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Clonazepam should start to work quite quickly, usually within 30 minutes. Many people do not experience any side effects.
However some people may experience some side effects. We have listed potential side effects in the table below, whether or not
they are likely to be short or long-term and what measures can be taken is also described. There are other possible side effects –
we have listed only the most important ones. Ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are worried about anything else that
you think might be a side effect. Further information on side effects is available in the official manufacturer’s leaflet.
Is it OK to stop taking clonazepam when symptoms go away?
If taken for seizures clonazepam should not be stopped except on the advice of a prescriber. In anxiety clonazepam should be
taken only for short periods – ideally for less than four weeks. Other methods of dealing with anxiety may also be tried. These
include relaxation techniques and psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy. You should always discuss with
your prescriber any plans you have to reduce or stop any of your prescribed medicines.
Clonazepam is an anticonvulsant used to treat epilepsy. Clonazepam is also sometimes prescribed to treat anxiety and a variety
of other conditions.
Clonazepam is suitable for most people. As with all medicines, however, there are precautions. Your prescriber will usually check
that it is safe to prescribe clonazepam, but let your prescriber know if any of the following apply to you, as extra care may be
a) if you have myasthenia gravis, sleep apnoea syndrome, porphyria, cerebellar ataxia, severe lung disease, respiratory
failure, kidney trouble or suffer from severe liver trouble.
b) if you are taking any other medication, especially cimetidine, sedative antihistamines, antibiotics such as rifampicin,
medication for schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease, medication for anxiety or insomnia, antidepressants,
anticonvulsants or strong pain killers. Also, tell your prescriber if you buy any medicine ‘over the counter’ from a
pharmacy or supermarket. Please also tell your prescriber if you take any alternative or complementary medicine such as
Chinese herbal medicines. St John’s wort should not be taken by patients prescribed clonazepam.
c) if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or wish to become pregnant.
d) if you have lactose intolerance as the tablets contains lactose (but the liquid does not contain lactose)