It is commonly known by its brand name Klonopin, a tranquillizer of the benzodiazepine class. It is a medication used to prevent and treat seizures, it is also prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. It works by lessening electrical activity in the brain.
This drug is not recommended for long-term use due to adverse side effects and a high potential for tolerance (needing a higher dose to get the initial effect) and addiction.
It is taken orally. It begins having an effect within an hour and lasts between six and 12 hours.
Common Brand Name(s): Klonopin, Rivotril
Overdosing on clonazepam alone is rarely fatal. Abusing this medication along with other drugs such as alcohol or painkillers can produce dangerous interactions that can lead to serious harm or death.
Signs and symptoms of an overdose may include: