Klonopin, a benzodiazepine, is available as scored tablets with a K-shaped perforation containing 0.5 mg of clonazepam and unscored tablets.
‡ Denominators for events in gender-specific systems are: n=240 (clonazepam), 102 (placebo) for male, and 334 (clonazepam), 192 (placebo) for female. Table 3 : Treatment-Emergent Adverse Event Incidence in 6-to 9Week Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials* Adverse Event by Body System Clonazepam Maximum Daily Dose < 1mg n=96 % 1- < 2mg n=129 % 2- < 3mg n=113 % > 3mg n=235 % All Klonopin Groups N=574 % Placebo N=294 % Central & Peripheral Nervous System Somnolence† 26 35 50 36 37 10 Dizziness 5 5 12 8 8 4 Coordination Abnormal† Ataxia† Dysarthria† Psychiatric Depression Memory Disturbance Nervousness Inlectual Ability Reduced Emotional Lability Libido Decreased Confusion Respiratory System Upper Respiratory Tract Infection† 10 10 7 6 8 4 Sinusitis Rhinitis Coughing Pharyngitis Bronchitis Gastrointestinal System Constipation† Appetite Decreased Abdominal Pain† Body as a Whole Fatigue Allergic Reaction Musculoskeletal Myalgia Resistance Mechanism Disorders Influenza Urinary System Micturition Frequency Urinary Tract Infection† Vision Disorders Blurred Vision Reproductive Disorders† Female Dysmenorrhea Colpitis Male Ejaculation Delayed Impotence * Events reported by at least 1% of patients treated with Klonopin and for which the incidence was greater than that for placebo.
Clonazepam, sold under the brand name Klonopin among others, is a medication used to prevent and treat seizures, panic disorder, and for the movement.
Clonazepam was approved in the United States as a generic drug in 1997 and is now manufactured and marketed by several companies.
Sudden withdrawal may also induce the potentially life-threatening condition, status epilepticus. Anti-epileptic drugs, benzodiazepines such as clonazepam in particular, should be reduced in dose slowly and gradually when discontinuing the drug to mitigate withdrawal effects.
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. Clonazepam is also a seizure medicine, also called an anti-epileptic drug. Klonopin is used to treat certain seizure disorders (including absence seizures or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) in adults and children.
Other drugs may interact with clonazepam, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. l each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines.
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"Singer Stevie Nicks has publicized the dangers of Klonopin by describing her own detox from the prescription drug as "hellish" and worse than withdrawing.
Nicks says the last time she used cocaine on stage was during a concert at Red Rocks in 1986. It was a turning point for her. Afterwards, she went straight to the Betty Ford Clinic. But in attempting to help herself, she encountered a problem far worse than her cocaine problem - a new addiction to prescription drugs. Fresh out a rehab, a psychiatrist put Stevie on a tranquilizer called Klonopin. Generally prescribed for seizures and panic attacks, experts say it should not be taken for more than nine weeks.