clo·​naz·​e·​pam | \ klō-ˈna-zə-ˌpam How to pronounce clonazepam (audio) \

Definition of clonazepam

: a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN303 used especially as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy

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Recent Examples on the Web Addiction to benzodiazepines -- a class of drugs that includes clonazepam (Klonopin), alprazolam (Xanax) and others, such as diazepam (Valium) -- is common. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2021 Some years ago, one of her patients was prescribed a drug called clonazepam for an unrelated condition—and her burning mouth pain went away. Kate Baggaley, Popular Science, 5 Mar. 2021 The suit alleges that between 2008 and 2016, Brennan overprescribed Witt with clonazepam in a manner inconsistent with the standard of care for osteopathic physicians. Garrett Andrews, oregonlive, 22 Dec. 2020 Commonly prescribed drugs like alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) are all benzodiazepines. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 25 Sep. 2020 Buck is accused of distributing narcotics gamma hydroxybutyric acid and clonazepam, sedatives that the DEA has described as date-rape drugs. NBC News, 19 Sep. 2019 In court, prosecutors said Schwarzman’s blood contained no alcohol, but did contain clonazepam, a sedative; methadone, a narcotic; and THC, a compound found in marijuana, at the time of the crash. Cody Boteler,, 2 Dec. 2019 Those include sedatives such as aplrazolam (sold as Xanax), clonazepam (sold as Klonopin) and diazepam (sold as Valium), as well as the antihistamine diphenhydramine (sold as Benadryl), and a number of other powerful narcotics and opioids. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2019 The benzo family includes diazepam, or Valium; clonazepam, or Klonopin; lorazepam, or Ativan; chlordiazepoxide, or Librium; and the one most commonly known to the pop culture, alprazolan, or Xanax, among others. Arash Javanbakht, The Conversation, 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of clonazepam

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clonazepam

chlor- + phenyl + -azepam (as in diazepam)

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clo·​naz·​e·​pam | \ (ˌ)klō-ˈnaz-ə-ˌpam How to pronounce clonazepam (audio) \

Medical Definition of clonazepam

: a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN3O3 used to prevent or control seizures especially in the treatment of epilepsy and to reduce anxiety in the treatment of panic disorder


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