When Klonopin is intended to treat panic disorder, it may play the role of the only effective medicine, or in combination with other antidepressants, e.g. Prozac, Depakene or Zoloft.
The clonopine effect is exerted by a rapid and effective reduction in the frequency and intensity of seizures or panic attacks. The anticonvulsant and sedative effects of Klonopin are due to the fact that it enhances the effect of GABA and suppresses brain activity.
Adults can take this sedative both to relieve seizures and to reduce panic.
Children older than 10 years are prescribed Clonopine only for the treatment of epileptic seizures.
Elderly patients are advised to take Klonopin in the lowest doses.
In case of concomitant disorders, including respiratory, renal or salivary secretions, the dose of this anticonvulsant may require titration.
The treatment of panic or seizure disorder requires different dosing schedules for Klonopin. Daily doses of this anticonvulsant to relieve myoclonic or akinetic seizures are:
5 mg to 20 mg – for adults
mg to 0.05 mg for children The
dose of clonopine can be adjusted no more than once in 3 days. Depending on the intensity of the clinical response, the daily dose for adults may be increased by approximately 0.5 mg -1 mg, and for children – by 0.25 mg -0.5 mg.
It is recommended to start panic disorder therapy with 0.25 mg Klonopin per day. With insufficient efficacy, the dose can be increased by a maximum of 0.25 mg every three days.