Klonopin (Clonazepam) – What Is Klonopin?

What is Klonopin?

Klonopin is a benzodiazepine derivative with highly efficacious anti-convulsant effects, its main effects beeing the muscle and mind relaxation.
Klonopin affects some chemicals that exist in patient’s brain that can turn unbalanced, which results in convultions or panic disorder seizures.

Klonopin is a derivative of Nitrazepam. Klonopin was approved in 1997 as a generic drug for epilepsy treament and is now produced and sold by several companies that activate in the health care industry. In U.S., the company that produces Klonopin is Roche; in other parts of the world, people use mostly the name Rivotril for this medication.

Clonazepam is in top 3 Benzodiazepines prescribed medication in US.
Klonopin is recommended by doctors to their patients for diseases and conditions like:

• Mental Disorders like Panic, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder (Mania), Perception or Depression disorders.
• Epilepsy treatment
• Hyperexplexia – exaggerated surprise
• Bruxism – gnashing of teeth
• Restless legs and rapid eye movement whie the subjects are awake
• Akathisia

Klonopin is therefore used as a muscle relaxant or as a sedative that help patients tosleep.

Klonopin is available in the United States as scored tablets with a K-shaped perforation (in concentrations of 0.5, 1.0, and 2 mg) and as unscored tablets with a K-shaped perforation (from 0.125mg to 2 mg).
In other countries Klonopin is also available as solution for oral usage (in concentration of 2.5 mg/mL) and as well as an intravenous injection.

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