Klonopin 2 mg is a very well-known medication in the pharmacy world. It is approved by the FDA to treat certain seizure disorders and panic disorders. Klonopin has a generic version known as Clonazepam. It is classified under a class of drugs called benzodiazepine. It is a CNS stimulant. The FDA labeled it as a Schedule IV drug which means it has a medical use but requires a legal prescription from a licensed doctor to buy and use. Another available strength of Klonopin is, Klonopin 1 mg.
Klonopin 2 mg works by increasing the level of a certain chemical called GABA. This chemical helps to produce calming effects to prevent and treat seizures and panic disorders. It generally starts showing its effects after 1 to 4 hours and starts to fade after a few hours. However, the drug stays in the system for 6 to 9 days and can be detected through the urine for up to one month.
This drug can cause some negative effects if interacts with some other drugs. Before starting this medication, inform the doctor about other medications you are taking including:
- Opioid medication
- Sleeping pill
- Muscle relaxer
- Medicine for Anxiety
- Other seizure medication
Klonopin medication is not for those people who have liver disease, kidney problems, kidney disease, heart problems, overactive thyroid, mental illness, head injury, allergy to it, and alcohol addiction. Pregnant and Breastfeeding women should also stay away from this drug as it can pass to the baby and cause dangerous side effects. Store this medication at room temperature in an airtight container. Keep it in a dry and dark place away from anyone’s reach especially, children and pets. Dispose of unused and expired drugs in a safe place so that no one can find and misuse them.