What is Klonopin?
A lot of people today live very stressful lives. They have to deal with stress at home, at work and between home and work and normally all this stress can eventually lead to anxiety disorders. If these disorders are not treated in time, in the end they lead to depression. Different symptoms which can be perpetual, emotional or mental can appear during anxiety attacks. Panic attack is just a different name for an anxiety attack. Fortunately, these types of attacks can be successfully treated with various medications and Klonopin is one of the more effective ones.
Klonopin is a part of benzodiazepine family of drugs used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorder. Its generic name is Clonazepam. Apart from anxiety and panic attacks, Klonopin is also used with great success in treating different forms of seizures like myoclonus, petit mal and akinetic seizures as well as some syndromes such as the Lennox Gastaut syndrome.
For curing seizures one usually has to take three doses of 1.5 milligrams of Klonopin per day. This is normally every eight or so hours. During the first three days it is not recommended to increase to dosage. After three days, the dosage of Klonopin can be raised by 0.5 milligrams up to 1 milligram of this drug. The maximum recommended dosage of Klonopin is 20 milligrams.
This drug is not recommended for prolonged use as it can be very addictive. Klonopin is used solely for short time treatment of panic and anxiety attacks. If you are suffering from these attacks you should work out a longer term treatment with your doctor which includes more natural medicine.
It is not recommended to prescribe Klonopin to pregnant women because it can be harmful to them and to the fetus or to women that are breast feeding since it can interfere with breast milk and this can be very dangerous to the child. It is also not advised to drive a motor vehicle while taking this drug as it often causes dizziness. Never use Klonopin in combination with barbiturates, narcotics or alcohol.
Like any other drug Klonopin can include several side effects some of them more dangerous than others. These side effects include sleep disturbance, dizziness, headache losing orientation, weakness, fatigue, sedation, and other side effects.
Different people suffer from different panic attacks. The reasons for these attacks can vary greatly from one person to the other. For this reason what works for someone you know at best may not work for you, or in a worse case scenario, can be very dangerous for you. Because of this you need to carefully consult with your physician about your problem. Your physician will asses your situation and refer you to the psychologist if your problem is more of a mental than health nature. After the physiologist closely determines your mental condition, usually after three or four talk sessions, if he believes it to be necessary, will write you a prescription for Klonopin for a certain dosage.