What is Clonazepam
Clonazepam has been found effective in treating epilepsy in children, and the inhibition of seizure activity seemed to be achieved at low plasma levels of clonazepam. As a result, clonazepam is sometimes used for certain rare childhood epilepsies. Clonazepam is mainly prescribed for the acute management of epilepsies. Clonazepam has been found to be effective in the acute control of non-convulsive status epilepticus.
It is also approved for treatment of typical and atypical absences (seizures), infantile myoclonic, and akinetic seizures. A subgroup of people with treatment resistant epilepsy may benefit from long-term use of clonazepam; the benzodiazepine clorazepate may be an alternative due to its slow onset of tolerance.
Clonazepam, like other benzodiazepines, while being a first-line treatment for acute seizures, is not suitable for the long-term treatment of seizures due to the development of tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects.
. Clonazepam has also been found effective in treating other anxiety disorders, such as social phobia.
. Restless legs syndrome can be treated using clonazepam as a third-line treatment
. Clonazepam is also effective in the management of acute mania.
. clonazepam, are sometimes used for the treatment of mania or acute psychosis-induced aggression.
. Many forms of parasomnia and other sleep disorders are treated with clonazepam.
. clonazepam are more effective than antipsychotics when urgent sedation is required.