Clonazepam is a medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs. It is primarily used to treat various conditions, including anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and certain types of seizures. Clonazepam works by enhancing the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which helps to reduce abnormal brain activity and promote a calming effect. It is available in tablet and orally disintegrating tablet forms and is typically taken orally. Clonazepam is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Clonazepam is used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures. It is also used to relieve panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Clonazepam, sold under the brand name Klonopin among others, is a medication used to prevent and treat seizures, panic disorder, and the movement disorder known as akathisia. It is a tranquilizer of the benzodiazepine class