Effects of Klonopin

Klonopin® (clonazepam) belongs to a group of medications known as benzodiazepines. There are several known effects of this product (and other benzodiazepines), including:
 
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Causing sleepiness
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Stopping seizures
  • Impairing short-term memory.
     
All benzodiazepines can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific drug that is being taken. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why Klonopin and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
 
Klonopin has been shown to be useful for treating panic disorder and certain types of epileptic seizures. Specifically, it is approved to treat:
 
  • Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • Akinetic seizures (also known as atonic seizures), which are characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone, causing "drop attacks"
  • Myoclonic seizures, which are characterized by sudden, brief muscle jerks
  • Absence seizures, which are characterized by brief periods of decreased awareness or "spacing out."
     
(Click Klonopin to learn more about Klonopin's effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.)
 
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