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Klonopin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat seizures and panic disorder. Klonopin is also known by its drug name, Clonazepam.

Klonopin is an anxiolytic (antianxiety medication) of the benzodiazepine class. Klonopin is believed to work by decreasing the excitability of neurons in the brain.

How do I take it?
Klonopin is generally taken twice daily.

Klonopin comes in tablet and orally disintegrating tablet forms.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Klonopin lists common side effects including headache, drowsiness, dizziness, depression, weakness, unsteadiness, disorientation, trouble sleeping, cognitive dysfunction, memory problems, blurred vision, slurred speech, dry mouth, gum pain, runny nose, diarrhea, constipation, and decreased appetite.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Klonopin include suicidal thinking and behavior.

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Klonopin – RxList

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