Were you looking for information about Klonopin? Klonapin is a common misspelling of Klonopin.
Klonopin® (clonazepam) is approved to treat certain types of epileptic seizures and panic disorder. The drug works 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. Klonopin belongs to a class of drugs that is also referred to as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes Klonopin will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are generally minor and can easily be treated. Some of the common side effects of this drug include drowsiness and coordination problems.
The medication is available as a regular tablet or as an orally disintegrating tablet. Generally, Klonopin is taken two or three times a day. For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It may cause serious problems if you take it in higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends. It is also possible to take too much Klonopin. Be sure to seek immediate medical attention if you think you may have overdosed on Klonopin. Some signs of a Klonopin overdose can include slow reflexes, drowsiness, and confusion.
(For the complete eMedTV article on this drug, click Klonopin. This article offers an in-depth look at how Klonopin works to treat the conditions listed above, and also offers tips on when and how to take the medication. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific topics on Klonopin.)
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