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A healthcare provider may prescribe clonazepam to treat several types of epileptic seizures, as well as panic disorder. The medication is taken by mouth, usually two or three times a day. Clonazepam is available as a tablet or a wafer (an orally disintegrating tablet) and can be taken with or without food. Possible side effects include drowsiness, coordination problems, and behavior problems.
What Is Clonazepam?Clonazepam (Klonopin®) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
- 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."