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Klonopin, also known as Rivotril (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine class sedative/hypnotic and anticonvulsant. It is similar to medications like Valium (diazepam), Xanax(alprazolam), and Ativan (lorazepam).

Clonazepam is primarily used to treat anxiety disorders, especially panic disorder. Only Klonopin and Xanax are FDA approved benzodiazepines for treatment of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Klonopin is commonly used to treat other anxiety problems, agitation, acute mania (in conjunction with other drugs), and for acute seizure control. It is occasionally used as a long term anticonvulsant, as a sleeping pill, and for the treatment of neuropathic (nerve) pain.

After taking Klonopin people tend to feel relaxed and a little tired. Side effects vary widely from person to person and depend on the dose. For anxiety Klonopin is typically prescribed between 0.25 mg- 2 mg twice daily. For epilepsy doses may go as high as 20 mg/day.

Klonopin acts on the neurotransmitter GABA, an inhibitory chemical. Through complex actions Klonopin effectively reduces the ability of nerves to fire, slowing down the brain. As a result of the reduced activity, anxiety is reduced, people become tired, and the reduction of nerve firings reduces the chance of seizure or can help stop a seizure in progress.

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Does suboxone block the effects of Klonopin?

no, klonopin is not an opiate it is a benzo.

What are the side effects of Klonopin and Adderall?

Some side effects of Klonopin and Adderall are headaches, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty sleeping.

What is the half life of Klonopin?

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Are there any side effects that you need to worry about if you switch from xanax to Klonopin abrubtly?

There don\'t appear to be any serious side effects when switching from Xanax to Klonopin. Even so, talk to your doctor about potential side effects you may have.

Are there side effects when mixing xanax and Klonopin?

cross-tollerance, and passing out

How long do the effects of 1 mg of Klonopin last?

about 8 hours

Can you take ambien and Klonopin at the same time?

A person can take Ambien and Klonopin at the same time, but there are some side effects. These include dizziness and drowsiness.

What is Klonopin used for?

Klonopin is used for anxiety problems and seizures mainly. It's a brand name for the drug Clonazepam, similar to Xanax but more people prefer taking Klonopin for it's longer lasting effects. More information on Klonopin can be found here

What are side effects of taking Klonopin?

Klonopin is also widely known as Clonazepam which is the active ingredient in it.Klonopin (Clonazepam) is grouped under the drug class called Benzodiazepines.Klonopin affects chemicals in the brain, so it is prescribed for the treatment of seizure disorders and anxiety.Since it changes certain chemistry of the brain, it may also cause the brain become unbalanced resulting in many side effects.The side effects are generally benign in short-term use, but sudden withdrawal after long-term use of it can cause severe symptoms, and sometimes they can be even fatal.The side effects of this drug are very extensive. For a complete list of the side effects, please click on the related links, Klonopin Side Effects and Klonopin Side Effects Center.

Is it legal to take an old prescription of Klonopin?

While it is not illegal to take an old prescription of Klonopin, the side effects could produce more damage than good.

Can you take adipex while taking Klonopin?

I am prescribed both. Although clonazepam (Klonopin) will weaken the effects of phentermine (Adipex-P) and vice-versa, I have noticed no interactions.

How long does Klonopin stay in body?

From my understanding it is in the body for 30 days just like opiates. I was on klonopin for 3 months and had to take a drug test. I brought the bottle to the test with me and it went fine.

Does Klonopin affect the birth control pill?

I just called my pharmacy because I had the same concern - the answer is no. Although klonopin is an anti-seizure drug, it is in a different class that does not affect birth control. If anything, the birth control will INCREASE the effects of klonopin. That's what they told me!

How do you clean Klonopin out of system?

There is no effective way to clean Klonopin out of your system. Depending on how much you have taken, it can take up to several weeks for it to completely clear out of your body.

How do you clean system of klonopin?

There is no effective way to clean Klonopin out of your system. Depending on how much you have taken, it can take up to several weeks for it to completely clear out of your body.

What will work better in strengt 1mg Klonopin or 1mg xanax?

whats more stronger xanax or klonopinXanax and Klonopin are about the same as far as strength goes. Only difference is, Xanax effects can be felt much more quickly. Klonopin takes about 2 hours for full effects and lasts from 8-10 hours.Some people swear on the Xanax for the euphoria, others for Klonopin. Only way to know is to find out :)Either way, you have two very good medications!

What are the effects of Mixing Klonopin and Oxycontin?

amazing things, it's not smart though because i almost od'd at my high school graduation party cause the klonopin made me forget the amount of Oxycontin i had done.

Can you take dilantin and Klonopin together?

Yes Dilantin and Klonopin have pharmacologically different sites of action in the body, and are often used synergistically together in treating seizure disorder.

Can you take xanax and klonopin at the same time?

Yes. But you should note that Xanax (Alprazolam) and Klonopin (clonazepam) belong to the benzodiazepine drug class so they work in similar ways, therefore the chance of side effects increase. Make sure you consult with your pharmacist about possible side effects and the drug interactions of these benzodiazepines.

What are clonipin's physical side effect?

There are a few different side effects to the drug Klonopin. Some of these side effects include hives, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, and unusual thoughts.

Is it safe to take Nyquil while you are also taking Adderall Klonopin lexapro and percocets?

It is not safe to take NyQuil while also taking Adderall, Klonopin, Lexapro, and Percocet, as it can cause seizures and other serious side effects.

What are the side effects of taking seroquel Klonopin and alcohol?

An intense drunken high-stupor that even on high-doses does not matter.

Does it take Klonopin longer to get in your body than xanax does?

The best I can tell you on that one is....klonopin is a longer acting benzo although xanax does seem to work better for me...for instance,I've been on xanax for 10 years,in my 3 pregnancies I was switched to,I wish I could give you a yes/no answer but I can't....just that xanax is stronger but not as long "acting" as klonopin