What Is Klonopin 10 mg?
It is a medication that is being used for treating panic disorder, seizures and a movement disorder known as akathisia. It slows down brain activity to help the users feel relaxed.
Klonopin is the brand name while it’s generic form name is clonazepam. It does come from the benzodiazepine class of tranquilizer.
What Is Klonopin 10 mg Used For?
This medication is also known as seizure medicine and also as an anti-epileptic drug. It is being widely used for treating certain kinds of seizure disorders( including absence seizures or Lennox Gastaut syndrome) in adults and children. Klonopin is also being widely used for treating panic disorder (including agoraphobia) in adults.
The medication of Klonopin is available in form of tablets. The initial dose for adults with seizure disorders should not be exceeded 1.5 mg per day which should be divided into three doses. The maximum recommended dose is 20 mg. While the initial dosage is started at Klonopin 10 mg. If doses are not equally divided, the largest dose should be given before retiring.
How Long Does Klonopin 10 mg Stay In Your System?
Approximately Klonopin stays around one to two days in the body of the patient. Its elimination half-life ranges from 30 to 40 hours which means it takes around 1 to 2 days to fully leave the system.
It’s a low acting benzodiazepine that may with continuous use produce emotional or physical dependence. Below are certain side effects of Klonopin:-
- Loss of concentration
- Sleep disturbances
Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms
The withdrawal symptoms of Klonopin start to fade upon in three to four weeks plus this duration can be hard for some patients. Below are some withdrawal symptoms of Klonopin:-
- Stomach pain
Long Term Effect of Klonopin
Usually, doctors prefer patients to take short term intake of Klonopin as long term use can lead to a high risk for developing tolerance, dependence, and addiction.
Below are long term effects of Klonopin:-
- Memory loss
- Cognitive problems
- Increased risk of falls, hip fracture, and car crashes
Thus consulting the doctor is advised if any of the long term effects do continue for a longer period of time.