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Is clondine same as klonopin?

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Rajive Goel 30 Nov 2011

Clonidine hydrochloride is a prescription medication that comes in a few different forms and is approved for a few different uses. Clonidine products include:

*Clonidine immediate-release tablets (Catapres), approved for treating high blood pressure
*Clonidine patches (Catapres-TTS), approved for treating high blood pressure
*Clonidine extended-release tablets (Kapvay), approved to treat attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
*Clonidine extended-release tablets and liquid (Nexiclon XR), approved to treat high blood pressure
*Clonidine epidural infusion (Duraclon), approved for treating severe cancer pain.

Klonopin (clonazepam) 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.

Both meds are different & used for the above prescriptions, take care.

Best wishes!

amytateitall 30 Nov 2011

No! Clonidine is to regulate blood pressure. Clonazepam is an anti anxiety medication!

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