Clonazepam

Clonazepam Uses

Clonazepam is used for Seizure Disorders (Absence Seizures or Lennox Gastaut Syndrome), Anxiety Disorder

How Clonazepam Works

Clonazepam prevents seizures by potentiating the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Suppresses the spread of seizure activity caused by seizure-producing foci in the cortex, thalamus, and limbic structures.

Common side effects of Clonazepam

Dry Mouth, Depression, Constipation, Dizziness, Fatigue, Memory Impairment, Sleepiness

Interaction

Drug : antianxiety drugs, barbiturates, MAO inhibitors, opioids, phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants: Increased CNS depression.

Activity : alcohol use: Increased CNS depression.

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