It is the brand name for the medication Clonazepam. Clonazepam is sold under the name of Klonopin. Clonazepam is used as a medication in the treatment of seizures. It is also used to prevent the movement disorders and panic disorders. Movement disorder is usually known as Akathisia. With an hour you can see the onset of action of this medicine Clonazepam. The medicine power lasts between the time 6-12 hours. And Clonazepam belongs to Benzodiazepine drug class. You have to take this medicine directly by mouth. This drug helps you to prevent the weakness like mood changes, shaking of hands, cramps. Make sure to take dosages according to the doctor’s prescription. The dosages vary according to ages and also according to your weights. You may have some side effects while using this drug. So make sure to take precautions before taking the medicine.
If you are taking this drug for a long time, it may become an addiction to you. So, take the medicine according to the doctor’s prescription. As many people are using this drug, there are no serious side effects. But some people who are taking anticonvulsants without knowing the doctor, they may experience some mood problems that is they may experience sudden changes of mood swings. They may also experience memory problems, confusion, and some horrible thoughts like depression.
Some other common side effects are:
Fluttering in chest
Loss of co-ordination
May occur increasing of saliva production in the mouth.
In very rare cases, this drug leads to an allergic reaction. If you experience any rash or itching then consult your doctor and take medicine immediately. Sometimes you can also experience the swelling of face or throat. You can also have trouble breathing.
You will also gain weight when you use this drug regularly. Due to depression and anxiety, the appetite levels will change and automatically you can weight. You will also experience abnormal eye movements, headache, respiratory depressions, and other Neurological related problems. And other paradoxical reactions can be felt like aggression, irritation, sleep disturbances, and so on.
You can also experience some gastric problems like Stomach upset, increasing saliva, toothache, and so on.
In females, reproductive disorders like breast pain and irregular menstrual may occur.
In males, reproductive disorders like a decrease in ejaculation.
If you have any allergies and very sensitive skin then make sure to inform your doctor before he suggests Clonazepam. Make sure to inform the health history to your doctor. If you have any eye-related problems, depressions, mood changes, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, and so on.
This drug causes you some issues like dizziness, drowsiness. So, when you are in driving after taking the medicine, make sure to be alert and ask anyone to travel with you to avoid accidents.
If the children are using this drug make sure not to have any long-term effects that include physical development and mental development. So make sure to know all the risks and other side effects before using that child.
Then, children, this drug has side effects more for older or adults. Especially, they feel mainly side effects like drowsiness, depressions, memory problems cause many risks in their life. Patients who are using this drug, they should completely avoid alcohol consumption. If you are pregnant or willing to have a pregnancy, make sure to know your doctor when you need to use this drug.
The parents or caregivers must take care of the patients who are taking this medicine. If any abnormal reaction or behavior occurs then immediately without late consult your doctor.