Klonopin Drug Information
Klonopin® (clonazepam) is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of panic disorder and certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. It is a benzodiazepine medication that works in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that is naturally calming. In order to minimize risks during treatment with Klonopin, information on the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins.
It is important to know that Klonopin is a controlled substance that can cause both physical and psychological dependence. It has a significant potential to be abused and is generally not recommended for people who have a history of alcohol or substance abuse.
Since Klonopin may also cause problems in people with certain medical conditions, you should talk to your healthcare provider before using this medicine if you have:
- Breathing problems
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
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