Drug Status in USA : Approved
Drug Status in Canada : Approved


pronounced as (kloe na' ze pam)

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.

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.

Do not try to push the orally disintegrating tablet through the foil. Instead, use dry hands to peel back the foil packaging. Immediately take out the tablet and place it in your mouth. The tablet will quickly dissolve and can be swallowed with or without liquid.

Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of clonazepam and gradually increase your dose, not more often than once every 3 days.

Clonazepam can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time or in a different way than prescribed by your doctor. Take clonazepam exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Clonazepam may help control your condition, but will not cure it. It may take a few weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of clonazepam. Continue to take clonazepam even if you feel well. Do not stop taking clonazepam without talking to your doctor, even if you experience side effects such as unusual changes in behavior or mood, If you suddenly stop taking clonazepam, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as new or worsening seizures, hallucinating (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), changes in behavior, sweating, uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body, stomach or muscle cramps, anxiety, or difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.

What are the precautions to be followed?

Before taking clonazepam,
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to clonazepam, other benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium, in Limbitrol), clorazepate (Gen-Xene, Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), estazolam, flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), oxazepam, temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), or any other medications.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin, in Prevpac), erythromycin (Erythrocin, E-mycin), and troleandomycin (TAO) (not available in the US); antidepressants; certain antifungal medications such as itraconazole (Sporanox) and ketoconazole (Nizoral); antihistamines; certain calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac, others) and verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan); cimetidine (Tagamet); HIV protease inhibitors including indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), and ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra); medications for anxiety, colds or allergies, mental illness, or pain; other medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote); muscle relaxants; nefazodone; rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); sedatives; certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as fluvoxamine (Luvox); other sleeping pills; and tranquilizers. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye that may cause vision loss) or liver disease. Your doctor may tell you not to take clonazepam.
  • tell your doctor if you drink or have ever drunk large amounts of alcohol, use or have ever used street drugs or have overused prescription medications. Also tell your doctor if you have or have ever had lung or kidney disease.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Clonazepam may harm the fetus. If you become pregnant while taking clonazepam, call your doctor.
  • talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking this medication if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should receive low doses of clonazepam because higher doses may not work better and may cause serious side effects.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking clonazepam.
  • you should know that this medication may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • talk to your doctor about the safe use of alcohol during your treatment with clonazepam.
  • you should know that your mental health may change in unexpected ways, and you may become suicidal ( thinking about harming or killing yourself or planning or trying to do so) while you are taking clonazepam for the treatment of epilepsy, mental illness, or other conditions. A small number of adults and children 5 years of age and older (about 1 in 500 people) who took anticonvulsants such as clonazepam to treat various conditions during clinical studies became suicidal during their treatment. Some of these people developed suicidal thoughts and behavior as early as one week after they started taking the medication. There is a risk that you may experience changes in your mental health if you take an anticonvulsant medication such as clonazepam, but there may also be a risk that you will experience changes in your mental health if your condition is not treated. You and your doctor will decide whether the risks of taking an anticonvulsant medication are greater than the risks of not taking the medication. You, your family, or your caregiver should call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: panic attacks; agitation or restlessness; new or worsening irritability, anxiety, or depression; acting on dangerous impulses; difficulty falling or staying asleep; aggressive, angry, or violent behavior; mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood), talking or thinking about wanting to hurt yourself or end your life, withdrawing from friends and family; preoccupation with death and dying, giving away prized possessions, or any other unusual changes in behavior or mood. Be sure that your family or caregiver knows which symptoms may be serious so they can call the doctor if you are unable to seek treatment on your own.

What are possible side effects of this medication ?

Clonazepam may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • unsteadiness
  • problems with coordination
  • difficulty thinking or remembering
  • increased saliva
  • muscle or joint pain
  • frequent urination
  • blurred vision
  • changes in sex drive or ability
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately:
  • rash
  • hives
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty breathing

How to store the medication and dispose it of after its use later?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

Drug Category/Class

  • Anticonvulsants
  • GABA Modulators
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Nervous System
  • Benzodiazepine Derivatives
  • Antiepileptics
  • CYP2E1 Inhibitors
  • CYP2E1 Inducers
  • CYP2E1 Inducers (strong)
  • CYP3A4 Inhibitors
  • Benzodiazepine derivatives
Prescribed Clonazepam is used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (petit mal variant), akinetic and myoclonic seizures. It ca...
Weight :315.711
Structure Clonazepam
Generic Drug Clonazepam prescribed Clonazepam is used as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (petit mal variant), akinetic and myoclonic seizures. It ca...


