It's possible to experience fatigue, drowsiness, vertigo, decreased coordination, blurred vision, or dry mouth. Notify your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if any of these side effects persist or get worse.
Avoid taking a Klonopin tablet within six hours of going to bed unless your doctor specifically instructs you to do so in order to reduce drowsiness.
Keep in mind that your doctor prescribed Klonopin because, in his or her opinion, the benefits to you outweigh the risks of side effects. Many users of Klonopin report no significant side effects.
A severe allergic reaction to Klonopin is extremely unlikely. However, if you experience any serious allergic reaction symptoms, such as a rash, itching or swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.
-Adults with seizure disorders typically take 0.5 mg to 1.5 mg of Klonopin daily, divided into 2 or 3 doses.
-0.25 mg of Klonopin twice daily is the recommended starting dose for panic disorder.
-If you are over 60 years old, your Klonopin dosage might be reduced.
- Klonopin might lead to addiction. Never exceed the dosage, frequency, or duration of Klonopin use recommended by your physician.
-To avoid withdrawal symptoms, your doctor may gradually lower your Klonopin dosage. If you stop taking Klonopin abruptly, you might experience withdrawal symptoms, including seizures.
It might be necessary to regularly test your blood to make sure Klonopin is improving your condition. You might also need to have your kidney or liver function evaluated.
Visit your physician frequently.
How does Klonopin work?
The class of drugs known as benzodiazepines includes klonopin. Medication groups with similar chemical structures are referred to as classes of drugs. Similar conditions are frequently treated with these medications.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity is increased by klonopin. A neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, called GABA influences the activity of brain nerve cells. Additionally, klonopin functions by attaching to the GABAA receptor, a particular location.
By attaching to a specific location on the GABAA receptor, klonopin is thought to increase GABA activity, inhibiting neurotransmission as a result.