What is Klonopin?
Klonopin, also known as Clonazepam, belongs to the Benzodiazepines group of medication. It is used to treat anxiety, panic disorder and seizures.
Klonopin is not recommended if you are allergic to benzodiazepines. It should also not be used if you have a liver, kidney or lung disease, glaucoma, if you are pregnant, intend to get pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. Always consult your doctor first, and don't drink alcohol while on medication with Klonopin.
Consult your doctor if you have had problems with drugs and alcohol in the past, if you have a history of depression or if you ever had suicidal thoughts.
You should take this medication only by prescription. Never take more than your doctor prescribed or even for a longer time. If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Never take a double dose to compensate the one you missed. If you overdosed on Klonopin, seek emergency medical help.
Do not stop using Klonopin on your own and immediately because you will have withdrawal symptoms. Klonopin should always be stopped in cooperation with your doctor. The safest method is tapering. Lower the doses of Klonopin gradually, so you won't have withdrawal problems.
If you have any side effects from the use of Klonopin, consult your doctor. Common side effects of Klonopin are dizziness, confusion, headache, difficulty falling asleep, weight changes, feeling tired and weak, dry mouth, difficulty thinking and memorizing things, hallucinations, unusual behavior and thought, and fearlessness.
Consult your doctor immediately if you have mood changes, if you feel depressed, agitated, anxious, if you are aggressive, have unusual behavior and thoughts, and if you are thinking of hurting yourself or even contemplating suicide.
What is Ativan?
Ativan (Lorazepam) belongs to the group of Benzodiazepines. It is used to treat anxiety disorders.
Ativan is not recommended if you are allergic to Benzodiazepines, and should not be used if you have a liver, kidney or lung disease, glaucoma, if you are pregnant, intend to get pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. Always consult your doctor first.
Always use Ativan as prescribed by your doctor. Don't drink alcohol while using this medicine.
Consult your doctor if you have mood and behavior changes, if you have strange thoughts, if you want to hurt yourself or if you are considering suicide.
If you overdose on Ativan, seek emergency medical help. If you have side effects from the medicine consult your doctor.
Is Klonopin better than Ativan?
Both Klonopin and Ativan are Benzodiazepines, used for the treatment of anxiety, seizures and panic disorders. They vary in the onset of action, and side effects that they cause.
Klonopin is a longer-acting medication than Ativan, but it also needs more time to start working. Ativan, as a shorter-acting medication, needs to be taken more frequently than Klonopin.
The best medication is the one that fits you. For some it is more convenient to take a medication with a shorter lifetime more frequently during the day, while others prefer a longer-acting medication and take it less frequently.
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