Klonopin is a ‘K’ shaped pill that can be taken to treat anxiety disorder, seizure disorder and panic attacks. The active ingredient Clonazepam that is present in this medication is known to produce the anti-seizure and anti-anxiety properties in a person.
The Klonopin medication is rapidly absorbed by the body when it is taken orally. This medication is known to enhance the activity of gamma aminobutyric Acid.
Binding agents in Klonopin
The binding agents are nothing but the inactive ingredients that are present in the drug. Some of these substances are lactose, FD&C Blue No. 2 Lake, cellulose microcrystalline, magnesium stearate and cornstarch.
These ingredients are added in order to make the active ingredient into a tablet form and to provide the needed color. However you should not expect any therapeutic ability from these ingredients.
Medical trials of Klonopin
There were many studies conducted with Klonopin. Each and every trial is a double blind one. Certain set of People were provided with Placebo pills. This is nothing but the sugar pill which does not contribute any positive effect on the condition.
Another set of people were given with Klonopin tablets. The drug doses like 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg, 3mg and 4mg are given in divided doses to a person. This is a nine week trial where the medication is reduced and stopped at the end.
In this trial, it is found that those who took Klonopin medication found better effects on the medical condition compared to those who took placebo drug. Some of them suffered from ill effects and others did not have any negative effect on them. The result of this clinical trial is very much successful.
The 67% of people who took Klonopin treatment were completely rid of the panic effects and anxiety effects.
Klonopin on Seizure
This medication can be used alone or in combination with other drugs in the treatment of seizure disorder. Those individuals who failed to provide positive effect while taking succinimides can find Klonopin to be completely benefitted.
Klonopin effects on Panic disorder
Klonopin can also be suitable for people who are suffering from panic disorder. This is the condition in which the individuals would experience repeated panic attacks and would live in the fear of getting attacks in the future. Those with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia can take this medication. During the 6 to 9 weeks of Klonopin trial, there were good results derived for people with this condition.
Below video describes the effects of Klonopin on anxiety and panic disorder.
Clinical data of Klonopin on pregnancy
There were animal trials conducted. The animals that are pregnant were given Klonopin medication. When this happened, there were traces of the medication found on the animal fetus.
When Klonopin is taken for a longer span it was found that the animal child after the delivery suffered from withdrawal symptoms and also had addiction symptoms. Though there is no human trials followed during pregnancy it is recommended that Klonopin should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding phase. This can help the fetus or child to be safe from issues.