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

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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