Clonazepam Indications

Clonazepam (Klonopin®) is a prescription medicine approved for treating panic disorder and certain types of epileptic seizures, including:
 
  • Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy)
  • Akinetic seizures (also known as atonic seizures), which are characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone, causing "drop attacks"
  • Myoclonic seizures, which are characterized by sudden, brief muscle jerks
  • Absence seizures, which are characterized by brief periods of decreased awareness or "spacing out."
     
Panic disorder is a specific type of anxiety disorder. People sometimes deal with panic disorder by avoiding situations and places that may lead to a panic attack. This, combined with the fear of having a panic attack in public, can lead people to avoid social interaction and can cause people to become housebound (this problem is known as agoraphobia). Clonazepam is approved to treat panic disorder and can be used to treat people with or without agoraphobia.
 
(Click What Is Clonazepam Used For? to learn more about the indications for clonazepam, to find out how this medication works, and for information on whether this drug is suitable for children.)
 
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