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What does klonopin do?

What does klonopin 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
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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


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What does coffee do to klonopin?

What does coffee do to klonopin?

It's the caffeine: I believe this caution relates to the caffeine present coffee. While combining caffeine with Klonopin may possibly inhibit klonopin's effectiveness in anxiety treatment, caffeine does not interfere with klonopin's anti-seizure activity.. There is no specific drug drug interaction between caffeine and Klonopin to my knowledge. ...Read more

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

Depends: Klonopin 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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I've been on Klonopin for awhile now!!! I need to get off of it! It has affected my memory and I think things are happening which may not be!! HELP!!

I've been on Klonopin for awhile now!!! I need to get off of it! It has affected my memory and I think things are happening which may not be!!  HELP!!

Klonopin: Getting off of Klonopin usually requires tapering, especially if you've been on it "for awhile now." Please share your concerns with your own physician, and consider seeing a psychiatrist to help if you haven't yet. Talk therapy is important in understanding and dealing with anxiety. If other meds are needed, a psychiatrist can help. Please note that hypothyroidism can affect brain function too. ...Read more

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Is long term use of klonopin bad for you? I only take .5 twice a day but i'm worried it'll have a permanent effect. I've been taking it 6 months

Is long term use of klonopin bad for you? I only take .5 twice a day but i'm worried it'll have a permanent effect. I've been taking it 6 months

Context is all: If you've been placed on klonipin thoughtfully, alternatives have been considered (by you and doc), the possible long term loss of efficacy examined -- no, it is extremely unlikely you will have any irreversible effects from this reasonable dose. ...Read more

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How should you slowly decrease your klonopin dose?

Your doctor: Your doctor will recommend a tapering dose to minimize adverse effects of medication discontinuation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between klonopin and the generic version?

No major difference.: Pharmacologically, both the brand and generic medication are the same. The only difference is the binder and the quality control. The fda allows variability up to 20% of available drug from run to run and allows the brand medication 1% variability. This is the major reason that drugs with a narrow therapeutic window, should use brand medications. With clonazepam, really should not be a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

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 ...Read more