About Klonopin

Klonopin belongs to a class of Benzodiazepines. It is an anticonvulsant drug that helps in the treatment and prevention of seizures and panic attacks. It is also there in other name called Clonazepam. It relaxes the nervous system thus producing a calming effect.

FDA has approved this drug for the treatment of panic attacks, seizures, and sudden palpitations. Adding to this it also helps treat the feeling of nausea, dizziness, hallucinations which are all the effects that occur due to the above conditions.

Klonopin is widely preferred by most people as it has been effective in treating panic disorders in both pediatrics and adults as there are specified dosages available for both the categories. It bot only controls the effects but also helps them to remain calm in situations because of neurotransmitters that are emitted as a result of the medication. The medication also works as an anti-depressant and therefore even social depression and conditions of the like can also be treated. It is the Controlled Substance Act which comes under a Schedule IV substance. This act ensures the safety and quality of the pills that are manufactured and surveys the customers regarding the effectiveness of the medication. The duration of the drug stays in your system varies according to the body conditions of each and every user.

History:

A laboratory in France named Lafon Laboratories developed the Klonopin in the 1970s and then was marketed as a treatment for seizures, panic attacks, and epilepsy. It proved to be much useful than the earlier medications that were invented to treat these conditions, compared to the pills that were invented earlier the new medications have much lesser side effects and the time taken to metabolize the drugs requires a much lesser duration that doesn’t seem to be much addictive.

Another positive added to Klonopin is that it need not be broken down into any other substance and it acts more easily lessening the burden on your liver and thereby less likely to damage it.

Klonopin is an approved drug and is sold by legal pharmacies for both medicinal and performance enhancement.

Chemistry:

Klonopin is a synthetic molecule that belongs to the class of Benzodiazepines. It has a group of two-rings consisting of heterocyclic compounds of benzene ring integrating to a diazepine ring.

Klonopin also contains lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and corn starch. Colorants like Yellow, Blue No 1 lake and Blue No 2 lake are used to indicate the dosage pills. Chemically it can be written as 5-(-2-chlorophenyl)-1, 3-dihydro-7-nitro-2H-1, 4-benzodiazepine-2-one which is light yellow crystalline powder.

Pharmacology:

Klonopin is known to treat seizures and panic attacks effectively, it works by increasing the emission of GABA, a neurotransmitter that moderates the nerve signals which helps to achieve a calming effect. This is why the users tend to relax once they’ve taken the drug.

Effects:

Compared to the traditional drugs that help to prevent seizures and panic attacks, a recent survey has shown that Klonopin has a much more effective result than the rest. However, it is mandatory that only the prescribed amount of dosage must be taken in order to achieve the results. If the user feels that the already prescribed dosage is not the right amount for then they should seek the medical advice of the doctor on what should be the further step.

Drug dependency varies from person to person based on their medical history whether they’ve been accustomed to the pill for a long time or their interaction with other drugs and even their general genetic makeup. So it is not surprising if two people taking the same dosage are feeling different effects.

Physical effects:

Positive –

  • Decreases the feeling of nervousness
  • Decreases tension
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Good performance at work

Negative –

  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Benzodiazepines usually result in cognitive dysfunction and it was found to be in people who have been treating with Benzodiazepines for the long term, however, their cognitive effectiveness improved when they gradually stopped using the drug. Therefore, it is highly advised and recommended that they use the drug only in the prescribed dosage as advised by their doctor.

A good anticonvulsant and sedative resource specifically about Klonopin is helpguide