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Klonopin Review – 8 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Nutrition Facts | Claims | Contraindications | Cost | Directions | Bottom Line

Klonopin is a benzodiazepine drug used to treat serious disorders such as epilepsy, mania, psychosis, anxiety and panic disorders and hyperekplexia. It is produced by F. Hoffmann-La Roche, a leading company in the field of pharmaceuticals and research, with over a century’s worth of experience, that offers a wide selection of pharmaceutical products, research and diagnostic tools.

Klonopin is considered a highly addictive drug, hence it is only available by prescription. Due to its anxiolytic, sedative and anticonvulsant action, it is seen as one of the main drugs to treat severe conditions such as epilepsy and anxiety disorder.

The list of adverse effects and contraindications for this class of drugs is considerably high, so caution is advised when taking Klonopin, even if prescribed by a doctor.


1) Klonopin at a Glance

The active pharmaceutical ingredient in Klonopin is Clonazepam, a benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, epileptic seizures and mania. It is considered to have an effect that lasts longer than most drugs of it class.

The way in which benzodiazepines work is by enhancing the effectiveness of GABA, which leads to sedation, muscle relaxation, reduced convulsions and amnesia. Clonazepam in particular has been shown to have strong effects against epilepsy, HPPD, hyperekplexia, parasomnia, and symptoms of lateral sclerosis.

Like all benzodiazepine drugs, Klonopin has a wide series of adverse effects. These commonly include drowsiness, euphoria and lessened cognitive and motor performances, but can sometimes include aggression, lack of libido, hallucinations and amnesia. This class of drugs also has another type of adverse effects, known as paradoxical effects, as would be increased seizure activity for epileptics.

Prolonged use of Clonazepam can lead to tolerance to its anticonvulsant effects, rendering it useless for people suffering from epilepsy. It is not recommended for children under 18, and caution is advised when administering it to elderly people due to an increased risk of impairment.

Nutrition Facts

2) Klonopin Nutrition Facts

Klonopin contains: Clonazepam, Cornstarch, Lactose, Magnesium stearate and Microcrystalline cellulose

3) Does Klonopin Work?

As stated above, Klonopin is a form of prescription medication that can be found under various names. It is important to note that this drug cannot be purchased online and it should be taken only under close medical supervision.

Benzodiazepines such as Klonopin are known for being fast-acting substances and highly effective but have drawbacks due to adverse reactions including paradoxical effects, cognitive problems, and drowsiness. Withdrawal can be a long and challenging process with cognitive impairments persisting for up to six months after the treatment with benzodiazepines was interrupted.

The strength and effects of a Klonopin dosage may be potentiated or dramatically increased when used in combination with other medications and substances. However, the only one entitled to decide the daily dosage is your doctor. It is important to take this form of treatment under his close supervision and immediately report any side effects that may occur.

Just like with all prescription drugs, this product has been associated with numerous side effects. The most common ones include fatigue, dizziness, weakness, drowsiness, dry mouth, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, and loss of appetite.


4) What Klonopin Does?

  • effects medically proven.
  • FDA approved.
  • highly effective for short-term treatment.

5) Klonopin Warnings and Precautions

  • highly addictive.
  • large number of adverse effects.
  • not recommended for children.
  • caution necessary with dosage as it can cause sedation.
  • not available for inline purchase.

6) How Much Does Klonopin Cost?

Klonopin is an expensive form of treatment. However, it is less expensive than the brand name Rivotril.

You cannot purchase this drug online. Health insurances and coverage plans will pay for treatment with Klonopin, but it recommended contacting your insurance company in order to obtain additional information.


7) Directions For Taking Klonopin

The maximum recommended dose is 0.5 – 1mg per day, but seeing as Klonopin is a prescription drug, it is up to your doctor to decide the optimal dose for you.

Bottom Line

8) Our Bottom Line

Klonopin is a prescription drug, so it is up to your doctor to decide whether this is the right solution for you. Due to the numerous advere effects that this medication has been shown to have, we advise it be administered in a controlled environment, at least the first few times.

Its short-term effects have been shown to be promising, but it is not advised for long-term treatment, due to the high risk of addiction and the lack of trials of long-term side effects.

If you have been prescribed Klonopin, we recommend you research the drug in order to prepare for its potential adverse effects. Also, going above the prescribed dosage is highly discouraged, due to the strong sedative effect that the active ingredient might present.

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Hi Jackie-
I hope you have discussed all your concerns with your doctor? Write a list of any concerns to take to doctor appt with you as many people forget to ask when they are at dr appt.
Many drugs may cause withdrawal effects if not tapered off gradually with your doctor’s instructions. Have you gotten second opinion from another doctor? There are many drugs that can be changed to another in similar category by your doctor.
You can take vitamin supplements and eat excellent organic diet —and still have vitamin/mineral deficiencies due to lack of absorption ability by your body system. I would include taking a good probiotic daily and also a multiple digestive enzyme daily. I do not see that you take fish oil—-this is always recommended for depression, anxiety, etc as it helps with nerve transmission. Not knowing your age—I assume you take calcium and magnesium daily? Most multiple vitamins do not put much magnesium in their product. If you work inside or live where weather is cloudy or cold, it is possible you do not get enough Vit D -even with supplement. Dosage of Vitamin D is important—-so be sure to have your doctor check your Vitamin D level. Too much of some supplements can cause health problems and too little dosage shows no improvement. Also if you require any type of meds such as blood thinners, diabetes or kidney medicines—you must be aware how supplementing certain vitamin or minerals will interact with them.
Good luck and do not give up in your search to feel better.

jackie landry

I have been on rivitrol for 20 yrs now!! I am on a low dose which is less than 1mg a day! I want to come of this medication so badly! I find it is affecting my memory and my eyes and also my circulation in my legs and my speach! It is affecting my work now! I am taking a one a day vitamin and B complex and also Omega Berry with vitamin D. Please is there someone out there that can help me to once in for all get of this medication!! Please God let there be someone out there to help!!
Thank you
God Bless!