Klonopin (Oral)

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Side Effects when stopping Klonopin due to Pregnancy

Due to just finding out I am pregnant, I have been told to stop taking Klonopin as a sleep aid. I stopped taking the medication this past Friday night and haven't taken it since (4 nights now). I can't sleep at night, which is of no big supris...
by Jennifer in Salisbury, NC, 04/03/2007

Interaction with Klonipin

I take: 225 mg of effexor a day (depression - doctor just took me off Wellbutrin yesterday - been on Effexor for about 6 months) 4 otc Bronkaid caplets a day (some asthma issues) Sam-E Fish Oil Multi Vitamin I take 10 mg of Klonipin a day - tapering o...
by Leslie in PA, 01/12/2006

Klonopin (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Klonopin (Oral)

Klonopin (Oral) Medication Classification


Klonopin (Oral) Brandname

Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Serax, Lorazepam Intensol, Klonopin Wafers, Diazepam Intensol, Halcion, Xanax XR, Alprazolam Intensol, Doral, Prosom

Klonopin (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats insomnia (difficulty falling sleep), anxiety, nervousness, muscle spasms, and epilepsy.

When To Not Use Klonopin (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine medicine, such as Valium®, Librium®, and Halcion®. Do not use if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.

How Should You Use Klonopin (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Dissolving Tablet, Long Acting Capsule, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Do not break, crush, or chew the extended-release capsule or extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
  • Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, medicine dropper, or medicine cup. The medicine may be mixed with one-half glass of water, soft drink, or applesauce.
  • If you are using the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove the tablet from the blister pack by peeling back the foil, then taking the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet in your mouth. It should melt quickly. After the tablet has melted, swallow or take a drink of water.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Klonopin (Oral) Storage

Store Klonopin (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Klonopin (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Klonopin (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.

Klonopin (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or lung disease.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Klonopin (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe weakness, trouble standing
  • Agitation, feelings of rage, hallucinations
  • Uncontrolled body movements
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Unexplained fever, sore throat
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or tired feeling
  • Trouble concentrating, memory loss
  • Dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation
  • Vision changes such as trouble focusing
  • Feeling "hungover" the morning after bedtime use

Klonopin (Oral) Ratings

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Klonopin (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: *


Edvaldo, Edvaldo - 01/14/2014

Typically Lexapro takes about 2 4 weeks to kick in, but like all reuptake ibrniitohs, you should give it a good month before you call it quits. As far as the medication working initially and then becoming ineffective, it's not uncommon for reuptake ibrniitohs to stop working sporadically, where you may have to find a different SSRI that will work effectively with your serotonin.Klonopin, which is a benzo are not typically used to treat insomnia, as they become very addictive and have harsh withdrawal effects. For insomnia, if you're looking to take something non-addictive, ask your doctor about Trazodone. I take 75 mg when I can't sleep and it does the trick, no side effects.I'm not sure what you've been diagnosed with, but Lexapro seems to work really well for mild to moderate depression. Confirm all of these side effects with your Dr. ask him/her about reuptake failure and discuss other options for treating your insomnia. You certainly don't want to take something that makes you feel ill.Hope this helps and hope you feel better.

Klonopin (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: **


tom, India - 08/17/2010

I am on one half milligram to times per day. This only helps a little, but my physician is very reluctant to increase my dosage. I am curious as to whether or not this is a fast acting drug.

Klonopin (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Troy, Lubbock Texas - 02/13/2008

I am moving from Wisconsin to Illinois and have been curious as to why my current physician will only allow me to refill my prescription for Klonopin on the day I run out from my previous month's prescription. I have never had this problem with any other doctors or any other medications. It makes it very difficult at times to ensure that I do not run out and go a day or two without my medication. It is important that I take my medication daily. Is anyone aware of any new legislation in Wisconsin regarding this medication that I am not aware of?