Clonazepam is a medication acts as the main active ingredient in medicines used in the treatment of Epilepsy. It is a benzodiazepine derivative used for myotonic or atonic seizures, absence seizures, and photosensitive epilepsy, anticonvulsant This active ingredient enhances gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor responses. It acts as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of severe childhood epilepsy.
Class of Drugs – Benzodiazepines
Molecular Formula – C15H10ClN3O3
Molecular Weight - 315.71 g/mol
Working: This active component works by increasing the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid. This is a chemical that carries signals throughout the nervous system. In insufficient GABA, the body may be in an excited state. It may lead to panic attacks or seizures.
Uses: This effective active ingredient is used to prevent and control seizures. Clonazepam is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug that treats panic attacks. It works by calming the brain and nerves. It belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This benzodiazepine drug Clonazepam is used in popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Neurontin: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg and 800 mg
Do not stop this medication, it may have withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, mental/mood changes, shaking, stomach/muscle cramps. To help prevent withdrawal, consult the doctor.