Clonazepam Oral Disintegrating Tablets
Clonazepam (Klonopin®) is a medication approved for treating panic disorder and certain types of epileptic seizures. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, which work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that is naturally calming and can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain.
The medicine is available by prescription only and comes in the form of tablets and wafers (orally disintegrating tablets). Clonazepam is taken by mouth, usually two to three times a day. The oral disintegrating tablets dissolve rapidly in the mouth, without any need for water. This form of the medication is most suitable for people (including children) who have trouble swallowing tablets.
The orally disintegrating tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Clonazepam 0.125 mg wafers
- Clonazepam 0.25 mg wafers
- Clonazepam 0.5 mg wafers
- Clonazepam 1 mg wafers
- Clonazepam 2 mg wafers.
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