Klonopin - What is it?
Klonopin, active ingredient clonazepam, is a medication that is available by prescription only. It has been approved for the treatment of epileptic seizures that include:
Akinetic seizures, which are also called atonic seizures and are known for their "drop attacks"
Lennox Gastaut syndrome seizures, which is a severe type of epilepsy.
Myoclonic seizures, that are often identified by the brief, sudden jerks of the muscles
Absence seizures, which are identified as "spacing out" or short periods of non-awareness.
Who is the maker of Klonopin?
Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. is the current maker of Klonopin.
Possible side effects
As is the case with all medications, there is the potential for side effects while taking Klonopin. Not everyone that takes this medication will notice side effects as it is generally well tolerated. If you do notice side effects, they are usually minor and require little or no treatment. Less commonly reported are side effects that are more serious.
Commonly reported side effects might include: problems with behavior, problems with coordination and drowsiness.
At this time, both generic and brand name forms of this medication are available for sale.