Clonazepam- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugClonazepam is an Anticonvulsants/Antiepileptics
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Clonazepam is used for
1. Absence seizures
2. Myoclonic seizures
3. Akinetic seizures
4. Panic disorder
5. Subcortical myoclonus
6. Adjuvant treatment of refractory epilepsy.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms TABLETS
Contraindications1. Hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines
2. Acute pulmonary insufficiency
3. Acute narrow-angle
4. Glaucoma.
Precautions1. Neonates
2. Chronic pulmonary insufficiency
3. Hepatic and renal dysfunction
4. Porphyria
5. Elderly
6. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects1. Sedation
2. Dullness
3. CNS depression
4. Ataxia
5. Bronchial hypersecretion
6. Abnormal eye movement
7. Blood dyscrasias
Pregnancy Category D

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