with other medications to treat convulsive disorders such as epilepsy. It is also used to treat panic disorder--unexpected attacks of overwhelming panic accompanied by fear of recurrence.

Klonopin Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1.5 milligrams per day, divided into 3 doses.
  • For infants and children up to 10 years old or up to 66 pounds, the usual starting dose is 0.01 to 0.03 milligram--no more than 0.05 milligram--per 2.2 pounds of body weight daily.

Uses of Klonopin

  • Klonopin is used to treat seizures and panic disorder.
  • Klonopin may also be used for other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Klonopin

Before taken Klonopin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Klonopin . Side effects may include:

  • Behavior problems
  • Drowsiness
  • Lack of muscular coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Inflamed sinuses or nasal passages
  • Memory problems
  • Nervousness
  • Respiratory infection
  • Vaginal inflammation

Warnings and precautions before taking Klonopin:

  • After taken Klonopin, you may feel drowsy or less alert. So you should not participate in any activities that require full alertness such as drive or operate dangerous machinery.
  • If you have several types of seizures, then it may increase the possibility of grand mal seizures. So you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Klonopin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Klonopin with the following:

  • Antianxiety drugs
  • Barbiturates
  • Carbamazepine
  • Major tranquilizers
  • Narcotic pain relievers
  • Other anticonvulsants
  • Sedatives

After taken Klonopin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Klonopin overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Dizziness
  • Slow heart beat
  • Difficulty breathing

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