What is clonipine?

What is clonipine used for?

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Clonazepam (marketed by Roche under the trade-name Klonopin in the United States) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. It is prescribed to individuals with high anxiety.


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clodipine is the antianxiety and used to treat epilepsy.

Klonipin which is the trade name for the generic Clonazepam.  It is also used in the treatment of chronic pain.  Since it is prescribed for anxiety, chronic pain can cause anxiety and anxiety can intensify chronic pain.  It is relatively safe with the main side effect being drowsiness due to its antianxiolytic properties.  It is important to note that abrupt withdrawal can cause seizures yet it is prescribed for seizure activity along with other anti-seizure meds.   I recently took care of a patient who could not afford his Klonipin, did not take it for about a week, had a seizure and broke his shoulder.  Yet, I have known patients who have never suffered a seizure from being off the drug but it is dose dependent.  The higher the dose, the more risk of a seizure with abrupt withdrawal.  Each person's brain reacts different to the withdrawal of the drug.  It is patient and dose dependent, can be addictive, and one can develop a tolerance so it is not prescribed nor should be taken lightly as with most medications.  It DOES work well with anxiety disorders and with proper monitoring by your Physician, you should do well taking only the dose prescribed.  The other information has already been provided.  Good luck! 

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It is for high blood pressure and it will make you drowsy and it will make your mouth dry. I know cause i was prescribed it before. Here is the website you can check it out:

http://www.drugs.com/clonidine.html

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With all due respect, JACVAL, Clonidine IS used for high blood pressure but the person asking the question is taking about Clonipine, properly spelled Klonipin or Clonezepam.  It is an easy thing to confuse.  That is why as nurses or medical professionals you must read and re-read a drug before it is ever administered.  Perhaps that is why the manufacturers spelled it starting with a "K" rather than a "C". 

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What are the possible side effects of clonazepam?
• If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking clonazepam and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
· an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
· worsening seizures;
· yellowing of the skin or eyes;
· hallucinations or severe confusion; or
· changes in vision.
• Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take clonazepam and talk to your doctor if you experience
· drowsiness, or dizziness;
· increased salivation (watering of the mouth);
· poor coordination;
· nervousness;
· depression; or
· constipation.
• Clonazepam may be habit forming. Physical and/ or psychological dependence can occur, and withdrawal effects are possible if the medication is stopped suddenly after prolonged or high-dose treatment. Do not stop taking clonazepam suddenly without first talking to your doctor if you have been taking it continuously for more than 5 to 7 days. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce the dose.
• Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

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