Klonopin Medication Information

Klonopin® (clonazepam) is a medication that is available by prescription to treat panic disorder and epilepsy. It is not a cure for these conditions but can help limit symptoms and seizures. Before you start taking Klonopin, information on the medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider to help ensure a safe treatment process.
 
It is important to know that, as with any medicine, side effects are possible with Klonopin. In clinical studies, behavior problems, drowsiness, and coordination problems were among the most common side effects seen with this drug. However, most people actually tolerate Klonopin quite well; if side effects do occur, they are minor in most cases and either require no treatment or can be treated easily.
 
Klonopin is generally a very well-tolerated medication. However, it may not be suitable or safe for everyone. It is recommended that you talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Glaucoma
  • A history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Depression
  • 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.
     
(To learn more, click Klonopin. This article offers details on how Klonopin works, when and how to take the medicine, and what else you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
 
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