✔️Trade name – Klonopin, Rivotril
✔️Pregnancy category – not prescribed to the pregnant women by health advisor
✔️Dependency liability – 1. Physical – moderate
2. Psychological – High
✔️Addiction liability – Moderate
✔️Legal status – US : schedule IV
✔️Onset of action – within 60 minutes
✔️Duration of action – 6-12 hours
✔️Administration routes – mouth, intramuscular, intravenous, sublingual (tablet is kept under tongue)
✔️Excretion – Kidney
Clonazepam was first introduced in 1968. This drug is approved by the FDA in the United States in 1975. This drug clonazepam has also generic formulation, so it has low cost and easily available medicine in the market,. Afterwards, clonazepam become very popular in the US. In the 2017 report this drug is the 34th most popular drug in the US. Now this drug is used as prescribed and prescribed medicine in the US.
Clonazepam is prescribed by the doctor to treat symptoms of seizures and panic disorder. Sometimes it is used with other medications for further use. Clonazepam belongs to the class of drugs that are antianxiety agents, benzodiazepines and anxiolytics. So that this drug should never be used with any opiate medicine because its combination with an opiate can lead to respiratory depression, coma and sometimes death also. Clonazepam mainly used for short-term relief of epilepsy and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorder and a type of seizures. In epileptic seizures long period of intense shaking and undetectable spell arises and cause brain injury, stroke and brain tumor, etc. Panic disorder is also known as anxiety disorder in which certain period of palpitation, intense fear, sweating shortness of breath etc arises. Clonazepam is used in treatment procedures and anxiety disorder but it is used only for the treatment of acute seizures and panic disorder.