How to take Klonopin

1.

First of all, go through the medication guide provided by the pharmacist, to know about the usage of Klonopin. In addition, you can get the help of a pharmacist regarding the usage of this medicine. However, it is always better to consult a doctor before you start taking this medicine.

2.

This medicine must be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. It is not safe to go on self medication as this medicine may cause adverse effects when used without necessity.

3.

This medicine is taken orally. Do not swallow the tablet. Instead, wait for it to get dissolved by itself.

4.

The dosage of Klonopin is based on an individual's health condition and response to the therapy. Hence, the appropriate dosage will be prescribed by your doctor. In general, an adult is prescribed with a dosage of 1.5 mg daily which can be taken in 3 divided doses.

5.

If Klonopin is used to treat seizures then the dosage can be increased by 0.5 to 1 mg daily, once in every 3 days. However, the maximum dosage of this medicine is 20 mg per day.

6.

The initial dosage of Klonopin for panic disorder must be 0.25 mg twice daily. After which, it can be gradually increased by 1 mg daily, once in three days.

7.

Klonopin is not advisable for pregnant women, as this drug can damage the fetus or cause congenital malformations, especially when taken during their first trimester. Therefore, inform your doctor if you were pregnant.

8.

However, if you became pregnant while taking this medicine for the treatment of seizures, then do not stop it abruptly. It is very essential to control seizures during pregnancy. Hence, take your doctor's advice before stopping it.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not share this medicine with others as they may get addicted to this medicine, especially if the other person has a history of drug abuse. Since usage of this medicine involves certain risks, it is vital to follow your doctor's instructions.
  • Benzodiazepines are secreted in breast milk. Therefore, Klonopin is not advisable for women who are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use Klonopin after consuming alcohol, since it may further slow down the processes of your brain.
  • This medicine should not be taken if you have liver disease. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to other benzodiazepines. Klonopin may cause addiction. Hence, it must be used only if you are prescribed by a doctor.
  • Klonopin is also known with the generic name 'Clonazepam'. Klonopin belongs to the benzodiazepine family. This drug is used for the treatment of anxiety. This medicine works by enhancing the gamma-aminobutyric acid effects in the brain.
    These unbalanced chemicals causes anxiety. In other words, excessive activity in the brain is considered to be the cause of anxiety and few other psychiatric disorders. In addition, this medicine is also used in the treatment of panic disorders and seizures. However, Klonopin can be used for few other purposes too, which are mentioned in the medication guide.
    Following steps will guide you about the usage of Klonopin.