Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a prescription drug that belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepine. Klonopin comes as an oral tablet. Clonazepam is used to treat panic disorder and anxiety, as well as to prevent and control seizures. It works by calming your nervous system, helping you relax both physically and mentally.

Klonopin side effects

When used as prescribed clonazepam can ease and treat your condition. However, like any other drug, clonazepam can cause several side effects. Some common side effects of Klonopin include:

  • sleep distress
  • dizziness and drowsiness
  • confusion
  • poor balance and coordination
  • irregular heartbeat
  • blurred vision and slurred speech
  • muscle aches
  • depression
  • trouble concentrating and memory problems
  • low blood pressure
  • nausea and vomiting
  • tremors
  • constipation
  • fatigue
  • delusions and hallucinations

Klonopin addiction and withdrawal

Like other benzodiazepines, clonazepam produces intense feelings of relaxation and euphoria. The use of Klonopin without a prescription or for recreational purposes is considered abuse. When taken regularly, clonazepam can lead to physical dependence and tolerance. Klonopin addicts need higher and higher doses of the drug to achieve the same relief and relaxation. Some symptoms and signs of Klonopin abuse may include depression, insomnia, aggressive behavior, blurred vision, and speech.

When an addict suddenly stops taking the drug, he or she may experience some severe withdrawal symptoms. Klonopin withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person, depending on the length of abuse, dosage, and frequency of abuse. As a result, an addict may experience the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • anxiety
  • stomach pain and cramps
  • sleep distress
  • shaking
  • hallucination
  • restlessness
  • panic attacks
  • excessive sweating

Klonopin overdose

Large doses of Klonopin can lead to a drug overdose. A Klonopin overdose may be life-threatening and can even cause death. Symptoms of a Klonopin overdose may include:

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