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A 51-year-old male asked:

i have epilepsy and my dr and i are discussing treatment i have them few times a week. we talk about klonopin (clonazepam) 1mg 1po tid as one of the meds what do you think?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Recommendations: If you do have seizure activity, there is a critical need to take anti-epileptic meds to control and/or stop these events. Until controlled would not drive, operate power equipment, do activities at heights. Am not impressed with klonopin, (clonazepam) and use only rarely, as there are many far more effective drugs with less adverse effects. Schedule Concierge visit and we can evaluate further.
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Anticonvulsants: Need to be taken daily and as prescribed for benefit. As for klonopin, (clonazepam) I can’t speak for your neurologist, but it’s rarely used as a seizure medication nowadays with there being more effective, safer drugs on the market. Please discuss your seizures and treatment options further with your neurologist.
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
Neurology 21 years experience
Need different med: Clonazepam is not an effective seizure prophylactic medication for various reasons. There are several more appropriate choices to manage your seizure activity. Please speak further with your neurologist.

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