Clonazepam is a derivative of Benzodiazepines which treats various types of seizures (fits) i.e typical absence (fits appear suddenly and go off), infantile myoclonic (jerks caused by sudden muscle contractions in children), atypical absence (resulting in sudden loss of attention), myoclonic (jerks caused by sudden muscle contractions) and akinetic seizures (complete loss of muscle tone).
|Used for||Hypnotic, sedative, antiepileptic or anticonvulsant, antianxiety, muscle relaxant and alcohol withdrawal|
|Dosage forms||Tablets, Oral disintegrating (dissolving) tablet, Oral solution|
|Available Strengths||0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 0.125mg, 0.25mg, 0.5mg.
0.5mg/5ml, 2mg/5ml oral solution (for pediatrics)
|Method of administration||Taken with or without food orally|
|Alternatives||Klonopin, Azepic, Clonafit, Clonamed, Clonotril, Clozep, Epitril, Epizam, Lonazep,Melzap, Norep,Ozepam, Sezolep|
|Pharmacokinetics||Onset of action : 30 to 40 minutes
Duration of action 6 to 8 hours in adults and 12 hours in children