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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Overview)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

Benzodiazepine: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine, the same class of medication as valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), xanax (alprazolam), Restoril (temazepam), versed (midazolam) and others. It is fda approved for the treatment of seizure disorder (epilepsy) and panic disorder. Has other uses having to do with neurologic or psychiatric problems.Is a controlled substance due to addictive potential. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
807 doctors shared insights

Klonopin (Overview)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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What to do if I have been taking klonopins (clonazepam) for about a week due to death in family.i have now stopped.how long til they are out of my system?

What to do if I have been taking klonopins (clonazepam) for about a week due to death in family.i have now stopped.how long til they are out of my system?

Depends: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a long-acting Benzodiazepine and it can take as long as 4 to 7 from the last intake that the medication is out of your system, depending on the dose or how much you have taken. ...Read more

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Prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) to help sleep. Took it for 3 nights, 0.5 mg tablets. Want to sleep without it now, safe to just stop taking it? Risk of seizure?

Prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) to help sleep. Took it for 3 nights, 0.5 mg tablets. Want to sleep without it now, safe to just stop taking it? Risk of seizure?

Yes, after taking: 3 times you can stop it. In mean time use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, >>. ...Read more

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Tapered off 2 mg klonopin (clonazepam). Reinstated at 2mg after roughly 2 months. Why do I feel it's not working? Was effective prior to taper. Need to build up?

Tapered off 2 mg klonopin (clonazepam). Reinstated at  2mg after roughly 2 months. Why do I feel it's not working? Was effective prior to taper. Need to build up?

Not uncommon : It's not uncommon for medication that worked well at some point, not to work upon restart after discontinuing. Klonopine by itself may not be the best medication for anxiety. Anxiety is better treated with ssri medications. ...Read more

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Valium or klonopin (clonazepam) better for myclonus? Have been on valium, but is startin' not 2 work...Neuro say klonopin (clonazepam) is usually used! would it be a better tx

Valium or klonopin (clonazepam) better for myclonus? Have been on valium, but is startin' not 2 work...Neuro say klonopin (clonazepam) is usually used! would it be a better tx

Possibly: Both drugs are in the benzodiazepine family; so both should work. Both are used for muscle spasm, periodic leg movements, etc. If you've been taking valium for a while, its effect may be lessening; so a switch to Klonopin (clonazepam) may bring more relief. Perhaps alternating between them as body adapts to one will provide relief for longer time. Otherwise, see doc for alternate med family. ...Read more

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I have been under a lot of stress lately. I am on Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin and nothing works. What can I do?

I have been under a lot of stress lately. I am on Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin and nothing works. What can I do?

Stress: You should discuss this with your primary care physician and/or your psychiatrist. You may need an adjustment or change in medication along with counselling. ...Read more

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Is expired klonopin (clonazepam) safe to take? Non toxic?

Klonopin (clonazepam): I would not recommend it, mainly due to lack of potency when expired. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more