Klonopin for Children
Klonopin® (clonazepam) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of several conditions. Specifically, it is licensed to treat panic disorder and various types of epileptic seizures, including:
- Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy)
- 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."
For the treatment of epileptic seizures, healthcare providers may prescribe the drug for children of all ages. However, Klonopin is not approved for the treatment of panic disorder in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Klonopin in children.
(Click Klonopin Uses for more information about children and Klonopin, to learn about the specific effects of this medication, and to find out how the drug works.)