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Xanax is a prescription medication that is used to treat the following conditions:
Anxiety & Panic disorder.
Xanax is part of a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These drugs have several effects on the body, including:
Reducing anxiety; Causing sleepiness; Relaxing muscles; Stopping seizures; Impairing short-term memory.
All medicines in this category can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific benzodiazepine that is being taken. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why Xanax and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
Klonopin is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
Epileptic seizures, particularly the following types of seizures:
* Seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy)
* Akinetic seizures (also known as atonic seizures), which are characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone, causing "drop attacks"
* Myoclonic seizures, which are characterized by sudden, brief muscle jerks
Absence seizures, which are characterized by brief periods of decreased awareness or "spacing out."
* Panic disorder.
Hope was able to give you enough information? Please take care, be well & safe!
I used to be on Klonopin .05, and it had horrible effects on me. On weekends, I would sleep the whole two days through. During school, I wouldn't pay attention in class, and I'd just drift off. It even upset my stomach quite often.
My Dr. put me on Xanax XR (extended release) about seven-eight months ago, and I've been perfectly fine. It's only a 1mg dose, but it keeps me stable. I have to be able to concentrate, and plus I'm on Topamax for migraines, which is one of the ultimate anti-convulsants for memory loss. To say the least, Xanax worked out perfectly for me.
But yeah, I'd definitley tell the Dr. if you have any side effects from the Klonopin, I wasn't even on it but a few months. But it's a drug that takes about a month to fully get in your system. I once read where this kid was on Klonopin and he couldn't even open the door to his own house, and had to ask his neighbors to help him. He had to be hospitalized for it, and to have special treatment just to get weaned. Like I said, Klonopin was a nasty drug to me. So just be careful, I'd take note of any side effects. Likewise, for several people, it is quite great!
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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