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Klonopin, Clonopin

Sounds Like: claw-no-pin

Classification: Benzodiazepine

Controlled Substance Act Schedule: IV

Other names for Klonopin

  • K
  • K-pins
  • Benzos
  • Downers
  • Super Valium
  • Tranks

Klonopin Addiction

Klonopin is the brand name for the drug clonazepam, a benzodiazepine that poses an addiction risk. The medication is often taken by people who want to relax. It achieves this by decreasing or slowing electrical activity in the brain.
You can become physically and mentally dependent on klonopin, especially if you take it for several weeks. Misuse of the drug can cause serious symptoms such as memory problems, seizures, shaking, depression, harmful thoughts and losing touch with reality. Drinking or using street drugs in combination with clonazepam can increase the risk of serious complications. Use of the drug can also increase the risk of life-threatening breaking problems, sedation or coma.
The more you use Klonopin the more tolerance you develop to the drug. This can make you want to take more in order to achieve the desired effect or high you’re seeking. This could lead to an overdose.

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Intended Use of Klonopin

Clonazepam or Klonopin was originally developed as a way to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve panic attacks, or extreme fear and nervousness. It does this by depressing the nervous system.

How Klonopin Is Taken

Klonopin or clonazepam is typically swallowed as a blue tablet. It can also be consumed as a quick-dissolve tablet by placing it under the tongue.

Side Effects of
Klonopin

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • unsteadiness
  • lack of coordination
  • difficulty thinking or remembering
  • increased saliva
  • muscle or joint pain
  • frequent urination
  • blurred vision
  • changes in sex drive
  • rash
  • hives
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips and mouth
  • difficulty breathing
  • hoarseness

Signs of an
Addiction to Klonopin

uncontrolled cravings for Klonopin

unsuccessful attempts to stop using the drug

prioritizing use of the drug over spending time with family or friends

legal or financial problems

use of Klonopin despite adverse of negative behaviors

Klonopin
Abuse Facts

Rock legends Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Nicks and actor Lena Dunham experienced addictions to Klonopin.

5,500 people try psychotherapeutic drugs, including clonazepam, for non medical uses every day, according to the National Survey for Drug Use and Health.

Klonopin pills (or tablets) cost around $3.