This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Clonazepam is a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines to treat:
Before you take clonazepam, l your healthcare provider if you:
l your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Clonazepam may be excreted in human breast milk and may cause harm to your nursing baby.
For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. These are not all the possible side effects of clonazepam. l your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Common side effects of clonazepam include drowsiness, walking or coordination problems, and dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how clonazepam will affect you.
Clonazepam can cause serious side effects (see "Clonazepam Precautions").
Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy. The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy.
Klonopin (regular-release tablet) and orally disintegrating tablets:
Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
Selling or giving away clonazepam may harm others, and is against the law. Keep clonazepam in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Clonazepam is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. l your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
Clonazepam can cause serious side effects, including:
This registry is collecting information about the safety of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy. l your doctor if you become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy with clonazepam. It is encouraged to enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry if you become pregnant. This medication falls into category D. Taking this medication while pregnant may cause harm to the unborn baby. To enroll, you can call the toll free number.
Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
In the case of clonazepam there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving clonazepam. Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods.
l your doctor about the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements. Especially l your doctor if you take any of the following:.
John's wort. l your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St.
Taking clonazepam with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider. l your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
If this medication is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur. However, if overdose is suspected, seek emergency medical attention.
This medication comes in regular-release and orally disintegrating tablet form and is taken usually 1 or 3 times a day, with or without food. The orally disintegrating tablets are placed in the mouth and will dissolve, with or without water. The regular-release tablets should be taken with water.
The dose your doctor recommends may be based on the following:
l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Clonazepam is part of the drug class:
Do not take clonazepam if you:
Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines, which help to slow down brain activity. Clonazepam is a prescription medication used to treat panic disorder and certain types of seizure disorders.
If you take too much this medication, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.
Clonazepam may be found in some form under the following brand names:
The most common side effects of clonazepam include:Taking clonazepam while pregnant