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Treating Seizure Disorders and Related Issues with Clonazepam
Clonazepam belongs to a pharmaceutical group called benzodiazepines. The drug balances the amount of brain chemicals and manages their functioning.
Besides, this anti-epileptic drug helps to decrease seizures and prevent their further occurrence. Thus, Clonazepam is an effective treatment that can
improve seizure disorders, treat anxiety and panic disorders. Consult your healthcare provider for other uses of this medication.
Precautions and Contraindications for Clonazepam Intake
Producing a drastic positive impact on the organism, Clonazepam can also trigger numerous side effects if misused. The treatment is contraindicated for
Tell your doctor about other health problems you have to make sure none of the complications will bother you. Pay special attention to the issues including
The medication is not recommended for young patients who are under 18 years old. The sedative effect of the treatment may be stronger in older adults,
thus, they are prescribed with a smaller dose.
Recommendations for Use and Doses
Clonazepam should be taken strictly following the doctor’s prescription and other safety concerns. Never increase or decrease the administered dose, even
if it seems ineffective. The treatment is for a short-term use only, since it can be addictive and lead to abuse. Besides, prolonged Clonazepam use can
lead to overdose with its devastating side effects. Each tablet should be used with a full glass of water. Never break or chew the pill; swallow it whole.
Sudden Clonazepam intake stop can activate unpleasant withdrawal effects, thus, decrease the dose first and only then cease its use.
The average Clonazepam dose to improve seizure disorders is 1.5 mg daily. The maximal daily dose possible may reach 20 mg. When treating panic attacks a
patient should start with 0.25 mg Clonazepam. 4 mg drug is the maximum dose allowed.
Clonazepam Misuse and Overuse
Provide your healthcare specialist with a full list of medications you take, especially sleeping tablets, muscle relaxers, seizure remedies, narcotic pain
medications and others. These and other pharmaceuticals may interact with Clonazepam, activating the occurrence of dangerous side effects, including:
Report all the severe and aggravating side effects to your doctor and look for emergency medical help in urgent cases.