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Re: Klonopin Questions

Posted by Maxime on February 17, 2005, at 22:43:46

In reply to Re: Klonopin Questions njsurfer, posted by jay on February 17, 2005, at 14:34:00

I know I have said this before on the board, but I will say it again. Klonopin is different. It's a benzo but has anticonvulsant properties. I use it as a mood stabiliser. I have been on 4 mg for years now. People with epilepsy can take up to 20 mg a day! See below -

Maxime

from www.rxlist.com

INDICATIONS

Seizure Disorders: Clonazepam is useful alone or as an adjunct in the treatment of the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (petit mal variant), akinetic and myoclonic seizures. In patients with absence seizures (petit mal) who have failed to respond to succinimides, clonazepam may be useful.

In some studies, up to 30% of patients have shown a loss of anticonvulsant activity, often within 3 months of administration. In some cases, dosage adjustment may reestablish efficacy.

Panic Disorder: Klonopin is indicated for the treatment of panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia, as defined in DSM-IV. Panic disorder is characterized by the occurrence of unexpected panic attacks and associated concern about having additional attacks, worry about the implications or consequences of the attacks, and/or a significant change in behavior related to the attacks.

The efficacy of Klonopin was established in two 6- to 9-week trials in panic disorder patients whose diagnoses corresponded to the DSM-IIIR category of panic disorder (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Clinical Trials).

Maximum recommended daily dose is 20 mg.

 

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