Clonazepam belongs to the group of medications call benzodiazepines, primarily use to treat seizures or fits due to epilepsy, panic disorder and involuntary muscle spasms. CLONAZEPAM may also be use to treat restless leg syndrome. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that produces recurrent seizures. Seizures occur due to a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain that disrupts its normal functioning. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterize by frequent episodes of panic or fear.
CLONAZEPAM contains clonazepam, which works by increasing the level of a calming chemical known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. This helps relieve anxiety and seizures (fits). It also helps relax the tense muscles. Thereby, CLONAZEPAM aids in the treatment of seizures, panic disorder, and involuntary muscle spasms.
CLONAZEPAM is a habit-forming drug. Therefore, before stopping this medicine, consult your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like seizures that do not stop, hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that are not there), shaking, and stomach and muscle cramps. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking CLONAZEPAM.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking CLONAZEPAM as it may cause increase dizziness and drowsiness. It is recommend not to drive or operate any machinery as CLONAZEPAM may cause dizziness, drowsiness, and problems with walking and coordination.