Klonopin Withdrawal

Klonopin Withdrawal

The brand name Klonopin refers to Clonazepam, which is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine family. While Klonopin is often prescribed for anxiety, it is more often used for the treatment of certain types of seizures, including:

  • Petit mal seizures
  • Akinetic seizures (also called drop seizures): a minor type of seizure consisting of a brief lapse in muscle tone caused by temporary alterations in brain function
  • Myoclonus: a brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: a form of childhood-onset epilepsy that is characterized by frequent seizures and different seizure types

Klonopin Withdrawal

Painkiller Withdrawal

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While Klonopin is shown to be effective in treating seizure disorders, it can, like all benzodiazepines, cause physical dependence. After a few months of daily use, it is recommended that discontinuation be managed through a gradual reduction of the dose.

Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of Klonopin withdrawal include:

  • Dry mouth, extreme thirst
  • Increased sweating and flushing
  • Abdominal cramping with pain
  • Bloating and belching
  • Constipation, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion, flatulence, heartburn
  • Nausea, gagging, vomiting, difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue, fever, hot flashes
  • Bruising, swelling, nosebleeds
  • Weight fluctuations (gain and loss)
  • Joint and muscle cramping, stiffness, weakness, and pain
  • Headaches, dizziness, fainting
  • Shortness of breath, coughing
  • Laryngitis, bronchitis, sinusitis
  • Dry lips/skin, eczema, dermatitis
  • Eye irritation, infection, and conjunctivitis
  • Abnormal or blurred vision
  • Aggravated nervousness, agitation, anxiety, excitability
  • Impaired concentration, confusion, disorientation, forgetfulness
  • Apathy, depression, irritability, lethargy, decreased libido

Serious Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

Klonopin withdrawal can also bring about a wide array of more serious withdrawal symptoms that must be managed effectively, including:

  • Anemia
  • Increased or decreased heart rate, palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Gastrointestinal reflux or tumors
  • Edema
  • Chest pains
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Grand mal seizures
  • Suicidal tendencies

Klonopin Addiction Help

If you or someone you know has experienced Klonopin abuse, addiction, or overdose, please seek assistance in detoxing and returning to a life free from Klonopin. We can help, so please call our toll free number today.  We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about Klonopin addiction treatment.

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