What is a klonopin (clonazepam) paradoxical reaction?

Opposite . Klonopin (clonazepam) is a CNS depressant medication and is classified as a benzodiazepine anti-anxiety med. What we would expect from this med is for it to calm someone down, help them relax and be less anxious/tense. Some have reported, however, that the become more restless and agitated. Hence, causing an almost opposite reaction than expected.

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What else besides flumazenil (clonazepam) can treat a paradoxical reaction to benzodiazepines?

Broad question! Benzodiazepines are used in a rather broad fashion, clinically and 'paradoxical' could mean something the opposite of the intended result. As tranquilizers, i took you to mean that they agitate or 'speed you up' rather than calm you down or help you fall asleep, perhaps even increasing anxiety. Other sedatives, hypnotics, major tranquilizers (anti-psychotics) or even 'beta-blockers' might help... Read more...