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Clonazepam in the treatment of epilepsy !!!

Why is this medication prescribed?
Clonazepam is used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures. It is also used to relieve panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Clonazepam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

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How should this medicine be used?
Clonazepam comes as a tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (tablet that dissolves quickly in the mouth) to take by mouth. It usually is taken one to three times a day with or without food. Take clonazepam at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
Clonazepam is taken by mouth (orally) as tablets.
As it can cause dependency, you should stop treatment gradually and with a doctor's advice.

What side effects are possible with this medication?
Side effects include fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness, ataxia (lack of coordination), light-headedness, drowsiness, confusion, and depression.
Clonazepam should not be taken if you have severe liver disorders or some respiratory conditions. It should also not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Clonazepam can be dangerous if taken with alcohol. It can also increase the effect of a number of other drugs with which it should not be taken. These include antihistamines, sedatives, tranquilisers, prescription pain medications, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills and drugs for seizures. If in doubt, talk to your doctor before taking clonazepam.

Clonazepam should not be used for people with the following medical conditions:
- Allergy to other benzodiazepines or related drugs (such as Librium and Valium)
- Liver disease (severe)
- Acute narrow-angle glaucoma
- Acute intermittent porphyria

How to store this medicine?
Keep the medicine in a cupboard, away from heat and direct sunlight. It does not need to be kept in the fridge.
Make sure that children cannot see or reach the medicine.
Keep the medicine in the container it came in.