What Is Klonopin Used For

Klonopin is helpful in the treatment of patients with seizures or panic disorders.

If you experience or are concerned or require more information about any of the above conditions, please contact your healthcare prescriber about Klonopin.

How To Use Klonopin

Remember to take your medication at regular intervals between every dose so that your drug will work efficiently. It is also important to follow the instructions given and read the patient information leaflet provided as these will differ between different medication.

Be sure to always follow label directions on your prescription bottle. It is best to swallow your tablets with a glass of water. If you notice the medicine upsets your stomach, you may take with food or milk.

Klonopin should only be taken as instructed by your healthcare prescriber. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your healthcare prescriber first or unless instructed to do so. If the medication is for your child, remember that the dosage instructions will differ, so please check prior to starting the medication.

Conflicting Medications With Klonopin

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Klonopin to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures
  • Certain medicines for hay fever or other allergies
  • Cimetidine
  • Disulfiram
  • Erythromycin
  • Female hormones, including contraceptive or birth control pills
  • Medicines for mental depression
  • Medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
  • Phenytoin
  • Some medicines for the treatment of pain
It is very important to inform your healthcare prescriber of your medical history and the drugs that you are taking. For example, drugs that you are currently taking along with Klonopin may interact with each other. Inform your healthcare prescriber if you fall into any one of the following categories below:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the categories listed above may affect the outcome of the medicine Klonopin and as a result give rise to unwanted side-effects.

Read more information on Klonopin using the links under About Klonopin