Klonopin (clonazepam) is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Clonazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Klonopin is used to treat seizure disorders or panic disorder. Klonopin® (clonazepam) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
Despite their many beneficial effects, benzodiazepines have the potential for abuse and should be used only as prescribed. Additionally, they should be prescribed only by a legitimate healthcare professional that has seen you in person (not someone who has evaluated you over the Internet). During the first few days of taking a benzodiazepine like Klonopin, people usually feel sleepy and uncoordinated. However, as the body becomes accustomed to the effects of the drug, these feelings begin to disappear. If a person uses these drugs long-term, the body will develop a tolerance for the drugs, and larger doses will be needed to achieve the same initial effects. Continued use can lead to physical dependence and when use is reduced or stopped, a withdrawal can occur. Because Klonopin works by slowing the brain's activity, when an individual stops taking this medicine, the brain's activity can rebound and race out of control, potentially leading to seizures and other harmful consequences. Although withdrawal from Klonopin can be problematic, it is rarely life-threatening. Therefore, someone who is thinking about stopping Klonopin therapy or who is experiencing a withdrawal from Klonopin should speak with a physician or seek medical treatment.
When a person is addicted to a medicine and he or she stops taking the medicine, the body is not able to function properly and withdrawal symptoms can occur. Some signs of abuse of Klonopin include:
Some side effects of Klonopin, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
Stopping Klonopin too quickly (especially if you have been taking high doses of Klonopin) can cause withdrawal symptoms. Klonopin withdrawal symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
Specific Klonopin statistics are not readily available, but there is substantial information on benzodiazepines which is Klonopin’s drug class. Almost all benzodiazepine admissions (95 percent) reported abuse of another substance in addition to abuse of benzodiazepines: 82.1 percent reported primary abuse of another substance with secondary abuse of benzodiazepines, and 12.9 percent reported primary abuse of benzodiazepines with secondary abuse of another substance. Additional statistical data includes:
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