February 8, 2023

In this episode, I discuss a medication known as clonazepam (Klonopin).

Hey everybody welcome back to drug talk my name is garrett campbell in today’s video we’re going to be doing a more simplified version of a video that we covered in the past on clonazepam or clonopen we’re starting right now just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only so the first thing we’ll discuss in this presentation is what this

Medication is used for so clonazepam treats seizures and panic disorder we’ll now discuss how to use clonazepam so first off take your medication as directed your dose may need to change several times to find what works best for you if you’re using the disintegrating tablet dry your hands before you handle the tablet place the tablet on your tongue and let it

Dissolve swallow regular tablets with a full glass of water what happens if you miss a dose so take a dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for your next dose wait until then and then take a regular dose do not take extra medication to make up for a missed dose store the medication in a closed container at room temperature away from heat moisture

And direct light we’ll now discuss some warnings associated with clonazepam it is not safe to take this medication during pregnancy it could harm an unborn baby so tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant tell your doctor if you have kidney disease liver disease glaucoma lung disease or breathing problems or a history of drug or alcohol abuse depression

Or mental health problems this medication may cause the following problems a risk of overdose which can lead to death respiratory depression which is a serious breathing problem or unusual thoughts or behavior this medication may be habit-forming so do not use more than your prescribed dose call your doctor right away if your medication is not working do not stop

Using this medication suddenly your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it completely this medication may make you dizzy or drowsy so do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how the medication affects you over the next couple slides we’ll go over adverse events or side effects for the first two slides if you

Experience any of these side effects you’d want to get in touch with a physician right away if you had an allergic reaction which could present as itching or hives swelling in your face or hands swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat chest tightness or trouble breathing if you have blue lips fingernails or skin a change in how much or how often you urinate

Confusion or memory problems reach out to your physician right away if you have depression unusual moods or behavior or thoughts of hurting yourself if you have fast slow or shallow breathing or trouble breathing or if you have tiredness weakness a slow heartbeat or problems with coordination or walking as well as worsening seizures now for these side effects here

You would just discuss them with your physician at your next appointment or even with your pharmacist the next time you drop off a prescription those could be cough runny or stuffy nose or sore throat or increased saliva all right everybody that’s all we’re going to talk about today with clonazepam or klonopin as always i’m very thankfully took the time to come

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