I know they are not near the same medication but are the effects of the clonazepam in the same categorie as the clonidine, Do they have the same effect on the human body?
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine. Its an anti-anxiety med, Causes sedation, fatigue, and is habit forming. Clonodine is an anti hypertensive, so it lowers your blood pressure but can also cause sedation and lethargy. Due to the class of medication it falls into, it's non addictive and you will not go into withdrawal if you suddenly stop taking.
Regarding your question, you may feel some of the same effects (drowsiness). Clonodine is often used for withdrawal because it does lower your blood pressure and helps people sleep at night, where as clonazepam is often prescribed throughout the day as you can function on it but is meant to treat anxiety. You wouldn't want to take too much clonodine as it could cause hypotension where your blood pressure drops too low and is extremely dangerous especially mixed with opiates and alcohol. They are not metabolized the same in your body as they have specific functions separate from one another, although again, they both may cause drowsiness. Does that make sense? In other words, they're not in the same class of drugs.
- Clonidine Information for Consumers
- Clonidine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonidine (detailed)
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