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What is a klonopin (clonazepam) paradoxical reaction?
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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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