Clonazepam has 259 Brands listed

Adnil (0.5 mg)Alcona (1 mg)
Alpaz 0.5Alpaz 1
Alpaz 2Alpaz D 0.25
Anxipar (0.25 mg)Anxipar (0.5 mg)
Anxrea (0.5 mg)Anxrea (1 mg)
Anxrea (2 mg)Aplaz (0.25 mg)
Aplaz (0.5 mg)Aplaz (1 mg)
Aplaz (2 mg)Biopam (0.5 mg)
Calmnir (0.5 mg)Caryclone (0.5 mg)
Caryclone (1 mg)Catier (0.5 mg)
Catier DT (0.25 mg)Catier DT (1 mg)
Catier DT (2 mg)Celonz (0.25 mg)
Celonz (0.5 mg)Cergo-MD (0.5 mg)
Cleps (0.5 mg)Clez (0.5 mg)
CLH MD (0.5 mg)Cloam (0.5 mg)
Cloam (2 mg)Clon (0.5 mg)
Clon (1 mg)Clonafit (0.5 mg)
ClonamirClonapax (0.5 mg)
Clonapax (1 mg)Clonapax (2 mg)
Clonapax MD (0.25 mg)Clonapax MD (0.50 mg)
Clonapax MD (1 mg)Clonapax MD (2 mg)
Clonapik (0.25 mg)Clonapik (0.5 mg)
Clonapik (1 mg)Clonapik (2 mg)
Clonark MD (0.5 mg)Clonark MD (2 mg)
Clonatrac (0.5 mg)Clonatrac (1 mg)
Clonax (0.5 mg)Clonax (1 mg)
Clonax (2 mg)Clonax MD (0.25 mg)
Clonax MD (1 mg)Clonax MD (2 mg)
Clonaxyl (0.5 mg)Clonaxyl (2 mg)
Cloneepam (0.5 mg)Cloneepam (1 mg)
Cloneepam (2 mg)Clonopam (1 mg)
Clonopam (2 mg)Clonopam MD (0.25 mg)
Clonopam MD (0.5 mg)Clonosham (5 mg)
Clonotril (0.25 mg)Clonotril (0.5 mg)
Clonotril (1 mg)Clonotril (2 mg)
Clonozeb (2 mg)Clonzy (0.5 mg)
Clonzy (1 mg)Clonzy (2 mg)
Clopam (0.25 mg)Clopam (0.5 mg)
Clopam (0.5 mg) (East West)Clopam (1 mg)
Clopam (2 mg)Clopam 0.5
Closed (0.25 mg)Closed (0.5 mg)
Closis (0.25 mg)Closis (0.5 mg)
Closis (1 mg)Clotas (0.25 mg)
Clotas (0.5 mg)Clotas (1 mg)
Clotas (2 mg)Clotrin (0.25 mg)
Clotrin (0.50 mg)Clotrin (1 mg)
Clotrin (2 mg)Cloze (0.5 mg)
Cloze (1 mg)Cloze (2 mg)
Cloze MD (0.25 mg)Cloze MD (0.5 mg)
Clozep (0.25 mg)Clozep (0.5 mg)
Clozep (1 mg)Clozep (2 mg)
Clozep DT (0.5 mg)Clozorix (0.5 mg)
Clozy (0.5 mg)Convaclon (0.5 mg)
Convaclon (2 mg)Cozil (0.5 mg)
Cozil (1 mg)Cylec (0.5 mg)
Cylenc (0.25 mg)Cylenc (1 mg)
Cylenc (2 mg)CZap (0.5 mg)
CZap (2 mg)Czpam (0.25 mg)
Czpam (0.5 mg)E Cloz (0.50 mg)
E Cloz (2 mg)Easyfeel (0.5 mg)
Easyfeel (1 mg)Easyfeel (2 mg)
Epcon (0.25 mg)Epcon (0.5 mg)
Epcon (1 mg)Epcon (2 mg)
Epicloz (0.5 mg)Epicloz (2 mg)
