Klonopin (Clonazepam), a benzodiazepine, often referred to as sedatives or tranquilizers due to their calming, sedating, and tranquilizing effects. It is available as scored tablets with a K-shaped perforation containing 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg of clonazepam.
Klonopin is used to treat panic disorder (including agoraphobia) in adults.
Klonopin is also used to treat certain seizure disorders (including absence seizures or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) in adults and children.
Klonopin dosing information
Initial dose should not exceed 1.5 mg/day divided into three doses. Dosage may be increased in increments of 0.5 to 1 mg every 3 days until seizures are adequately controlled.
Initial dose for panic disorder is 1 mg/day.
Important information before taking this medicine
DO NOT take this drug if you develop allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine, such as Alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide, Diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam, or similar medicine.
DO NOT take Klonopin if you have severe liver disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, or if you are allergic to Valium or a similar medicine.
For added safety inform your doctor if you have ever had:
Kidney or liver disease
Depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior
Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), or other breathing problems.