Epilong (0.25 mg)Epilong (0.5 mg)
Epilong (1 mg)Epilong (2 mg)
Epitril (0.5 mg)Epitril (2 mg)
Epitril MD (0.5 mg)Epizam (0.5 mg)
ExoclonHicol (0.5 mg)
Incloz (0.5 mg)Incloz (1 mg)
Jasoclam (0.5 mg)KLOCALM
Klojet MD (0.25 mg)Klojet MD (0.50 mg)
Klojet MD (1 mg)Klojet MD (2 mg)
Klopam (0.5 mg)Klopam (1 mg)
Klopam (2 mg)Livtril MD (0.5 mg)
Logen MD (0.5 mg)Logen MD (1 mg)
Logen MD (2 mg)Lonacen (0.25 mg)
Lonacen (0.5 mg)Lonacen (2 mg)
Lonawel (0.5 mg)Lonawel Forte (2 mg)
Lonazep (0.25 mg)Lonazep (0.5 mg)
Lonazep (1 mg)Lonazep (2 mg)
Lonazep MD (0.25 mg)Lonazep MD (0.5 mg)
Lonazep MD (1 mg)Lonazep MD (2 mg)
Lonin (0.5 mg)Lonin (2 mg)
Lozep (0.5 mg)Lozep (2 mg)
MD Calm (0.5 mg)MD Calm (1 mg)
MD Calm (2 mg)Meloprax (0.25 mg)
Meloprax (0.50 mg)Melzap MD (0.25 mg)
Melzap MD (0.5 mg)Melzap MD (1 mg)
Melzap MD (2 mg)Modgal (0.25 mg)
Mozepam (0.25 mg)Mozepam (0.5 mg)
Naza (0.25 mg)Naza (0.5 mg)
Nazee (0.5 mg)Nazee (2 mg)
Norep (0.5 mg)Norep (1 mg)
Norep (2 mg)Nozim (0.5 mg)
Nozim (2 mg)Nuclona (0.25 mg)
Nuclona (0.50 mg)Nupam (0.5 mg)
Olipar MD (2.5 mg)Onapil (0.5 mg)
ONZ (0.25 mg)ONZ (0.5 mg)
Ozepam (0.5 mg)Ozepam (2 mg)
Petril (0.5 mg)Petril (1 mg)
Petril (2 mg)Petril MD (0.25 mg)
Petril MD (0.5 mg)QP Zep
Repam (0.5 mg)Rispam (0.25 mg)
Rispam (0.5 mg)Rispam (1 mg)
Rispam (2 mg)Rivotril (0.5 mg)
Rivotril (2 mg)Sezolep (0.5 mg)
Sezolep (2 mg)Sympam (0.5 mg)
Sypam (0.5 mg)Sypam (2 mg)
Ubitpam (0.50 mg)Xenotril SL (0.25 mg)
Xenotril SL (0.5 mg)Xenotril SL (2 mg)
Zap (0.5 mg)Zap (1 mg)
Zap (2 mg)Zapiz (0.25 mg)
Zapiz (0.5 mg)Zapiz (1 mg)
Zapiz (2 mg)Zee (0.5 mg)
Zee (1 mg)Zee (2 mg)
Zeficar (0.5 mg)Zeficar (2 mg)
Zemed (2 mg)Zepam (0.5 mg)
Zepam (1 mg)Zepam (2 mg)
Zepam MD (0.25 mg)Zepam MD (0.5 mg)
Zepam MD (1 mg)Zepam MD (2 mg)
Zepamax (0.25 mg)Zepamax (0.5 mg)
Zepamax (1 mg)Zepamax (2 mg)
Zeptril (0.5 mg)Zeptril (2 mg)
Zeptril DT (0.5 mg)Zeptril DT (2 mg)
Zicam DT (0.25 mg)Zicam DT (0.5 mg)
Zicam DT (1 mg)Zicam DT (2 mg)
Zozep (0.5 mg)Zozep (1 mg)
Zozep (2 mg)

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